adidas Spezial SS20

Gary Aspden’s coveted adidas Originals Spezial imprint returns with a new long awaited line up of footwear and apparel for the SS20 season. Featuring a wide variety of silhouettes taking reference from the adidas Originals archives, the collection draws inspiration from the look and history of the British Soul scenes. Closely observing the Northern Soul phenomenon of the 1970s through the early House/Jazz Fusion of the 80s through Acid Jazz in the 90s, the imprint and legacy of each era is seen within the latest Spezial release blended with adidas’ rich heritage in sportswear with modern technology, tooling and fabrics.

Apparel within the collection covers all bases with the terrace classic Standish Anorak, boxy-fit rain proof Holbeck Jacket, Newsam Long Sleeve Polo, two new graphic T-shirts styles and the Heswall shorts –  all featuring adidas Spezial branding. The Pleckgate Tracksuit, the standout piece of the apparel collection, is based on the fit of the Forest Gate tracksuit – a Spezial classic from back in 2017.

The footwear offering for SS20 consists of four styles – The Ashurst SPZL – based on the adidas Sydney from the City Running Series, The Lotherton SPZL which takes from the much loved Ardwick SPZL, easy-to-wear Training 76 SPZL and the Zurro SPZL, with an upper pattern based on the vintage adidas Azzurro married up with the striped midsole of an ultra rare version of the adidas Montreal 76.

adidas SPEZIAL SS20 is rounded off by a range of accessories that further highlights the collection’s Soul influence. The fan favourite SPEZIAL towel and Mod Trefoil socks return in new iterations, and are accompanied by the Summer appropriate Meanwood bucket hat which further nods toward the collections homage to Northen Soul culture.

The adidas Originals Spezial SS20 collection is online now.