adidas Handball Spezial
- MODEL: ADIDAS HANDBALL SPEZIAL
- TYPE: HANDBALL / INDOOR
- MADE IN: RUSSIA
- MADE ON: --/94
- ART.NO: A33620
The adidas Handball Spezial, a low cut sports shoe originally released in 1979, was worn at the Handball Championship in Germany in the late 70s. The 1982 re-issue came in blue with white stripes, red with white, and black with white stripes.
An expansive blue suede upper pushes the white stripes into focus, linking them with the white heel patch, tongue label, and laces. A sturdy dark gum outsole is bonded to the upper, featuring retro waffle grip cup, originally broken into 4 sections, the outsole’s design allowed sharp stops and turns. The traditional gold lettering reads, ‘SPEZIAL’ along the top stripe.
An extremely light shoe, intended for indoor sports, the Spezial has surprisingly not sacrificed comfort or durability for this attribute.
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by errol