Diadora have been lying low over the last few years but are back with a bang with the return of one of the most iconic boots of all time: the Diadora Brasil Italy K-Pro in its iconic black and yellow colourway.

Diadora presents the original version of pure Italian excellence and claim that this is the football boot that Roberto Baggio wore in the first steps of his extraordinary career. The details have not changed (I mean why change a proven formula?) as the boot continues to sport the wonderful Diadora logo down each side and on the soleplate, along with the fine stitching and Italian flag on the collar. Sublime.

Diadora have a long and illustrious history within football and to me, is always associated with the Serie A of the 90s when the Italian brand enjoyed huge success, with their boots being worn by iconic names such as Marco Van Basten, Tino Asprilla, Frank Rijkaard George Weah and the aforementioned Roberto Baggio.

While the Italian brand undoubtedly enjoyed their greatest success through the 80s and early 90s, world class talents such as Christian Vieri, Roy Keane, Antonio Cassano and Filippo Inzaghi ensured the brand remained as a great alternative to Nike and Adidas well into the 2000s. While these boots are a nod to Diadora’s heritage and Baggio, in the 2000s the brand has perhaps been most synonymous with Francesco Totti,

The iconic Brasil boot is back and it is the same winning formula – still crafted by hand from the finest kangaroo leather in Montebelluna, and still carrying the ultimate hallmark of quality: Made in Italy.

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