It’s been nearly a year and half since END. and Diadora linked up on the V7000 silhouette, and now the U.K.-based retailer and Italian athletic company are joining forces again to rework the N9002 model. The upcoming “Lido” edition was inspired by open-air swimming pools in Northeast Italy, informing its sea-blue color palette and maritime details.
Baby blue underlays get contrasted with a grey mudguard along the upper, while Diadora’s stripe logo is featured in a sleek tan colorway on the side panels. To underscore the cerulean palette, the duo has strapped the sneaker with a transparent outsole coated in “Baltic” blue. Meanwhile, a towel-like sockliner has been added to accentuate the Mediterranean theme. An embroidered “END.” logo on the tongue and “Diadora” emblem on the heel give the style a branded finish.
The END. x Diadora “Lido” comes packaged in a custom aquatic-themed box and is set to release on May 11 at END.’s webstore.
For more in footwear, take a look at New Balance’s beachy “Coastal Pack” trio.
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Embodying the elegant appearance of a Mediterranean lido, the END. x Diadora N9002 ‘Lido’ Made in Italy style offers the perfect combination of handmade Italian construction and a modern aesthetic. Registration is now open at launches.endclothing.com for the END. x Diadora N9002 ‘Lido’ Made in Italy and also Towel, draw closes 11th May at 00.01 BST. Also available in-store from 11th May. #DiadoraSportswear #ENDdiadora