UPDATE: Our favourite pick of the Spezial releases is dropping on Saturday, 25th of October, alongside the rest of the collection. This is a must cop for adidas fans!
adidas hosted a major retrospective under the SPEZIAL banner last year, showcasing over 800 pairs of shoes supplied by UK collectors in London. Curated by Gary Aspden and Mike Chetcuti, SPEZIAL was such a success, they’ve buttered up for round two, heading north to Manchester as part of Design Week in mid-October. Upping the ante, they’ve also assembled an adidas Originals x SPEZIAL capsule collection of premium leisure wear and trainers that will hit the street later this year.
This version of the Boston runner is based on a Spanish-made shoe that generated a lot of interest at the first SPEZIAL exhibition. The sole unit (not midsole) is taken from the ZX710, married-up with a reworked Boston upper. The distance between the eyestay and the toe is significantly shorter than the Boston Super, adding a really sharp edge to the shoe’s profile. The tongue and toe padding was also removed to give the Boston SPZL an enhanced vintage quality.
We’ll have more exclusive SPEZIAL news so check back for your daily updates and check the huge SPEZIAL feature in Issue 31 of Sneaker Freaker.
- Originally Published October 7th, 2014