Last year, NYC's Extra Butter did its thing on a number of dope collabs like the "Karaoke" ASICS Gel-Lyte V and the adidas Originals Vanguard collection. It even managed to drop a collection with Sperry, but there's one brand that has eluded the sneaker store thus far: Diadora.
That will all change this weekend when Extra Butter introduces the "Spaghetti Western" Diadora Titan II. The made in Italy sneaker pays homage to the Spaghetti Western flicks that were popular in the '60s. The films were famous for depicting "wild west" American settings but were actually filmed in Italy by noted directors like Sergio Leone. Similarly, these Diadora Titan IIs were crafted in Italy, but are sure to gain a following in the U.S. and abroad.
To drive the inspiration home, Extra Butter chose a number of interesting materials including an eye-catching southwestern poncho weave, chambray, saddle leather, goat hide skin, and a shearling liner. Each material was carefully selected as a nod to the style of attire worn by characters in the films.
The Extra Butter x Diadora Titan II "Spaghetti Western" drops this weekend, and even the release plays into the western theme. The online launch will go down at "High Noon" (12 p.m. EST) on January 22, while the in-store release follows on January 23 at 11 a.m. EST.