Wardrobe Essential

Retro Running Shoe

It's good to have a trusty pair of retro-inspired trainers in your locker - and Diadora's new Heroes line could do that job pretty well. 

We have to admit to having a bit of a soft spot for Diadora at Esquire, something to do with vintage Italian football shirts and pristine 80s casualwear.

This new line bridges the gap between that vintage ethos and a good, solid technical design that you could probably run round the park in - if you so wish. They'd definitely look better without mudsplashes on the nubuck finish though.

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The other advantage is that not every man and his dog will be wearing them, and makes a nice alternative to the New Balance and retro Nike staples that do a similar job.

£50, www.jdsports.co.uk