9 users: 5 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collaboration: Gary Aspden
Collection: Adidas Spezial

Verdict from 9.7 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Indoor Comp SPZL is a comfortable shoe, according to several purchasers.
  • A couple of reviewers said that they love the colors of this sneaker.
  • The traction of this low-top Three Stripes shoe is applauded by some wearers.
  • Many claimed that the Indoor Comp SPZL from Adidas is good looking that they got compliments wearing their pairs.
  • Several reviewers took note of the high-quality materials used in this shoe.
  • This Adidas shoe fits excellent, stated by several users.
  • The Adidas Indoor Comp SPZL is budget-friendly.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers commented that the Adidas Indoor Comp SPZL is a bit squeaky.  
  • This low-top Adidas sneaker is limited in colorways.

Bottom line

Adidas SPZL debuted the Adidas Indoor Comp SPZL as part of the Adidas Spezial "Acid Winter" F/W 2018 Collection. Taking its cue from the Adidas Indoor Super and the ‘90s dance era, the shoe exhibits a retro flair accompanied by a sturdy full grain leather upper with suede overlays and signature Three Stripes branding. Beyond its no-fail retro style are wearers-approved features such as superb comfort, excellent traction, high-quality materials, and nice fit.

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The Adidas Indoor Comp SPZL is a low-top shoe with sizes available from men's US 6 to 13 in D Standard width. Since it is exclusive to men's sizing, the ladies are advised to grab a pair 1.5 to 2 sizes smaller than their standard sizes as an approximate sizing equivalent. This Adidas shoe fits true to size for most wearers.

As designed with a sturdy leather upper with suede reinforcements, wearers are assured with a supportive and protective fit. The low-cut construction permits flexible ankle movement, while the lace-up closure allows a customizable or personalized fit.

Giving off a retro flair is the Spezial rendition of the Adidas Indoor Comp shoe. Debuted as part of a collection that pays homage to the rave culture of the late '80s to the ‘90s eras, the shoe flaunts an overall design and construction that reflects nothing but a true-blue retro sneaker from its profile down to its color scheme. It flaunts a full grain leather upper with hints of suede on high wear areas and a translucent gum rubber outsole.

Released as part of the Adidas Spezial collection is the Adidas Indoor Comp SPZL. The shoe pays homage to the Summer of Love raves while retaining the key features of the original Adidas Indoor Super. Its leather upper flaunts hints of retro colors on the heel and Three Stripes. A prominent suede overlay on high wear areas is visible which functions as added protection on foot and increased durability.

The Adidas Spezial series, which was founded in 2014, focuses on bringing back classic Adidas silhouettes from the brand's archives and reworking them with contemporary upgrades to better suit the modern-day sneaker market. The great minds behind this famous Three Stripes line are led by Gary Aspden.

In early 2018, the Adidas Spezial introduced its Summer of Love collection, which pays homage to the late ‘80s warehouse parties in the White Isle in Ibiza. It was a massive success that a follow-up collection was made only a few months after called the "Acid Winter" collection.

The Adidas Indoor Comp SPZL released on September 7th, 2018 as part of the 1st drop of the Adidas Spezial "Acid Winter" Fall/Winter 2018 Collection. It dropped alongside the lime green reissue of the Adidas Munchen Super SPZL (which is based on the Adidas Munchen Super designed for the 1972 German Olympic team), the Adidas Lowertree SPZL (a new silhouette based on the Marathon Competition), and the Adidas Punstock SPZL among others. The entire collection also took inspirations from music and the warehouse rave parties during the late ‘80s throughout the ‘90s. The launch coincides with Acid House's 30th Anniversary.

Adidas SPZL and Gary Aspden once again dug deep into the Adidas archives and reworked some of these iconic Three Stripes shoes with fresh colorways suited for the season. The Adidas Indoor Comp SPZL, in particular, features premium leather and suede upper that shadows several Adidas silhouettes that were popular during the rave culture in the ‘80s and the ‘90s. The retro Adidas window branding is also seen, as well as the iconic Three Stripes but updated with serrated edges. Completing its retro façade is a translucent gum rubber outsole.    

  • The Adidas Indoor Comp SPZL also features an Adidas logo window on the midsection and a gum rubber outsole.
  • The Adidas Trefoil logo is seen on the heel tab and tongue.
  • There is perforation detailing on the midfoot and toe box for increased foot ventilation.  

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.