There’s no stauncher variety of sneaker than one baring an all-black-everything makeup. In a world that’s often punctuated by retina-burning hyper-colour bursts, there’s something timeless – and self-assured – about a Triple Black combo. A monochromatic makeup instantly brings a sneaker’s silhouette and build into sharp focus. Diadora’s ‘Blackout’ version of the flagship N9000 (Black Flag anybody?) stands as a textbook example of how good the colourway can be. What we get here is a stealthy mix of leather and mesh atop a black outsole finished with tonal laces and a minuscule flash of the Italian flag across the tongue.