Jadakiss and Hip Dog help Revive Diadora's Maverick OG
Italian brand Diadora has put together a brand new collection of premium tennis shoes, which get repped by HipHop royalty, Jadakiss, and Hip Dog from XFMS.
The Diadora Maverick OG gets a full-grain calfskin upper, colorful nubuck overlays, and a double-reinforced toe. A miniture Italian flag can be seen on the ankle collar, beside “Diadora” branding. The Maverick took a short hiatus before resurfacing in 1987, gaining popularity with rappers like Jadakiss making it apart of the culture.
I remember wanting these so bad when I was a kid wanting these so bad.” “Whenever some of [the guys in Yonkers] would come through with them, I was just awestruck … looking at ‘em.” Hip recalls, “The streets was like a fashion show. … If we had the green [sneakers on], we had the green silk shirt. … Everything had to coordinate and match. … It was something about the name [Diadora] that was just exotic, the look was exotic, the colors were exotic.” Jada talking about street fashion.