Antonia & Diadora's B.Elite Pays Tribute to Tennis Champs

 - Apr 23, 2018
References: antonia.it & highsnobiety
Milan fashion label Antonia joined forces with Diadora to rework the premium B.Elite tennis sneaker to celebrate champions. The sneaker silhouette made its first debut back in 1983 and has been popularized by tennis players globally. Maintaining the piece's signature aesthetics, the collaborators elevated it with premium materials and loudly accented details—this includes a splash of vibrant orange on top of white, and blue on the side panels, which is inspired by the sport's headbands and wristbands.

Notably, there are also co-branding details on the heel and the orange soles, with the option of three laces in white, blue and orange. The construction sees kangaroo leather on its uppers and a molded EVA sole unit crafted from rubber. The premium B.Elite shoes are limited to only 200 pairs and are priced at $253.