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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.

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    $90
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Fit & Sizing

The low-top Adidas SL80 SPZL is a running-inspired kick offered in men's sizing in regular width. Like most running-inspired sneakers from Adidas, this lace-up kick has a cushioned insole and leather lining for comfort suitable for striding along the city streets. Meanwhile, the EVA found on the midsole provides lightweight cushioning for an added cozy feel.

Adidas SL80 SPZL Style

The Adidas Originals SL80 SPZL, also known as the SL80 (A) SPZL features a design that is a hybrid of sporty kick and lifestyle footwear. Its mesh upper is dressed in bold collegiate gold/solar orange colorway that suggests fire and exudes defiant feel. Meanwhile, the suede accents deliver a pop of contrasting hues to elevate the striking look further. This running-inspired kick looks great when matched up with any sporty or casual ensembles, such as a tracksuit, or dark skinny jeans paired with oversized hoodies.

Notable Features

Aside from the eye-catching hue of the Adidas SL80(A) SPZL, the 'W' feature found on the toe box gives this pair a striking appeal for many onlookers. Considered as the key feature, the black suede 'W' design on the edge of the toe provides a statement stance atop the bright orange mesh.

Adidas SL80 SPZL History

Because it seizes a huge part in the history of Adidas, the Spezial series has been one of the most exciting lineups of the brand. It was formed in 2014 as the brand's way to re-introduce classic silhouettes to the modern market. Adidas meticulously revamped the iconic profiles with contemporary elements to fit the prevailing market.

The Adidas Originals Spezial made a return and dropped the Spring/Summer 2019 collection last March 2019. This roster of products includes apparel, accessories, and sneakers stirred from the personal collection of Robert Brooks, a legendary Adidas collector. Adidas fine-tuned some of Brooks' classic silhouettes to pay homage to the sportswear culture of London.

The first drop of SS19 includes several iterations that display the vibrant Adidas staples that were revamped to match the modern trend. Some of the sneaker iterations are the Adidas Norfu SPZL, Adidas Whalley SPZL, Adidas ZX 530 SPZL, Adidas AS 520 SPZL, and the Adidas SL80(A) SPZL.

Adidas SL80 SPZL is the reissue of the unreleased 80s running kick called the SL80 or known as the Super Light. The modernized version bears a look that adapted the present day style but kept the vintage patterns, faithful to the Spezial line. The kick flaunts strong retro appeal and has bright orange hue upper made of breathable mesh added with suede accents.

Additional Info

  • The rubber outsole of Adidas SL80 SPZL shoes provides hard-wearing traction on different kinds of surfaces.
  • This sneaker is also known as the Adidas SL80 (A) SPZL
  • To further enhance the durability, the brand added a rubber toe guard.