X-Large x 24Kilates x Diadora “Copito”

by Henrik Buzzi

X-Large and 24Kilates partner with Diadora to celebrate X-Large’s 25th anniversary. X-Large clothing and 24 Kilates mark a first by partnering with Diadora in this joint take on the N.9000 silhouette. Famous for its iconic Gorilla logo, X-Large takes inspiration from 24Kilates’ native city, Barcelona – or the same town that’s home to “Copito,” the world’s only known albino gorilla. Using a combination of premium materials to portray the different hues of white found on Copito, this “Made in Italy” N.9000 features off-white bases of perforated suede and nubuck. Touches of white kangaroo leather debossed with “X-Large” branding add definition to overlays and tongue, while a laser-etched 24 Kilates logo on the back heel comes complete with pony hair in a direct reference to Copito’s fur. Then in a nod to X-Large’s 25th anniversary, which has made 3M reflective a celebratory leitmotif, there are subtle 3M reflective panels on the shoe. Further enhancing the color palette is the soft shade of pink that identifies the mesh tongue plus elements of sole and midsole. A special selection of apparel will also complement the collaborative footwear drop and will be sold at all selected retailers. X-Large x 24Kilates x Diadora “Copito” release will take place on December 17 at 24 Kilates.