adidas Spezial returns with its latest selection of carefully considered footwear and apparel pieces. Bringing timeless and functional details to the fore through quintessential styles – both new and old – the brand deftly reinterprets military aesthetics and outdoors-y details through its unique lens.
The collection’s footwear selection is made up of six styles across five unique silhouettes. First up, the Moscrop SPZL is a completely reworked shoe inspired by the archival Raider silhouette. Comprising a technical Cordura upper combined with suede accents, the distinctive look stays true to the brand’s hybrid approach. The Winterhill SPZL continues with the seasonal focus as the classic Spezial silhouette is reworked with speckled laces, a technical ripstop upper, suede accents, and an adi-Tex membrane. Next up is the Lothertex SPZL – a technical take on the Lotherton silhouette. The shoe boasts a leather upper, a gusset tongue, and an adi-Tex membrane.
The Carnforth SPZL, meanwhile, is a seasonal take on a leisure shoe. A new hybrid, designed for outdoor-lovers, the silhouette features a full-grain leather upper. Last, but certainly not least, two vibrant colourways of the Barrowland SPZL cap off the footwear offering. A brand-new silhouette with a classic terrace flat look, the eye-catching shoes feature fresh suede uppers matched with gum outsoles.
Transitioning from footwear to apparel, adidas Spezial’s Pre-Spring 2022 collection features a number of military-inspired garments – led by the Barrowland Jacket. Based on the classic Horwich anorak from SS17, the fully functional outerwear piece features technical pocket details and sealed seams. Another statement outerwear garment in the collection, the Trongate Jacket offers a carefully considered construction with a multi-pocket chest, sealed seams, and a mesh lining.
Two tops then pay homage to the brand’s inimitable sportswear heritage and signature design language. The timeless Modtrefoil Crew is updated with a brushed cotton inner, while the Meanwood Polo is given a khaki colour refresh. The Anderston Top and Pant round out the apparel selection as a matching set with a nod to vintage military silhouettes. The top boasts ripstop pockets while both pieces are composed of a plain weave fabric.
The launch of the collection is accompanied by a campaign film shot by long-time Spezial collaborators &SON, alongside stills from the heralded music photographer Kevin Cummins – starring Arsenal F.C.’s Kieran Tierney, Leicester City F.C.’s Hamza Choudhury, and Alfie Devine.
adidas Spezial SS22 Collection releases online and in-store on Thursday 3rd February at 10am.