Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Bullhill SPZL is a low-top unisex shoe that is exclusively offered in men's sizes, which ranges from 6 to 11. Ladies who fancy a pair should go one size down from their standard shoe size. It runs true to size for the most part, but some users with wide feet said it felt narrow in the toebox area.
Adidas Bullhill SPZL Style
Inspired by the brand's archived shoes, Adidas Bullhill SPZL exhibits a smart silhouette injected with the classic Adidas DNA. Its tonal upper combined with its sleek profile provides a timeless design that could transcend trends and is suitable for multiple occasions.
The pair's dapper style can be matched with almost any casual staple such as jeans, joggers, chinos, or shorts for the men or skirts and dresses for the ladies. For semi-formal occasions, the gents can dress it up with cotton or chino suits. But the Bullhill will look its best when paired with athleisure clothes like track pants and jackets to stay true to the Spezial line's vision.
This hybrid shoe's vintage silhouette is a perfect representation of the Spezial line's identity. Its old-school profile is crafted from suede upper with overlay panels for added support and durability. The traditional Three Stripe logo are made of leather and is very evident on the kick's sides. Its leather heel counter and textured midsole provide added texture and retro vibes.
Adidas Bullhill SPZL History
The Spezial line has been gaining traction in the US in recent years, but little do American consumers know that the line has been in the UK market since 2014. Spezial is based on Adidas' archives and the UK's "casual culture." It is a modern collection that echoes elements of the brand's traditional design language.
In the 70s, Adidas released some leisure shoes under the moniker "Freizeit," which means free time in German. During that time all footwear being produced were intended for athletic purposes so when the Freizeit collection was introduced it was the first of its kind. It was also from this collection that Gary Aspden and the rest of the Spezial team took inspiration for their shoe models.
Aspden shared that the shoes in the Spezial range are purposefully not marketed as much as the brand's other collections because their audience is a niche market that doesn't care about sneaker trends and hype. Apart from footwear the collection also includes apparel and accessories.
The Adidas Bullhill SPZL is a part of the brand's winter release for AW16. It is a crossbreed of two archived shoes – the Hawaii and the Rimini. The shoe's upper took after the Rimini from the Freizeit collection while the sole was inspired by the newer Adidas Hawaii. The Bullhill was released in two colors – navy blue and brown - that served as an ode to the most popular colorways from the original Freizet collection.
- It is available in Medium width.
- The pair’s sockliner is printed and made of leather.
- The shoe’s eyelets are crafted from metal.
- Its collar is slightly padded for added comfort and cushioning.