Adidas Spezial Exhibition Blackburn

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Adidas Spezial Exhibition Blackburn – woah, stop the bus!  London, Manchester, Paris, Moscow and now next in the Spzl roadshow series comes a “proper” Northern location, Blackburn.  

There can be no coincidence that our friend and adidas brand consultant and Spezial range designer Gary Aspden spent his formative years growing up in this Lancashire gem and he returns to curate a show that has already got adidas fans and collectors salivating with anticipation.

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Doors open to the public from the 4th – 20th October at the magnificent Grade II listed Cotton Exchange on King William Street right in the heart of the town.  Admission is free but there will be the opportunity to donate to the Nightsafe charity  – Nightsafe provide a much-needed safety net to help tackle youth homelessness.

Adidas Blackburn Spzl ... and much much more

According to Gary, over 1000 rare and vintage adidas trainers will be on show – many from Gary’s own extensive collection, as well as grateful contributions from other trainer “nuts” making this by far the largest adidas Spezial exhibition so far.

… and then there’s the lead shoe from the upcoming AW19 adidas Spezial collection, the adidas Blackburn …

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Image courtesy of Gary Watson

Boasting a colourway inspired by the Red Rose of Lancashire, Blackburn’s mother county, a mere 200 pairs will be exclusively available for sale at the show in a “Nightsafe” version with all proceeds going to support the youth charity. Priced at £100, each pair will have a Nightsafe branded footbed and the normal brown leather Spezial swing tag will be swapped for one in red leather.

A “regular” version will drop as part of the AW19 adidas Spezial collection and it’s destined to become a classic among the “City series” for sure peeps.

what else can we expect

A lot more!  in Gary’s own words:

Highlights will include a full archive of footwear from the Spezial range (including unseen working prototypes) along with a comprehensive presentation of the European city series.

A full programme of events for the adidas Spezial Exhibition Blackburn will be available soon HERE and is also planned to include gigs, talks and screenings that will take place within the exhibition.  There’s going to be some special guests and friends of adidas dropping by too so keep your onions peeled!

Have you been to any of the previous Spezial exhibitions? – Anything to share or make us laugh then add them to our comments below ….

… oh, and one final thing, have a great day there.

6 thoughts on “Adidas Spezial Exhibition Blackburn

  1. Bamba Samba says:

    Blackburn here I come. Great to see a local charity benefitting. I got to the Manchester one and bought quite a bit of stuff, stickers and the like which are now framed in my vault.

  2. Robbie T says:

    I remember the Paris spzl show – picked up a pair of Adidas Barbour ts runners, couldn’t believe my luck! Met some great Adi characters that nite including Gary, Mike and Brooksy – can’t wait for Blackburn 👍

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