An Unrivaled Winner: The Diadora Borg Elite Gold Trainer Is Back!
Arguably one of the most celebrated and legendary tennis trainers of all time, the Diadora Borg Elite Gold trainer now makes its return to 80s Casual Classics.
No disrespect to a lot of the modern day tennis players but if they were playing in the 1980s and endorsed the Diadora Borg Elite trainer it wouldn’t have the same respect it has today. They just don’t have the same panache and appeal that the likes of Björn Borg had throughout his career. The blonde headband wearing Swede was the man you wanted your latest sportswear on. He was cool, charismatic and one of the best tennis players to ever grace the courts of the big tennis championships. It made perfect sense then for Diadora to approach him to wear their latest court shoes. He was idolised by many, the casuals, the hottest artists and musicians at the time such as Wham, and the tennis elite. Fila had Borg covered in their latest sportswear and Diadora was his official shoe sponsor. The Borg Elite is one of the most legendary trainers to come out the era. A favourite among casuals and 80s classics trainer enthusiasts, the Borg Elite is just one of a kind. The name of the trainer says it all really and the ‘casual elite’ absolutely loved it.
Above: The Diadora Borg Elite Gold trainer is now back at 80s Casual Classics.
So what is so significant about the Borg Elite Gold trainer? It was the main colourway that Borg endorsed and just like anything else gold it will always have premium appeal. The original Borg Elite advert from 1981 went with the tagline “If I were in your shoes, I’d want to buy my shoes”, so who wouldn’t want to feel like a champion? Even though it was the white/black version of the Elite that Borg mainly wore at competitions, the white/gold version was the style that everybody wanted to get their hands with its superior casual ‘kerb appeal’. However, it wasn’t just the fact the trainer had a top tennis player endorsement, the Borg Elite was also at the top of its game with regards to the latest trainer technology. It featured a unique carbon injected sole which gripped like gum to the court and a self-adjusting speed lacing system making it an unrivalled winner when it came to match point. Quite possibly one of the best shoes to come out of the 80s casual tennis era, the Borg Elite Gold trainer now returns to its spiritual home.
Above: The original and the best, the Diadora Borg Elite Gold trainer now available at 80s Casual Classics.
The legendary court shoe is now revived in true OG style with soft white leather uppers and the iconic gold Diadora vector branding to the sides and heel tab. The timeless tennis trainer also features perforations to the toe vamp and sidewalls for added breathability with an all white midsole for the ultimate 80s retro look. The perfect addition to your 80s casual trainer collection from the magical Björn Borg tennis era.