adidas SPEZIAL Pre-Spring ’22 Collection

Gary Aspden’s coveted adidas Originals SPEZIAL imprint returns with a new long-awaited collection for pre-spring. Featuring a variety of silhouettes taking reference from the adidas Originals archives, the collection draws wide inspiration from military aesthetics and rugged outdoorswear, whilst staying within the brands unique point of view.

Consisting of five unique silhouettes, the footwear offering for SPEZIAL pre-spring ’22 is a mix of new hybrids alongside tweaked versions of lesser known shoes from the brand’s rich history. Starting off with the Moscrop SPZL, this hybrid is a completely reworked shoe inspired by the archival Raider silhouette – comprising of a technical CORDURA upper combined with suede accents suitable for use on all terrains. The Winterhill SPZL continues the rugged outdoors seasonal focus as the classic Spezial silhouette is reworked with speckled laces, a technical ripstop upper, suede accents, and an adi-Tex membrane. Another technical take on a classic – then Lothertex SPZL, is a durable spin on the Lotherton silhouette, boasting a leather upper, a gusset tongue, and adi-Tex membrane. Looking towards to leisure side of the adidas archive, the Carnforth SPZL is a seasonal hybrid take on a classic leisure shoe – designed for outdoor-lovers in mind and finished with a traditional feel full-grain leather upper. Rounding off the footwear selection for this collection is two vibrant colourways of the Barrowland SPZL – a brand new silhouette with a classic terrace flat look, finished with eye-catching fresh suede uppers and matched with classic gum outsoles.

Transitioning focus from footwear to accompanying apparel – the collection features a number of military-inspired garments which are led by the Barrowland Jacket. Based on the classic Horwich anorak from SS17, the fully functional Barrowland Jacket features technical pocket details and sealed seams to create a robust, vintage inspired build. Another highlight in the collection is the Trongate Jacket – which offers a carefully considered construction with a multi-pocket chest, sealed seams, and a mesh lining. Looking to the brand’s inimitable sportswear heritage and signature design language – the timeless Mod Trefoil Crew is updated with a brushed cotton inner, whilst the ever popular Meanwood Polo is given a seasonal khaki refresh. The archive inspired Anderston Top and Pant round out the apparel selection as a matching set with a nod to vintage military silhouettes – the top boasts ripstop pockets for added durability whilst both pieces are composed of a plain weave fabric for a classic feel.

The adidas SPEZIAL Pre-Spring ’22 Collection is available online now and in Leeds.