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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
    $100
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Fit & Sizing

The low-top Adidas Norfu SPZL is presented in men's sizing in regular width. Women, meanwhile, can still enjoy strutting this cozy sneaker by purchasing a size or 1.5 sizes down their usual sneaker sizes.

Three Stripes used the conventional lace-up fastening system on the Norfu silhouette for users to adjust according to their preference. This sneaker has a leather lining for a luxurious fit and cushy sockliner to boost the overall comfort.

Adidas Norfu SPZL Style

Adidas Originals x Spezial Norfu SPZL is the fresh offering of the Spezial collection that features a look inspired by the vintage court shoes. The low cut sneaker is covered with canvas upper in classic cloud white/collegiate navy/gum colorway. To further highlight the vintage appeal, Adidas finished this sneaker with the gum rubber outsole and Trefoil logo on the tongue.

The overall look of this sneaker flaunts versatility, making it easy to style and match with virtually any laid back attire. Denim jeans, skinny dark pants, or even khaki shorts paired with the Norfu SPZL will give its users a relaxed yet stylish ensemble.

Notable Features

The straightforward aesthetics of the Adidas Originals Norfu SPZL makes it a notable piece for many reviewers and onlookers. This kick landed with predominantly white upper contrasted with blue details and finished off with vintage-inspired gum rubber sole. The vintage court-inspired look covered with versatile hues adds appeal especially to pragmatic buyers looking for cozy and nifty footwear. 

Adidas Norfu SPZL History

It was in 2014 when Adidas formed the Spezial series as the brand's way to re-introduce the archived silhouettes to the contemporary market. Most of the filed shoe models were re-imagined with modern elements to fit the current trend.

The brand tasked two of the most avid collectors of Adidas shoes, Gary Aspden and Mike Chetchuti, to spearhead and curate several iconic profiles from the Adidas library. The Spezial collection aimed to embody the fruitful years of the brand and its impact on the current sneaker culture.

Five years since it was formed, the brand added another collection to the roster of Spezial series. In March 2019, Adidas launched the Summer/Spring 2019 lineup that features apparels, accessories, and sneakers that nod to the influence of the terrace culture.

  The Spezial Spring/Summer 2019

The SS 2019 Spezial collection was influenced by the personal Adidas collection of Robert Brooks, also known as Brooksy. Brooksy traveled all over Europe to cop a pair of Adidas footwear, resulting in a sneaker collection that is motivated by the capital cities of Europe.

The SS 2019 Spezial collection tweaked few of the sneakers from Brooksy's collection to give reference to the sneaker culture of London. This series includes several sneaker iterations, such as Adidas ZX 530, Adidas Whalley SPZL, Adidas AS 620 SPZL, Adidas SL80(A) SPZL, and the Adidas Norfu SPZL.

The Adidas Norfu SPZL, coined from the names of its predecessors, is a hybrid of two iconic Adidas silhouettes - Corfu and the Nizza. The iconic Adidas Corfu was part of the Island Series launched in 2015 while the Nizza is a 70s basketball footwear included in the "100 Best Adidas Sneakers of All Time" list.

Additional Info

  • The Trefoil logo is found stitched on the tongue of the Adidas Norfu SPZL shoes.
  • Adidas used metal eyelets and added rubber on the toe box and around the sides to add protection and durability to the sneaker.