Special Edition adidas Blackburn SPZL Limited to 200 Pairs
Known as the Blackburn SPZL, it uses the same tooling as the archival Athens model, but the upper has been tweaked. This new ‘city’ series sneaker is classic adi styling, in lush green suede and orange contrast stripes.
There should be a general release version coming but, during the exhibition, visitors will have the chance to own one of 200 pairs featuring Nightsafe branded insoles. Nightsafe is a youth homelessness charity that will be receiving proceeds from the sale of the Blackburn SPZL, and any donations over the course of the event.
Further details are due to emerge, so stay tuned to Sneaker Freaker.
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adidas Blackburn SPZL from adidas Spezial AW19. Image by @gary_watsongraphicdesign and @nathandamour. In keeping with the aesthetic of the adidas ‘city series’ featuring a colourway inspired by the red rose of Lancashire. These are built on the Athens tooling with a completely new upper pattern (the toe box is my favourite of any Spezial release to date) and Mod Trefoil branded tongue (as was used on the GT Manchester SPZL). 200 pairs of a ‘Nightsafe’ edition of these shoes will be available exclusively from the adidas Spezial exhibition in Blackburn. These 200 pairs will have a Nightsafe branded footbed and the brown leather Spezial swing tag will be in red leather. Priced at £100 - all proceeds from these shoes will go to @nightsafebwd to support the incredible work they are doing for youth homelessness in Blackburn. Release details will be announced ahead of the Spezial exhibition opening. Thanks to @bwdcouncil and @rovers. #adidasspezial #blackburn #britishtextilebiennal #nightsafe