This year we have seen adidas tap into the music scene synonymous with British culture; firstly, a collaboration with Liam Gallagher, lead vocalist of Oasis – One of the UK’s all-time greatest bands. The shoe that was released for this collaboration paid homage to Mancunian culture while celebrating his music, heritage and influences.
Next on adidas’ exploration list of British musical artists is Syd Minksy-Sargeant, lead singer of Yorkshire-based synthpop band ‘Working Men’s Club’ as they team up for a new 2022 summer collection.
The footwear collection is made up of five silhouettes, the fan favourite Adilette, arriving in an off-white colourway with black embossed Special branding. The ZX 620 SPZL, a look back to mid 80’s runners, dressed in a suede upper with mesh underlays atop an EVA midsole. The Warszawa SPZL follows suit, hosting a maroon suede upper, with yellow leather stripes, complete with a navy rubber outsole – this silhouette has North England written all over it. The fourth shoe in the pack is the Stapfen SPZL, featuring a unique lacing system, the show joins the crowd when it comes to materials – a brown suede upper, suede overlays and a gum rubber sole. The final shoe in the pack is the Yabisah SPZL, some may remember this shoe from the adidas ‘island series’ as the shoe is a straight-up recreation from its past.
Moving away from footwear, the collection turns to apparel and accessories. The showstopper for the apparel collection is the Calavadella Jacket, arriving in a peach colourway matched perfectly with the Portinatx Shorts, which drop in a Sandy hue, branded with an embroidered Mod Trefoil badge.
adidas wouldn’t be giving the correct respect to the UK without the release of a tracksuit, and they have done just that with the release of the Marnach TT. Taking inspiration from the Beckenbauer silhouette, the tracksuit features tonal black details and silicone badges. The collection is complete with a number of graphic tees, and polos, while a graphic patch bucket hat and duffle-styled Parbold II bag make up the accessories.
The adidas Spezial Summer 2022 collection releases Online FCFS, Friday 12th August.