UPDATE: The ape escape is imminent, the X-Large x 24Kilates x Diadora N9000 'Copito' will be releasing on December 17 through 24Kilates Barcelona, 24Kilates Bangkok and UBIQ. A Japanese release will follow on December 23 through the X-Large store in Harajuku.
X-Large and 24Kilates have spliced their genetic material together with Diadora, giving rise to a rare beast. The story behind the upcoming N9000 colab starts with the X-Large gorilla logo and 24Kilates’ native Barcelona, the home of Copito – the world’s only captive albino gorilla. With that the pink and white colourway falls into place, built from a veritable menagerie of suede, nubuck and kangaroo leather. Add a few hits of 3M and you’ve got yourself a colab fit to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the stalwart streetwear brand from LA.
– Originally published December 7, 2016