Diadora and Pro:Direct Soccer introduced a limited edition Gold capsule last week, featuring two of the Italian brand’s most iconic performance boots. The legendary Brasil and Diadora’s newest silhouette, B-Elite, both pay homage to those who aspire (not conform) to create their own story and legacy. The colorway is a bold, statement defining reference to the most prestigious of individual accolades in the modern game – the Ballon d’Or.
To create the metallic golden look, Diadora’s master craftsmen individually hand-crafted each pair, adding a unique fine golden foil lamination across the leather upper. The process produces an incredibly thin micro coating and ensures a true golden texture and color bespoke to the leather.
The statement boot in the capsule is the iconic Brasil, fully covered in a premium golden aesthetic with only the Italian flag the break in color. The richness and softness of the hand crafted k-leather upper and all over golden styling are designed for the purest of touch, exquisite control and sublime movement with the ball.
The multi studded firm ground sole plate is effortlessly evolved from the original Brasil’s tooling to meet the demands of the modern player, with flex, stability and comfort the key protagonists.
The new B-Elite also gets the golden touch treatment, a premium execution with a handcrafted quality that covers every seam. The B-Elite is distinguishable of the duo with a full length white sole plate complimented by a sleek, modern profile housing lightweight performance.
The sole plate of the B-Elite also features the same zig-zag design as Diadora’s Maximus model, the model favored by legendary Roma player Franceso Totti. That plate featured embedded internal wiring which enhanced flex and rebound, now used as a blue print for the flex grooves that give the modern B-Elite a performance edge. The connection is further referenced through the limited edition gold Maximus 14 boot Diadora honored the World Cup winner with in 2006.
Only 56 pairs of each boot will be released at ProDirect.