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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $70
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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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