Ronnie Fieg and Slam Jam partner to release a multi-dimensional collection with Diadora; delivering a luxurious product quality crafted in Italy. The collaborative release of their first Diadora model ushers the V7000 silhouette back into the world for the first time after a 25-year hiatus this October 2015. Ronnie Fieg introduces an brand-new silhouette using the V7000 as its foundation with the RF7000 Primo. The New York-designer incorporates vintage Diadora track shoe-components by adding unique asymmetrical leather toe overlays to create an original execution. The color palette is a deviation of the Italian national flag - green, white and red are translated as olive, off-white, and burgundy. Materials sourced on this model's upper include pebbled nubuck, full grain leather, and pigskin suede. Cow leather is applied to the liner and custom-debossed footbeds, while the final touch is a full gum outsole. Custom packaging and three options of two-tone cotton woven laces accompany the Ronnie Fieg x Diadora RF7000 Primo. Italy-based Slam Jam redesigns the V7000 drawing inspiration from the US Navy, titling their model - Yvan (Navy stylized backwards). This model features a full navy upper with a utilitarian nylon vamp. The overlays are tonal pigskin suede and full grain leather, while cow leather is chosen for the liner and dazzle camo-printed footbeds. The heel panel and woven tongue label are branded in Navy-inspired typography. The final touch is an aquatic blue translucent outsole. Custom packaging and two-tone cotton woven laces accompany the Slam Jam x Diadora V7000 Yvan. The Ronnie Fieg x Slam Jam x Diadora RF7000 & V7000 Collection will release on Friday, October 23, 2015, at 11AM EST for $200 USD at both KITH locations (Soho & Brooklyn), Slam Jam Milan, KithNYC.com and Slamjamsocialism.com.
Photography: Tyler Mansour