Adidas New York SPZL

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In February 2014 a group of adidas enthusiasts from the UK were tipped off about a shop in Buenos Aires that carried an extraordinary amount of Vintage/dead stock adidas products.

This group was made up of Ian Brown (Musician/Stone Roses), Robert Brooks (collector), Neil Bedford (Photographer), Greg Bond (film maker) along with Gary Aspden and Mike Chetcuti of adidas. They travelled to Argentina where they found the shop and met its owner Carlos Ruiz. The trip was documented in the now renowned Documentary ‘Sole Searching in South America.’

A number of the rare archive pieces brought back from this trip have been used by Gary Aspden as reference pieces to design the adidas Originals X Spezial Collections. By way of acknowledging Carlos and his kind support of the Spezial range, adidas have created the New York SPZL ‘Carlos’ shoe. These Come as part of a collective micro pack of 2 shoes and 2 graphic tees. The New York Is a vintage running shoe from the 1980s, these were discovered in Carlos’s Shop, as an ode to this it’s been made Carlos’s signature shoe.

The pack comprises of the following:

1. New York SPZL in the grey ‘OG’ colourway.
2. New York SPZL ‘Carlos’ in the Argentina blue colourway.
3. Sole Searching in South America tee in white – inspired by the Personal style of Ian Brown and based on the iconic Spezial footbed Graphic.
4. Sole Searching in South America tee in grey – carrying the Spezial Modernist Trefoil graphic beloved of football fans.

To support the launch of this pack there is a sequel to the original Documentary called ‘Sole Searching in South America 2‘  The film follows the same group of adidas fans as They reunite to travel back to Argentina to present Carlos with his shoe And gift him with an allocation of these collectibles for his now Legendary store. The film documents their journey and shows how Carlos’s Life has changed since their original trip.

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Adidas New York SPZL “Carlos”
AQ4808
CLBLUE/CGRANI/CWHITE
Launch: Thursday 3rd December 00:00GMT
Price: £85.00

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Adidas New York SPZL “OG”
B41179
GRANIT/CLGREY/CBROWN
Launch: Thursday 3rd December 00:00GMT
Price: £85.00

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Adidas New York Tee Shirt 4 SPZL
AP0577
WHITE/POWBLU
Launch: Thursday 3rd December 00:00GMT
Price: £39.00

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Adidas New York Graphic Tee SPZL
AP0575
MGREYH/POWBLU
Launch: Thursday 3rd December 00:00GMT
Price: £39.00

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