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.
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.