Who should buy the Adidas Mallison SPZL

This pair of Adidas sneakers is for you if:

  • You like a low cut shoe
  • You are looking for a shoe that is perfect for training

Excellent style of Adidas Mallison SPZL

The Mallison SPZL is a versatile low top that would be effortless to match with your casual or semi-casual outfits.

Features of Mallison SPZL

The Adidas Mallison SPZL may not have any of the current Adidas technologies like most of their new releases, but this classic silhouette more than makes up for it with its premium materials and the masterly way it is made.

The solid and high-quality make of the shoe combined with the arresting color schemes make this shoe a standout.

Adidas Mallison SPZL history

The force behind the Adidas SPZL line is Gary Aspden, a keen collector of Adidas footwear. The first shoes from the Spezial collection came out in 2014, featuring four different models. 

2015 saw a bigger crop of new silhouettes amounting to a total of 13, 2016 had 10, and in 2017’s Spring Summer release, the Mallison SPZL came out along with several others as part of two waves.

The Mallison SPZL’s name was given as a tribute to Airdrie fundraiser, Mark Allison, and his incredible efforts in raising money for the Pancreatic Society of Scotland and awareness of the disease.

The shoe was largely inspired by the Adidas AS 700 which was mostly released in the Japanese market and in some parts of Europe in the 80s.

Adidas borrowed classic details from the AS 700 but slightly modified the shape, updated it with a new colorway, and added an embossed pattern on the shoe’s tongue.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Colorways: Grey / Brown
SKUs: B41824 / BA7721

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