Friday, September 13, 2019

adidas Blackburn SPZL "Nightsafe"

To honor adidas upcoming British Textile Biennial exhibition, curator, brand consultant, and adidas SPEZIAL designer Gary Aspden has unveiled a special edition Blackburn SPZL silhouette. The latest model is the lead colorway for adidas iconic City Series Fall/Winter 2019 season. Dressed in green and red, the color palette is inspired by the Red Rose of Lancashire and is named after the town where Gary Aspden grew up. Additionally “Blackburn” has been embossed in gold detailing on the lateral sides of the sneakers, while Three Stripes and Nightsafe co-branding can be found on the insole. Interested sneakerheads will be able to get their hands on a pair of the adidas Blackburn SPZL “Nightsafe” edition exclusively from the exhibition. Only 200 pairs will be available and all proceeds will go towards the local youth charity Nightsafe, which aims to support homeless and vulnerably housed young people in the Blackburn with Darwen area. A regular retail version will also release at select adidas retailers and online. The sneakers will be priced at $124 USD.

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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

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