Diadora Titan Trainer

Impact Control: The Diadora Titan Trainer Returns

The Diadora Titan trainer first surfaced on the sneaker world all the way back in 2013 and has since become a bit of an “Azzurri” staple.

Coming off the back of the retro runners’ revival of the twenty-tens, the Titan trainer captured all of the Italian sportswear brands’ running nostalgia of the 1980s & 1990s. From past collaborations with the likes of NYC’s Extra Butter to exclusive colourways such as ‘Ocean Depths’ & ‘Chilli Pepper’, the Titan trainer captured the hearts of modern day sneaker fans as well as the original retro wearers from decades ago. The Titans retro charm & Impact Control sole technology now returns to its spiritual home in some updated colourways for the latest season.

Diadora Titan Trainer White

Above: The Diadora Titan trainer in white/red now available from 80s Casual Classics.


It was the early 80s where Diadora really showed the world what they were all about with the Borg Elite trainer in 1981. The Diadora Borg Elite trainer was lightyears ahead of its competition & if you were a young Casual kid at the time you wanted a pair more than anything else, it was as simple as that. Considered by many as the holy grail of the original Casual style, the Borg Elite only added further fire power to the brands’ elitist appeal. The expertise craftsmanship, the Kangaroo leather, the made in Italy badge and the expensive price tag put the Borg Elite on a whole new level as far as tennis trainers were concerned.

Diadora Titan Trainer Navy

Above: The Diadora Titan trainer in navy/grey now available from 80s Casual Classics.


However, Diadora weren’t just a tennis trainer brand. The 1980s also saw them develop some of the greatest running shoes of all time which would lead to the introduction of the N series throughout the early 90s. Following on from the success on the tennis courts, Diadora diversified into the world of running trainers in search of the ever growing 80s fitness boom. The Titan trainer captured all the running nostalgia from the Italian sportswear brand drawing inspiration from the running archives and elite athletes from the 1980s. The good news is the Titan now returns to its spiritual home for the latest season.

Diadora Titan Trainer Green

Above: The Diadora Titan trainer in green now available from 80s Casual Classics.


Boasting the super shock absorbing IMPACT CONTROL sole unit, the Titan still packs all the retro running charm we have grown to love from the archive inspired silhouette. Alongside the high density midsole other highlights include mesh, suede & nylon uppers in a selection of retro inspired colourways. Other features include a speed lacing system to the upper eyelets, classic Azzurri Diadora branding to the tongue & heel, with an added TPU stabilizer to the heel. The IMACT CONTROL sole technology adds stability and extra comfort to each step. Shop the retro runner now at 80s Casual Classics via the links.

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