Adidas Lotherton SPZL: An archive-inspired sneaker
Adidas Originals launched the Lotherton SPZL in 2020, which took cues from the 70s Northern Soul movement in England. This retro-styled kick creates an unmistakable look because of its supple suede upper dipped in a beige hue. Meanwhile, its dark green heel and 3-Stripe branding on the sides, as well as its black midsole, create a clean finish and overall funky look.
Adidas Lotherton SPZL vs other similar kicks
Adidas Spezial blended archived elements and new details to create a fresh new iteration - the Adidas Lotherton SPZL. This silhouette is considered the revamped version of Adidas Topanga and also bears an almost identical style with the Adidas Ardwick SPZL and Adidas Tobacco.
Adidas Topanga. Released in 2014, this sneaker is considered a practical twin iteration of Lotherton SPZL. They only differ in a couple of details. This model used suede on its serrated 3-Stripe branding, unlike the Lotherton SPZL that has velvety material. Also, Topanga has thicker foxing, creating an illusion of chunkier profile as compared to the Lotherton SPZL.
Adidas Tobacco. Inspired by the Adidas Gazelle and Adidas Samba, the Adidas Tobacco was initially launched in 1978 as training footwear. While this pair looks virtually the same as the Lotherton SPZL, looking closer, it has perforations along with the serrated 3-Stripe branding and a plain toe-overlay for distinction.
Adidas Ardwick SPZL. This greenish sneaker was named after a park found at the suburb of Manchester. It was unveiled in collaboration with Nigel Lawson of Oi Pollio. Unlike the Lotherton SPZL, this kick features hairy green suede on its upper secured by green laces and lined with green leather material.