We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A large percentage of the users strongly recommended this footwear to their friends.
  • This sneaker runs true to size, others reported.
  • Most of the reviewers shared that they find the Adidas Punstock SPZL very comfortable, suitable for an entire-day use.
  • The high-quality materials applied to this kick has been cited several times in the reviews.
  • Some buyers liked the versatility of this sneaker. They shared that they can use this from work to casual night out with friends.
  • Few buyers praised the soft leather upper that further boosts the luxurious vibe of this model.
  • Many enjoyed the timeless look of the Punstock SPZL.
  • This model is offered at a reasonable price point.

1 reasons not to buy

  • One buyer hinted that he prefers that the Adidas Punstock SPZL is also presented in other colorways.

Bottom line

Although the Punstock SPZL displays a look that is out of the usual, this model still got a nod from the majority of the reviewers. This model has been applauded for its hybrid look of leisure pair perfect for dressing up and comfortable shoes suitable for all-day strutting. It seamlessly united fashion, function, and lavishness offered in a price range that is within one's means. A highly recommended pair for practical buyers searching for a moc kick with the comfort of sneakers.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collaboration: Gary Aspden
Collection: Adidas Spezial
Price: $130
Colorways: Brown
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This kick is presented in men's sizing from 4 to 13 US in medium width. It was inserted with leather lining and lightweight EVA sockliner for added comfort and support. Also, the three-eyelet lacing system reinforced with metal provides a personalized, secure fit.

The low-top Adidas Punstock SPZL flawlessly combines the comfort of sneakers with style suited for smart casual. The leather upper displays a moccasin style reminiscent of the kicks donned by our grandfathers. The Timber brown soft-leather upper is rested atop a black, flexible sole to suggest its athletic heritage. To further boost the luxurious vibe, the brand styled it with metal emblem found on the side wall.

This modernized silhouette gives away a luxurious vibe while staying reasonably priced. Most users sport their moc-inspired sneaker with straight-cut denim jeans and a fresh tee. Meanwhile, for a smart casual look, some opt to style this footwear with trousers and a crisp button-down polo.

The key touches that make the Adidas Punstock SPZL striking are its subtle elements that give a luxurious vibe. The brand used monochromatic 3-Stripe branding with small metal Trefoil logo on the quarter. Also, the mocassin-inspired look further enhances the appeal that can elevate the plush vibe on any attire. In addition, the footbed has a golden Adidas logo for added graphic appeal.

It was in 2014 when the Three Stripes formed the Adidas Spezial series which gives attention to uncovering classic profiles from the archives and modernizing it for the contemporary market. Adidas delegated the task to two of the most passionate Adidas collectors, Mike Chetcuti and Gary Aspden.

The Spezial collection launched the Summer of Love collection for Spring/Summer in early 2018 that features vivid colors and graphics. This capsule pays homage to the warehouse parties in the White Isle in Ibiza illustrious in the late 80s. Ibiza was dubbed as the Clubbing Mecca as the parties in the White Isle were flooded with euphoric music.

Following the success of the first Summer of Love collection of the Spezial is the Autumn/Winter 2018 called the "Acid Winter." This series is composed of several iterations inspired by the classic silhouettes and revamped it with rave season elements to introduce to the current market. These silhouettes display aesthetics that are confined to determined style.

One of the sneakers included in this collection is the Adidas Punstock SPZL. This iteration was inspired from the 1984's Long Beach silhouette unveiled by the Freizeit division of the Adidas. This kick is crafted with monochromatic leather upper seated atop a black sole.

The lace-up fastening system is reinforced by retro metal eyelets, a vintage logo patch at the tongue, and a silver logo plaque on the quarter. The brown leather Three Stripes on the sides further amp its vintage feel.

  • This sneaker has a single-piece rubber outsole that provides reliable grip on various surfaces.
  • It has a leather branding on the tongue with embossed Adidas Punstock.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.