Ex-Tory politician and the man charged with making us all enthusiastic about spending a fortune on the Olympic Games – Sebastian Coe isn’t exactly the epitome of hip. But back in the mid 80s, things were very different. Athletics was big news and our Seb was breaking world records and endorsing trainers like these Diadora Seb Impact.
The running shoe was created between 1985 and 1986 by Diadora in partnership with the Bio-Engineering Department Don Gnocchi in Milan. Technologically very advanced in the day – and still able to hold its own today for athletes looking for the perfect posture.
And it’s also a great slab of 80s throwback footwear, available as a reissue in nylon mesh and pigskin and in two colour schemes. It’s exclusive to Oki-Ni, priced at £65 a pair.
Find out more at the Oki-Ni website