While we have a look at two of the Diadora’s from the upcoming ‘From Seoul to Rio’ Collection there is obviously more. We have a detailed look at CNCPTS’ version and Packer Shoes contribution, next is Ronnie Fieg and his KITH brand.
Ronnie Fieg x Diadora Intrepid ‘From Seoul to Rio’ takes a different approach from the others we have received a look at thus far. Providing a lot more color but more subtle than the others, to better introduce this colorway to you here is what KITH/Ronnie Fieg has to say.
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To commemorate the 2016 Summer Olympics, Ronnie Fieg partners with Diadora to unarchive the Intrepid silhouette as part of the From Seoul to Rio initiative. Diadora had an impactful presence during the late 1980’s, creating innovative product designed for some of the most elite runners at the time. The Intrepid showcases this forward-thinking mentality with its low profile dynamic shape.
Fieg presents a retro palette inspired by the colors of prominent world class track clubs of the late ’80s. Teal, light orange, washed navy, pale pink, and soft grey sit comfortably beside one another on this model in a way that feels genuine to the Intrepid’s origin. The upper features a premium material execution by combining rugged pebbled nubuck with a lush pigskin suede forefoot. Branded tongue and heel pulls are added for increased accessibility, which is a detail exclusive to Fieg’s model. Other details include a colorblocked trail-running outsole, asymmetrical From Seoul to Rio footbed branding, two sets of multicolored woven laces, and custom packaging. Lastly, only 500 pairs of this model were produced worldwide, each of which were handcrafted in Italy.
The Ronnie Fieg x Diadora Intrepid releases this Saturday, August 20th, at Kith Manhattan, Kith Brooklyn, and KithNYC.com at 11AM EST. Retail is $180 USD.
Photography: Tyler Mansour