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adidas SPZL SS20 Collection inspired by Northern Soul

This season, adidas SPEZIAL takes inspiration from the rich history of the Northern Soul – working class youths who build their own cultural interpretation of American soul music.

Northern Soul is a music and dance movement that emerged from the British mod scene in Northern England and the English Midlands and was limited to a few dozen clubs over a period of a decade or so from the turn of the 70s. Northern Soul is based on a particular style of black American soul music, especially from the mid-1960s, with a heavy beat and fast tempo.

The Adidas SPEZIAL SS20 Trainers Selection Consists Of:

Lotherton SPZL is an update of the popular Ardwick SPZL model, based on the casual aesthetics of that music and dance trend, as well as the iconic adidas ‘Florida’ colourway.

Ashhurst SPZL is based on the adidas ‘Sydney’ from the City Running Series.

Training 76 SPZL combines Japanese version adidas ‘Berlin’ silhouette with the irreverent attitude of the music and dance movement of the time.

Zurro SPZL is heavily based on the classic Azzurro silhouette and the striped midsole of an ultra-rare version of the adidas Montreal 76.

The Adidas SPEZIAL SS20 Clothing Selection Consists Of:

Standish Anorak takes a staple of any terrace wardrobe and infuses it with the carefree style of the Northern Soul movement. Layer on this fully lined jacket and stay comfortable, whether you’re heading to the stands or the dance hall.

Holbeck Jacket honours the unique look of that Northern Soul movement, with a lightweight build and clean tailoring. The fully lined design keeps you comfortable no matter what the weather is.

Newsam long-sleeved Polo shirt is inspired by the movement’s liberated style. With a fully knit build and a clean look, this shirt adds casual attitude to your wardrobe.

Pleckgate Tracksuit⁠ takes a silhouette made famous in the stands and infuses it with carefree attitude. A stand-up collar and a bonded zip bring tailored style to your casual look.

Hesswall Shorts pay homage to that legacy, with a lightweight build reminiscent of the era’s dance hall attire.

Hartcliffe Tee honors the clean, minimal aesthetic of adidas Spezial, with a design rooted in vintage terracewear. All white and super-soft, it pairs well with just about anything in your closet.

McLoughlin Tee pays homage to the clean, minimal aesthetic of Spezial, with a box logo on the front.

The Adidas SPEZIAL SS20 Clothing Selection Consists Of: Towel, Trefoil Socks and a Meanwood Bucket Hat and the Parbold Bag.