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adidas SPEZIAL: SS21

This season, adidas Spezial has returned to present its Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Comprising a suite of classic footwear silhouettes alongside a number of carefully considered apparel pieces and accessories, the quintessentially composed collection borrows references from the 1970s through to the early 90s and uses...Read more

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...Read more

adidas Spezial AW 2020 Chapter 2: _nwrdrSPZL

A product release by adidas Spezial and New Order The second part of the autumn/winter 2020 is a collaborative capsule range designed with New Order. The founder and curator of adidas Spezial, Gary Aspden. is a long time friend and fan of New Order and...Read more

adidas Spezial AW20

A selection of terrace inspired contemporary apparel and footwear hybrids that people have come to expect from adidas Spezial. The footwear releases are led by the HRMNY SPZL - a lesser-known release from the original Torsion range that was/is revered by German football fans. Based on...Read more

adidas Elland SPZL

The colourway and naming of the Elland SPZL gives a nod to Elland Road and Leeds United with a serial code inside the shoe uses a key date in the club’s history. During the process of developing the shoe, it was discovered (after the second...Read more

adidas Spezial SS20 Collection

This season, adidas Spezial takes inspiration from the look and the lineage of the British Soul scenes. There is a thread that runs from the Northern Soul phenomenon of the 1970s through the early House/Jazz Fusion of the 80s through Acid Jazz in the 90s...Read more

EVENT RECAP: adidas City Series - Amsterdam

Last Thursday, we headed out to the Dutch capital Amsterdam to celebrate the release of the first release of the 2020 adidas City Series. With the release of the adidas Amsterdam already eagerly anticipated by terrace-heads across the UK, we were looking forward to seeing how...Read more

adidas SPEZIAL Blackburn Exhibition - Recap

Last Thursday, we were lucky enough to be in attendance at a special preview evening for the adidas SPEZIAL Trainer Exhibition which is taking place as part of the British Textile Biennial at Blackburn's Cotton Exchange. This latest SPEZIAL exhibition presents a showcase of the...Read more

adidas SPEZIAL Blackburn Exhibition - HANON Pop-Up Details

Celebrating the British Textile Biennial - Blackburn's Cotton Exchange hosts the adidas Spezial trainer exhibition.Surpassing previous Spezial Exhibitions in the sheer volume of footwear on display this latest exhibition by Gary Aspden & co promises to be their biggest and best yet. Featuring pairs from...Read more