Designed in a collaboration between Gary Aspden and drum and bass legend Goldie, these Adidas originals are all vintage inspired designs taken from the Adidas archives and re-released for modern times, creating a unique collection that will make your friends green with envy.
Super Tobacco SPZL
These brown 70s-inspired shoes keep the minimalist lines of the original design but are updating some features, such as a straight tow overlay. The nubuck upper is wood colour and the rubber outsole is night brown. The tongue features an embossed logo and the leather lining is “Spezial” branded while they have a stitched three stripe logo.
Inspired by the moccasin leisure shoes of the 70s-era Freizeit range, these McCartens are certainly unusual. Featuring a brown full leather upper, a black rubber outsole and a metallic trefoil on the eye stay they are 50% trainer and 50% casual shoe. Certain to turn heads, these unusual shoes are definitely unique.
Based on a vintage Adidas design these have a definite 70s feel to them. The suede uppers have a T- toe overlay and have contrasting serrated stripes. Available in Collegiate Navy/Scarlet/Night Navy and Scarlet/Yellow/Scarlet colourways. The sole features an unusual wave design for grip on the heel. A great retro looking trainer.
Mixing the latest Spezial designs with 70s inspiration these Intacks are unique. Available in Dark Green/Chalk White or Night Indigo/Chalk White have suede uppers, serrated faux leather stripes and contrast heel tab, leather lining and a trefoil logo on the tongue.
GT Wensley SPZL
Another shoe inspired by the Adidas archive this shoe mixes Samba detailing and vintage design cues. The brushed suede upper is mixed with a nylon heel piece and rubber sole. The classic serrated stripes are joined by a trefoil logo on the back. Only available in a Clear Brown/Off-White/Clear Granite colourway, these are unusual but with classic Adidas style.
These are designed with classic hiking shoe design cues to create a premium piece that is fully ready for winter. The water-repellent suede and leather upper is joined on the upper by a rubber mudguard. THE gusset tongue construction prevents water from entering the shoe. The colour blocking detail features a metallic trim on the eye stay and the lining is made of soft leather. The EVA midsole is lightweight and comfortable and the durable rubber outside is designed to be highly durable. Available in a Grey Three/Granite/Clear Onyx colourway, these are the perfect winter trainers.
These tennis-inspired shoes are based on the original Stan Smiths but with more vintage features. Featuring a soft leather upper with perforated three stripe branding, vintage toe detailing and a vulcanised rubber outsole these ooze classic French style. Available in a Core White/Chalk White/Easy Green colourway, they are classic Adidas Chic.
Adidas sell these classics from their website, but if you shop around you’ll find them at all good retailers. When I’m looking to buy a new pair of kicks I always like to visit Groupon, where I’ve found some great deals in the past.