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adidas Spezial trainer blue vivid red 18/02/2021

The adidas SPEZIAL Trainer Gets A Bright Blue & Vivid Red Update

The celebrated casual silhouette, the adidas SPEZIAL trainer, gets a striking colourway update in bright blue & vivid red for the latest season. Things started to change in 1979. Punk had progressed into New Wave. Synthesisers & drum machines were replacing traditional instruments & disco flares were yesterdays news. Blondie gave us ‘Heart of Glass’ & the first Sony Walkman went on sale. There was a sense of something new on the horizon and that anything was possible. The new era also marked a seismic shift in sportswear. The birth... Read More

adidas trainers 3 stripes 12/12/2020
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Forever 3 Stripes: adidas Trainers At 80s CC

Our massive collection of adidas trainers includes a variety of archive 3 stripes styles such as the Spezial, the Hamburg & the Gazelle. If there was one particular style of footwear that epitomised the casual movement it would be the adidas trainer. Different footwear styles have played a key part in the uniform of youth cultures since the 1950s. For example; Hippies were renowned for wearing Birkenstocks, Teddy Boys wore brothel creepers & the Skinheads wore Dr. Martens. Alongside the B-Boys & the Breakers of NYC of the 1970s &... Read More

adidas spezial malmo 28/08/2020
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The adidas Spezial Drops In A Malmo Inspired Colourway

This latest version of the adidas Spezial trainer gives a nod to the celebrated City Series with some Malmo inspired Swedish hues. If you have ever seen the sheer volumes of adidas trainers that some die hard adidas collectors have put together over the years then there is always one thing that stands out and that’s the variation of colourways. Exclusive colourways of classic adidas styles have become like the holy grail for adidas fans and this latest Malmo inspired adidas Spezial trainer release is exactly that. Mixing the Swedish... Read More

adidas gift guide 14/12/2019
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All I Wants For Xmas is 3 Stripes!

There’s still plenty of time to bag some casual Xmas goodies and our adidas gift guide is packed full of 3 stripes inspiration. It might be madness out there in the malls and the markets but there’s still plenty of time to box off them Xmas presents and stocking fillers. With the big day fast approaching with shopping centres, precincts and stores starting to look more like a scene out of Jingle All The Way with Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sinbad, what better way to bag some casual goodies than straight... Read More

adidas Handball SPEZIAL orange 25/05/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The adidas Handball SPEZIAL Trainer

The ultimate 3 stripes casual classic style, the adidas Handball SPEZIAL is considered one of the greatest trainers ever. Although the adidas Handball SPEZIAL might not be a style that previously had global recognition, its cult status and following in the UK has grown far greater over the last 40 years. Considered by some as one of the greatest styles to ever be signed off from the adidas Herzogenaurach HQ in Germany, the Handball SPEZIAL is all about indoor sports, the casual subculture of the 80s and going that extra mile... Read More

adidas spezial trainer 16/03/2019
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We’ve Got Some Very Adidas Spezial Colourways Of The 3 Stripes Handball Classic

The adidas Spezial trainer started a legacy of indoor handball silhouettes becoming an all time casual favourite. Not to be confused with Gary Aspden’s adidas line of the same name, the adidas Spezial trainer or Handball Spezial as it is also known, was one of the first handball silhouettes to be released from the German sportswear brand in the late 70s. However the Spezial wasn’t just your average adidas trainer at the time, it was designed for one sport in mind, handball. A popular sport in Germany, and still to... Read More

26/08/2018

The adidas SPEZIAL Trainer First Originated As An Indoor Handball Shoe

The adidas Handball Spezial trainer celebrates the original casual era and the classic indoor handball silhouette. Like the majority of classic 3 stripes trainers released throughout the 70s and 80s it was all about performance and function,  generally coming with some form of athletic inspiration and story. The casual era really saw the birth of where unknown European silhouettes started to make their way onto the UK shores. Trainers like the original adidas Spezial trainer, a shoe designed for playing indoor handball, a sport that wasn’t exactly on the rota... Read More