adidas SPEZIAL Announces its Spring/Summer 2021 Collection
We're suckers for heritage and the collection which oozes that is adidas' Spezial line. If you've followed us over the years you know how we're looking forward to each new release. So we're glad to say that the Spring/Summer '21 release is finally upon us! Our selection consists of a 3 shoes; the Hoylake SPZL, Malmö Net SPZL and Marathon 86 SPZL.
The Hoylake has the best story in our opinion. It's based on an obscure South African shoe. Normally a brand would dig in its archive and excavate the lesser known models, but even adidas' didn't have a pair of these. An adidas collector based in Hoylake (Merseyside) found a pair, therefore the only one known in existence, and lent it to the Spezial team. A story after our hearts.
Malmo Net & Marathon 86
The Malmo Net and Marathon 86 are both inspired by rare examples of their more popular releases through the years. The Malmo has an ultra-rare version from 1976 where they used a nylon mesh upper and the Marathon 86 only had suede overlays in its early samples. Both are finished off in their classic yellow and navy colourways.
The clothing portion of the collection offers two stellar jackets: the red Todmorden smock and the Aldrington Anorak, based on an outdoor jacket from 1980s Japan. Brightly coloured Birchall T-Shirt and Durrington Shorts finish off the clothing selection, and who could forget about a classic lightweight Spezial cap in the Ellenshaw?
adidas SPEZIAL SS21 is set to release Thursday 22nd of July.
The collection is supported by a film shot by long time Spezial collaborators &SON alongside stills from iconic music photographer Kevin Cummins. The film partners with ‘Javelin Block’ for a outdoor shoot in the Cotswolds cut into footage of Liverpool musician John Power (The La’s, Cast) recording a new acoustic track in London’s legendary Abbey Road music studios.