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10/11/19: adidas Consortium Blackburn Spzl


First come, first served product will release on the new arrivals page and the brand's collection page when available.


Release Info: Friday, October 11, 2019
Available online and in-store at our Boston location at 10am EST and in-store at our Los Angeles location at 11am PST on a first come, first served basis.


The Adidas Spezial range represents the most thorough immersion into the historical archives of Adidas that is available today. Designer Gary Aspden’s extensive personal background with Adidas, spanning a three stripes obsessed youth, as well as his professional work, is expressed in a range of product that is painstakingly historically accurate, and responsive to the contemporary fashion landscape.


For Autumn/Winter 2019, the Spezial collection places a particular emphasis on the Northeast of England, Aspden’s old stomping grounds. The classic look of the city series footwear range, suede upper, contrasting stripes, gum sole and a simple but chic low profile leisure silhouette, is recreated with the Blackburn. In the days of mill closures, and before the free spending of Jack Walker at Rovers made Blackburn a household name, the historic textile center was not on the city series roster. The Spezial take on the city series allows Blackburn to claim a place alongside Dublin, Berlin, Brussels, Koln, Stockholm, and the rest. The Blackburn’s green suede upper with vibrant red stripes is inspired by the heraldic Lancashire Rose, while the use of a navy midsole offers a novel visual tweak to this timeless terrace favorite. The SL 80 resurrects another terrace essential, the circa 1979 entry into the Super Light running series. The lightweight, nylon/suede upper is rendered in its original navy and gold, with red accents, colorway, which is enough to make any three stripes aficionado go misty eyed.


adidas Consortium Blackburn Spzl
Retail: $120