Made in Italy: Diadora
This article is part of our Italian Week on Tennis Buzz.
Unlike other italian brands Fila, Sergio Tacchini and ellesse, Diadora is much more known for his footwear than its clothing, and although Grand Slam champions Pat Cash, Gustavo Kuerten, Jim Courier, Jennifer Capriati and Yevgeny Kafelnikov wore Diadora, the brand will be forever tied to legend Bjorn Borg.
With their Bjorn Borg Elite, Diadora ensured their place in fashion as well as sporting history.
Made of kangaroo leather, the shoes came with a special bag that had Borg’s face on it.
Diadora have re-released two of their classic Bjorn Borg models in 2008. One is the OG, originally released in 1976, and the Elite from the ’80s.
Worn by Bjorn Borg in 1976-77, the re-issued OG sneakers had a limited production of 1976 pairs in commemoration of Borg’s first Wimbledon triumph. Italian made with premium leather, each pair features a limited hand tag and numbering on the tongue.
The Diadora Borg Elite were released in white/navy and all white:
More info on the Golden Age of Diadora.