adidas SPEZIAL AW17 Drop 2

We welcome the 2nd drop of  Gary Aspden’s adidas Spezial on Friday 6th October. The drop features another four shoes, following up from the six which launched on 22nd September.

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The entire range was shot by photographer Nick Knight and modelled by Drum ‘n Bass producer and DJ “Goldie”, a guy who is one of the few people to have done a Boiler Room set and hold an MBE. But before he became known for his Jungle bass lines, Goldie was big in the graffiti scene during the 1980s and continues today to be keen activist for the art style. So inspired by the man himself, we’ll be giving away limited edition spray paint cans with adidas Spezial orders, instore and online. Please note, there is only a limited amount available, so will be given out on a first come, first served basis. Each one comes in a co-branded box and filled with metallic gold paint.

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Here’s a closer look at the footwear from Drop 2…

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Intack SPZL

A different colourway to the first drop, the Intack SPZL takes inspiration from the 70s and 80s Freizeit collection.

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Lacombe SPZL

Similar to the SS16 drop, the French Riviera inspired piece is back once again – the design taken from the Newcombe, originally a tennis shoe

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TRX SPZL

A true 70s runner, the TRX SPZL combines a suede and nylon upper for a true vintage feel true to the original design.

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Super Tobacco SPZL

A super soft leather upper and minimal tonal design, with minor refinements from the original archive product.

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Drop 2 launches online 00:01BST 6th October.

Interesting Instagrammers

To celebrate world photo day we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favourite Instagram accounts, take a seat, put your feet up and get your thumb ready for some serious scrolling.

 

 

Food

A food editor based out of London, @clerkenwellboyec1 has become the Di Niro of the foodie Instagram world with over 140K followers to date. Heading to some of the best know (and unknown) restaurants around the world, he takes beautiful pictures of beautiful food… what more could we ask for?

 

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Photography

You’d expect Instagram to be every photographers dream but this isn’t always the case. It can be very difficult to get your style across on this social platform… it’s not just about taking a nice picture of a sunset and tagging it #nofilter you know.

That being said, @gess8 is one of the most visually outstanding Instagram accounts we have ever come across.

 

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Style

We all know how trendy the Scandinavians are and @fredrikrisvik is a prime example. Based in Norway he works with some of the nicest brands around to create his menswear blog.

His style is clean cut and simple, just the way we like it.

 

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Coffee

If like us, you consider coffee to be a life essential then you’re going to love this one.

The brains behind @manmakecoffee is New Yorker Andy ,who busies himself with exploring the coolest coffee spots and sampling their wares.

Dream job? We think so.

 

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Art

If you’re looking for something slightly controversial, but always interesting, to liven up your Instagram feed then look no further than @anthonylister.

This Australian born painter is anything but conventional and produces curates some amazing shows across the world. Luckily for us he documents these on his Instagram account, bringing a little bit of culture to your daily commute.

 

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Design

Probably the strangest of our choices is @darias88. A graphic designer from Columbia Daniel Aristizábal’s creations are always bright, fun if not a little out there.

Regardless of your artistic tastes there’s always an interesting project to get lost in on Daniel’s feed.

 

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New Balance “Age of Exploration” Pack

New Balance brings us their “Age of Exploration” Pack, inspired by the great outdoors. Featuring the popular silhouettes of the 998 and 997, designed and crafted in New England, USA. Available instore and online here.

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