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adidas SPEZIAL AW '17

After the restoration of the line in 2014, the adidas Originals division once again prepared the SPEZIAL AW '17 collection, dedicated to the upcoming autumn-winter season.  

This latest release has clear references to the 70's adidas 'Freizeit', which was the first, designed for rest in a good style. The face of the pack was British DJ, precursor of drum'n'bass trend and graffiti artist in one - Goldie, while the entire lookbook was captured through the lens of the legendary British fashion photographer - Nick Knight. These icons of urban culture versus the rich archives of the German brand, together with the nostalgia of the "three stripes", create a collection, which is difficult to pass by indifferently.  

The prepared AW'17 line includes such models as GT Wensley, SpritusIntack and Winterhill, whichwere complemented by the designers with several variants of clothing, kept in the minimalist, sporty style of the 70's and 80's. The LAPSKAUS tracksuit in dark blue colour, with sloping pockets accentuated by the characteristic "three stripes", deserves closer attention.   adidas GT Wensley shoes are styled on archival models from the late 70's and 80's. There are clear borrowings from tested Samba adidas training shoes - with a similar silhouette or analogue rubber sole. Admittedly, the designers of the "drei straifen" have really worked hard, and the effect they achieved made it possible to put Wensleye between silhouettes from several decades ago.  

The adidas Intack combines a simple, sporty vintage design with the finest contemporary materials. The silhouette was inspired by the archival model of adidas Bermuda, who recently also had its return. Comparing the Intack model to the prototype, we find many similarities in design, with an identical rubber sole as the most obvious.  

adidas Spiritus is a silhouette that at first glance evokes the feeling of "deja vu". This is not wrong, because the model draws from the brand archive everything that’s best. The design I am pleased to present, strongly refers to shoes of the 70's and 80's. If we look closely, we will find many common denominators with a model like adidas Samba.  

The only hero dedicated to winter is adidas Winterhill. Its design is a nod to trekking shoes from the late 70's, more precisely the forgotten model - adidas Supertrekking Boot. History knows this shoe primarily because it was created specifically for Reinhold Messner's expedition to Mount Everest in 1978. Structurally, Winterhill largely resembles the prototype: higher, waterproof upper, tongue sewn into upper (prevents leaking) and a cover guarding from mud and difficult terrain. However, the major change is much lower upper and more urban character of the sole, making the shoes ideal for highlighting the winter style of each adihead.  

In all mentioned shoes we will find an occasional insert decorated with adidas Spezial logo.
The SPEZIAL AW '17 collection is due for release on September 22nd.


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