adidas Manchester 89 SPZL

This season, adidas Originals presents the latest footwear offering from adidas SPEZIAL. Having first been created as a limited edition silhouette in commemoration of its namesake city hosting the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the adidas Manchester has since become a significant cultural touchpoint for fans of the brand across the world. Today, adidas SPEZIAL pays homage to the shoe’s cultural roots with the launch of the Manchester 89 SPZL.
When it launched in 2002, the original adidas Manchester was in many ways an acknowledgement of the love affair between youths in the North West of England and the adidas ‘City Series’ that began in the 1980s and continues to this day. The original ‘City Series’ didn’t actually contain a shoe named after the city of Manchester so creating a low profile shoe that used Manchester in its naming served to highlight that city’s role in the history of this iconic series of shoes.
Serving as the continuation of its predecessors’ storied lineage, the adidas Manchester 89 SPZL features a number of carefully considered revisions. For this iteration, the silhouette’s quintessential upper is matched with asymmetric premium suede toe overlays which create a subtle contrast with the rest of the shoe and take inspiration from 1990s Russian made Handball SPEZIALs. The shoe then features a classic navy, light blue, and red colourway, which was originally chosen by Spezial’s curator Gary Aspden along with native Mancunian Mike Chetcuti as a nod to the city’s iconic football teams.
Meanwhile, the shoe’s stripes and heel moustache are comprised of reflective materials and feature parallel edged stripes — a unique detail of a number of late 1980s Austrian made ‘city series’ footwear releases. Finally, rounding out the look is the addition of debossed Mod Trefoil logos on both tongues as well as the heel moustache of the left shoe.

The adidas Manchester 89 SPZL launches at HANON via an ONLINE RAFFLE which will end on Tuesday 15th December 12:00GMT. Enter now via the button below!
adidas Manchester 89 SPZL
Price: £100.00.
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