First Look at the adidas SPEZIAL FW17 Collection

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For FW2017, adidas has something SPEZIAL in store. Curated by Gary Aspden, the latest iteration of the SPEZIAL collection continues the formula of recreating classics from the adidas archives with a contemporary twist.

The new drop contains a full apparel offering supported by new takes on iconic footwear pieces. Both the footwear and apparel implement premium materials and of-the-moment tailoring to create something out of the ordinary. Modern classics, if you will.

adidas SPEZIAL FW2017 footwear

Let’s start with the shoes in the new line-up. There are ten models in the adidas SPEZIAL FW17 Collection. All models offer low-key branding and versatile colorways in prime materializations.

For a sleek Fall entry, the Super Tobacco model appears in a SPZL makeup with a T-Toe overlay and tooling taken from the Bermuda silhouette.

Following the success of SS17’s Wensley SPZL silhouette, this season sees the launch of the GT Wensley SPZL model, distinguished by its unique suede panel construction across the toebox and sides, and cutaway nylon panels, reimagined with a Samba tooling for essential casual style.

Famous members of the adidas legacy, the archival Intack and Spiritus models both return in SPZL treatments, reconstructed in premium materials and offered in bright colorways.

Also bringing clean white freshness to the streets, the Lacombe SPZL returns with a subtle color update, retaining its premium leather construction and gold foil detailing.

And for something completely new, the casual McCarten SPZL launches in a Derby cut with black tooling for a true smart-casual look.

As for new runners in the collection, the TRX SPZL is 1970s-inspired runner, featuring a suede construction with nylon underlays and crisp white tooling with black outsole.

For a more winterized approach, the Winterhill SPZL channels archival adidas hiking models to create a winter running silhouette complete with D-ring lace eyelets, gusset tongue rain protection and a rubber mudguard overlay.

Modern apparel classics

And the apparel? The adidas SPEZIAL FW17 Collection offers a smart, understated selection of track tops, bombers, anoracks, and light jersey pieces in understated colorways. All true to the SPEZIAL ethos of style that will last and stay relevant for years to come. Have a look at the apparel offering below.

All images are courtesy of Nick Knight and you may recognize the model: It’s no other than influential musician and artist, DJ Goldie, who will also be featured in our upcoming issue of SNEAKERS magazine with an interview on the new collection.

Also listen to DJ Goldie’s new album “Journey Man” right here.

The adidas SPEZIAL FW17 Collection will release on September 22. Keep it locked to SNEAKERS magazine and adidas Originals on the socials for updates.

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