We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Super Tobacco Spezial is constructed with high-quality materials from its Nubuck finish to its well-made details.
  • According to some users, it was a stunning and fantastic reissue of the Adidas Spezial franchise.
  • The sneaker is durable and built to last.
  • It is a smart looking sneaker that projects a good looking style.
  • Few users mentioned that the sneaker is comfortable to wear.
  • The color combination in the Super Tobacco model is outstanding.
  • A lot of users highly recommend the sneaker to other potential buyers.
  • One wearer exclaimed that the color of the sneaker goes well with jeans.
  • It can be worn inside or outside the house.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The sneaker was said to have a narrow toe area which one user disliked.

Bottom line

Adidas lifestyle sneakers collection has done it again by continuing to add revolutionizing designs to the Spezial franchise. The Adidas Super Tobacco SPZL, one of the many ingenious styles of the pack, enhances the wood colorway with its premium Nubuck detailing.

Dressing up the sneaker's tonal scheme ensures a smart look but dressing down wouldn't overshadow the sneaker's sophisticated glow.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Collaboration: Gary Aspden
Collection: Adidas Spezial
Price: $90
Colorways: Brown
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The Adidas Super Tobacco SPZL enlists itself as one of the most comfortable foot apparel administered by the padded collar and the removable Adidas-branded sockliner. Cushioning is provided by the rubber sole. A lace-up system is utilized for its lockdown.
The sneaker is produced in men's sizes ranging from 3 to 15 with half sizes available. Its width length is D medium.

Dressing up with denim jeans is always a staple combination with Adidas Spezials, and the Super Tobacco edition is no exception to this fashion. The Nubuck upper in wood colorway projects a recreational image that is either ready for the outdoors or on the streets.
The sneaker's creative take on logo placing is emphasized by six slanted parallel lines running on both panels. The tonal splash of the earth-tone color insinuates a corporate appeal that stuns and is marveled at by bystanders.

The Super Tobacco Spezial edition has elements that differ from the Tobacco in so many ways. The outsole borrows the tooling from the Adidas Bermuda. The traditional Three Stripe patches are replaced with sewn stitches. The eyelets from the Tobacco are replaced with metal variations in the Super. And lastly, a trefoil logo on the heel is embossed to add dimension.

Before the glory of its recent years, the Adidas Spezial was just a shoe concept revolving around handball. 1979 witnessed the birth of the Adidas Spezial from which it was intended primarily for handball. The handball-designed footwear caters every high-flying antics and swift maneuvers of the player on the court. With its durable suede upper and its gum rubber outsole, the Spezial achieved legendary status when it comes to the indoor sport.

A rigid construction, along with high-friction rubber, was the perfect combination of materials for quick movements and abrupt stops. It was just a matter of time before handball athletes started to dress in this sneaker outside the game. The basic design of the Spezial gathered a local following which gradually became an icon of streetwear as the years progressed.

The 80s became the pinnacle decade for the sneaker's transformation into a fashion statement with several partygoers flaunting the brand on different occasions. Men would often pair them with jeans, the prevalent casual wear of the time. Its fame even spread to music idols like the Ghallagers of Oasis which added another boost to its popularity.

After a few decades, the Spezial's nostalgic aura had accumulated a rich following including formidable shoe collectors like Gary Aspden. The Adidas Spezial secured a warm place in Aspden's heart which leads to a collection in 2014 featuring 600 different deadstock designs of the handball shoe. But his inclination with the sneaker didn't stop there.

Preparing for the upcoming winter, Adidas released the Adidas Originals Spezial Fall/Winter 2017 collection which features four silhouettes including the TRX SPZL, Intack SPZL, Lacombe SPZL, and Super Tobacco SPZL. All four models are constructed in low tops and were known to address the Adidas Freizeit line from the 70s which were the first line fashionably designed for a holiday.

The Adidas Super Tobacco Spezial is submerged in a tonal "wood" hue from its upper to the laces with complementing night brown accents of the sole. Deemed as the most famous sneaker in the franchise, the Super Tobacco Spezial was Aspden's revival of his Super iteration.

  • The sneaker is shrouded in a minimalist image complemented by a straight toe overlay.
  • The interior is composed of leather for a plush and warm feel.
  • The sneaker is released in October 2017.
  • Its colors include Wood S11 and Night Brown.
  • Adidas Spezial branding is positioned at the tongue (embossed) and in the heel part of the footbed.


Danny McLoughlin

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