Fans Delight As Adidas Drops Pre-Spring 24 Spezial Collection | The Hoxton Trend

Launched in 2014, 2024 marks a significant milestone as Spezial celebrates its 10th anniversary. Commemorating this landmark occasion, Gary Aspden and the iconic three stripes navigate through the label’s rich history, its vibrant present, and its promising future. Their latest collection narrates the enduring tale of adidas’ design DNA, reimagined for contemporary sensibilities.

The footwear lineup introduces seven distinctive silhouettes. Leading the pack is the return of the Gazelle SPZL from Fall Winter 2023, offered in two renditions: one sporting an all-black color scheme with a suede upper, reminiscent of the Pulsebeat SPZL, while the other boasts a chalk white denim upper with subtly contrasting white stripes.

Joining the roster are three fresh additions to the Spezial family. The Whitworth SPZL draws inspiration from various 80s runners, its color paying homage to the vintage adidas clipper. Constructed with a blend of suede, nylon, and mesh, the shoe features reflective accents on the heel and tongue. Following suit, the Handball Pro SPZL revives the upper of a lesser-known adidas handball silhouette, reimagined atop a rubber gum cupsole and presented in a timeless blue colorway. Completing the trio of new offerings, the Moston Super SPZL takes cues from the mid-’70s adidas Artic, boasting a suede green upper with bold green stripes and contrasting stitching.


The footwear selection culminates with the revival of two classic Spezial silhouettes. Initially introduced in 2017, the revered Wensley SPZL returns with an asymmetrical upper featuring nylon underlays and hairy suede overlays, now presented in a fresh light brown colorway with an updated padded tongue. Meanwhile, the adilette SPZL infuses the classic slip-on aesthetic with Spezial’s distinctive identity.

Transitioning from footwear to apparel and accessories, Adidas Spezial’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection offers meticulously curated ensembles. At the forefront stands the iconic Todmorden Smock, a sought-after style since its debut in Spring Summer 2021, now available in navy and white iterations. The collection also features a commemorative 10th anniversary Mod Trefoil tee, serving as a cherished collector’s item.

Complementing the apparel lineup are two lightweight jackets—the Trentham and the Wingrove—ideal for spring layering, alongside the coordinating Angelzarke track top and track pants adorned with signature Spezial details. The collection is rounded off with the inclusion of the Rossendale Short, a Polo shirt, and the Lytham tee.

In the realm of accessories, the offering includes the Brinscall bag, a Mod Trefoil cap, a two-pack of socks, and a Mod Trefoil towel.

This release, the inaugural chapter of a series spanning the remainder of the year, is brought to life through a captivating campaign film featuring actor and musician Ashley Walters (known for Top Boy and Bulletproof). Vibrant, iconic, and candid, the film and accompanying stills, crafted by long-term collaborators &SON, encapsulate the essence and energy of the range.

“It was an immense honor to be part of this campaign. adidas is a brand I’ve always resonated with throughout my career, and the Spezial range further solidifies my affinity. Here’s to 10 years of excellence, inclusivity, and cultural resonance. Here’s to many more,” remarked Ashley Walters in March 2024.

The latest adidas Spezial collection arrives in limited quantities on April 4th and is exclusively available through CONFIRMED and select retailers.