adidas SPEZIAL returns for Fall-Winter 2018 with a collection of apparel, footwear and accessories that continues to tell the story of Acid House in the year of its 30th anniversary.
Focusing on the cultural phenomenon of warehouse parties, that first ‘Acid Winter’, and how the legacy of those first generation ravers continues to endure through the energy of 21st century sound systems.
Inspired by those parallels between the modern sound system subculture and early Acid House, it tells the story of how that fashion and music has had a lasting global influence and how adidas was a key element within it. This premium range returns with a bold and colourful selection.
Building on the success of SPEZIAL’s Spring-Summer 2018 collection it reflects how the energy of the outdoor raves in the Summer of Love were transplanted into the underground of the warehouse parties. As Acid House made its way back to inner cities, it took on a new look, a new ethos and a new audience. The colour palette remains vibrant across an array of heritage-inspired footwear and accessories, but this time with a more winterised offering.
TheLowertree SPZL silhouette is a new hybrid that has its roots in the iconic Marathon Competition, whilst the ZX452 SPZL is based on a shoe that was designed with a feminine aesthetic but was adopted by boys for their pastel colourway is updated and reborn for the modern collector.
A lime green Munchen Super SPZL, a reference to an 80s Gazelle colourway, is complemented by a version in classic adidas blue and white. whilst the collection’s commitment to authenticity and heritage is cemented with an Indoor Comp SPZL inspired by the archive indoor Star with an 80s adidas colourway that was used across a number of styles (including the now legendary Lendl series). The Punstock SPZL continues the SPEZIAL lineage of new hybrid leisure shoes.
adidas SPEZIAL Fall/Winter 2018 is now available online. Sizes range from UK6 – UK12 (including half sizes), priced at £100 – £110.
Shop the adidas SPEZIAL range now via the Footpatrol Website.