It feels like an age since we've had an adidas Spezial drop to scream & shout about; well that's about to change, as the delayed SS20 adidas Spezial collection is now iminent.
This season, adidas Spezial takes inspiration from the look and the lineage of the British Soul scenes. There is a thread that runs from the Northern Soul phenomenon of the 1970s through to early House/Jazz Fusion of the 80s & through Acid Jazz in the 90s that has left an unshakable imprint and legacy. The 70s saw London’s ‘Soul boys’ setting their own style agenda whilst working class youths in the north were requesting rare, fast-tempo soul records in the clubs and dancehalls of Wigan and Blackpool, creating their own localised interpretation of American soul music and laid the foundations for much of the styling for the decades that followed. Spezial brings a contemporary take on this story across a range of apparel and footwear, rediscovering long-lost gems from the adidas archive and creating premium editions of essential 3-stripes apparel.
Have a peek at whats dropping below. Sign up for your chance to buy over on launches.wellgosh.com now. IN SPEZIAL WE TRUST
adidas Spezial Standish Anorak; a terrace classic in Ash Blue with an orange colour pop. £230
adidas Spezial Holbeck jacket in Spice Yellow. A boxy-fitted jacket that is rain proof and features a contrast inside binding. £180
adidas Spezial Pleckgate tracksuit; based on the fit of the Forest Gate tracksuit - a Spezial classic from back in 2017.
adidas Spezial Newsam long sleeve polo executed in an engineered knit. £90
Now for the footwear!
The adidas Lotherton SPZL takes the much loved Ardwick SPZL silhouette from the very first SPEZIAL collection and re-adjusts it to create a completely new hybrid that uses the vintage adidas Florida colour-way. £85
The Ashurst SPZL; based on the adidas Sydney from the City Running Series. £90
The adidas Training 76 SPZL is a low profile shoe that takes its lead from the Japanese version of the adidas Berlin. £120
Finally there is the adidas Zurro SPZL, whose upper pattern is based on the vintage adidas Azzurro married up with the striped midsole of an ultra rare version of the adidas Montreal 76.
adidas SPEZIAL is a love letter to the expansive history of adidas Originals - particularly British ‘terrace’ styles and the cultures that surround them. It connects the dots throughout the decades to create the definitive casual wardrobe for all generations. WELLGOSH LOVE
adidas SPEZIAL Spring-Summer 2020 launches globally on June 12th