Verdict from 76 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The significant percentage of the reviewers highly recommend this pair to their peers.
  • Most of the respondents like the overall comfort of the Adidas Lowertree SPZL. Few of them vouched that this model is suitable for all-day city cruising.
  • Many of the buyers mention that they adore the retro look of this model. Some even share that this kick reminds them of their happy young years.
  • Few respondents like the unique combination of pastel colors of this sneaker.
  • Buyers can avail the Lowertree SPZL at an affordable price range.
  • This model comes with an extra pair of laces.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer finds the Adidas Lowertree SPZL hard to keep clean.
  • One critic wishes that Adidas will soon launch more color options to choose from.

Bottom line

The Adidas Spezial surprised its followers with a remarkable kick stirred from the classic marathon sneaker. The Adidas Lowertree SPZL showcases a style that was heavily influenced by classic footwear, revamped for the modern market.

This sneaker receives praise for its superb comfort that can fit the day-long strutting. Also, its stylish throwback appeal easily turns this kick into many reviewers' staple casual footwear. Despite the limited color options, numerous reviewers still recommended this kick to their peers for its overall merits without giving up its affordability.

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Good to know

The Adidas Lowertree SPZL is offered in men's sizing. The lace-up front fastening system provides a customized fit while securing the wearer's feet. Meanwhile, the lightweight EVA sockliner provides comfort and support.

The low-top Adidas Lowertree SPZL displays a profile inspired by a retro marathon sneaker that was dressed in mixed materials. The upper is made of suede and mesh materials with leather overlays for added durability and appeal. This kick was dipped in the combination of pastel hues, such as off-white, light purple, and aero reef, to give a fresh take to retro-inspired footwear.

As this sneaker displays a striking colorway, many opt to pair this up with a neutral-colored outfit, such as plain white tees and khaki trousers or blue denim jeans, to direct the attention to this trendy kick. Meanwhile, some pair this sneaker with colorful clothes for a bolder and more eye-catching ensemble.

The 90s inspired look of the Adidas Lowertree SPZL makes this kick striking for the majority of the reviewers and onlookers. The soft pastel color combination was inspired by the Acid House parties during the late 80s. This model was finished off with the "heel scoop" on its midsole, similar to the Adidas Marathon '85 sneaker.

In 2014, Adidas formed the Spezial team that specializes in re-introducing some silhouettes from the Three Stripes' archives. The brand assigned two passionate Adidas collectors, namely Gary Aspden and Mike Chetcuti, to curate the iconic designs of shoes and apparel that represent the rich history Adidas and its impact on the sneaker culture.

The Adidas Spezial unveiled the Summer of Love collection in early 2018 for their Spring/Summer collection. This line up was formed to pay homage to the 30th year celebration of the rave culture and the acid house parties prominent in the 80s. This collection is composed of vibrant silhouettes inspired by the profile from the Adidas' archives.

As a follow up to the feat of the Summer of Love capsule, the brand launched another line up for their Autumn/Winter 2018 called the 'Acid Winter' collection. This series was unveiled in September 2018 and is composed of a throng of footwear, apparel, and accessories to celebrate the 30th year of the 80s house music subgenre. The Adidas Spezial team dipped into the archives to re-create silhouettes into a modernized concept, such as the Munchen Super SPZL, Indoor Comp SPZL, Punstock SPZL, and the Lowertree SPZL.

The Adidas Lowertree SPZL is inspired from the marathon sneaker of the late 80s. It displays a combination of bright colorways to add fresh appeal to the throwback elements.  It showcases a running sneaker-inspired silhouette with pastel color combination of white/purple/blue on its suede and mesh upper.

  • This pair has Polyurethane outsole for traction on various surfaces.
  • This sneaker has the signature leather 3-Stripes in light purple.
  • The Adidas Originals branding can be found on the heel and tongue.
  • For a clean finishing, this model has tonal stitching all throughout the sneaker.


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Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.