Cars and sneakers both hold a cult status in their respective industries, with legions of devoted followers, though it is very rare that the two world collide. Diadora, thankfully, has broken the mould with this new “Spoiler Pack”, gracing the popular V7000 model with a host of colourways inspired by supercars of the past. The quality is on point as usual, and the colourways are fresh and innovative despite their retro inspiration, making this one of the best Diadora releases we’ve seen this year.
First up is the White/Ferrari Red Italy iteration, our personal favourite the four. The base of the upper is a lightweight mesh, coming in a very crisp white, which can be seen on the forefoot, midfoot and bottom half of the tongue. This is accented by off-white suede overlays around the toebox and heel, giving the shoe more support and structure in the necessary areas, and also providing a nice difference in colour to the rest of the upper. The “spoiler” inspiration behind the pack is present at the heel, where red hits of mesh are present, and also on the last lace eyelet which has been made red, adding just the right amount of colour to an otherwise beautifully toned down shoe. A black outsole is utilised, as is the case with most Diadora releases.
The second V7000 in the pack is the Sand/Bright Rose iteration, following the same style as the White version. The base of the upper is a breathable mesh, very soft in nature, which is visible around the forefoot, midfoot and on the bottom half of the tongue. This is offset by suede hits around the toebox, and heel, defining the shape of the shoe beautifully as well as providing a richer shade of sand. The Diadora logo on the lateral and medial sides of the shoe comes in a premium leather, and V7000 and Diadora branding is also embroidered on the heel as well as the tongue. A plastic heel counter runs along the top of the midsole at the back of the shoe, providing a more secure fit, and a white midsole with hits of sand rounds the shoe off nicely.
A toned-down alternative to the previous two V7000 colourways is this Steel/Vermillion Orange colour-up. The base of the shoe again comes in a mesh, dark grey in colour and very breathable in nature, which features suede overlays around the heel and forefoot to provide more structure to the shoe and a different shade of grey. Diadora’s signature logo features on the midfoot in a supple leather, and Diadora V7000 branding is embroidered on the tongue and heel. The orange hits come on the heel, the area of the shoe where a spoiler would be if there was such a thing, contrasting very nicely with the darker upper.
The final, and darkest colourway, in the “Spoiler Pack” is this Total Eclipse/Dandelion colourway. As you’ve probably guessed by now, the upper comes in a dark navy mesh, very lightweight and breathable, and suede overlays which provide a deeper shade of navy and make the shoe more structured. The Diadora logo comes in a rich navy leather, and V7000 branding on the heel comes in bright yellow, matching the heel and top lace eyelet very nicely. The only other remote hit of colour comes on the tongue, where the Diadora embroidered branding is underlined in red white and green, representing Diadora’s Italian heritage. There’s a colour for everyone with this pack, Diadora have covered all the bases with these four sneakers.
You can shop all of these Diadora V7000 editions both online and in-store here at Attitude Inc. right now. These are highly limited though, so if there’s a pair you’ve got your eye on, don’t wait too long to cop!