UPDATE: Following an exclusive release through BAIT in 2016, these Shrek-inspired N9000s have finally found their way into a select batch of global Diadora stockists, including Overkill. They'll be hitting stores on February 11 in both men's and kid's sizes, but you'll have to act fast – numbers are strictly limited.
BAIT is back with another blockbuster Dreamworks x Diadora colab, this time based on a franchise featuring a surprisingly lovable ogre – Shrek. Unlike the protagonist in the film, there's no need to peel back the layers to see the beauty in this Made in Italy N9000. Steering clear of the bright green one might associate with the character, the collaborators have opted for an earthier palette, perhaps drawing inspiration from his outfit instead. Soft ivory-coloured pigskin dominates the upper, which is accompanied by olive green nubuck and washed canvas, all tied up with leather laces.
This is the second in a collection which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the COPA America soccer tournament, in reference to this the insole features the likeness of the Shrek dressed as a goalkeeper. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
You can sign up for the raffle to get the BAIT x Dreamworks x Diadora N9000 ‘Shrek’ over on the BAIT site, winners will be notified on the drop day – June 17.
– Originally published June 15, 2016