Stone Island is a brand that is easy to mock and it does have some pretty awful connotations, none more so than those which have been personified by the moronic and deplorable antics of “Fat Terry” and the like over in France. However, it is a brand that I continue to be drawn to and if you can ignore some of it’s less sophisticated disciples it is still a brand of extreme intrigue and incredible design. Which is why my trainer of the week this week is a rare departure from the house of adidas and the Stone Island collaboration with Diemme.
Introduced for AW16 two of the world’s finest Italian-born labels have joined forces to produce the Stone Island X Diemme Tennis Shoe. Crafted in Italy from a soft premium leather, the trainer is styled with a perforated toe box and tongue and a contrasting nubuck panel detail to the heel. Beautiful.