We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Some reviewers said that the Adidas Wensley SPZL is their new go-to kicks for summer.
  • Many of those who left reviews were raving about how beautiful this model is, adding that the pictures online don’t give it justice.
  • There were mentions of how the color combination is on point.
  • A buyer predicted that this model will become a classic in the future, which tells so much about the potentially timeless relevance of this model’s design.
  • Quite a handful loved the retro feels of this shoe.
  • This pair of kicks is reasonably priced.
  • Several purchasers reported that this pair of kicks fits them really well.
  • A couple of reviewers loved the fact that the Adidas Wensley SPZL easily goes well with casual attire, including jeans.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer talked about how cheaply made the nylon upper of the Adidas Wensley SPZL is that wearing it feels so ordinary.

Bottom line

The Adidas Wensley SPZL combines retro elements to come up with an all new modern offer, and many purchasers love it, with some going to as far as saying that this pair of kicks is now their favorite summer footwear. Given its prettiness and overall appeal, this model is indeed worth its price.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Adidas Spezial
Price: $120
Colorways: Grey
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The Adidas Wensley SPZL comes in a standard width. The ladies can have this model in sizes 5 to 8. The men, on the other hand, can choose from sizes 7 to 12. Wearers can make adjustments to the tightness of this model’s fit through the use of an effective lacing system.

The Adidas Wensely SPZL has a neat retro silhouette and a tonal colorway that make it so easy to match with various outfits. Its suede overlays add a layer of sophistication that no one will ever want to miss. Whether its a walk around the city square or some picnicking by the beach, this model will be a pleasing companion.

The overall retro aura that this model radiates is in many ways its most defining feature. It’s neat, sleek, and just so easy to look at. The suede overlays and the futuristic gum outsole add to the distinctiveness of its identity.

The Adidas Wensley SPZL is part of the 2017 Adidas Spezial collection, which is curated by Adidas aficionado Gary Aspden. How the collection came to be is an interesting tale to follow.

The idea of a shoe exhibition dawned on Aspden in the first decade of the 21st century. Due to some prioritization concerns, the concept was shelved, but not for long.

By 2008, Aspden already had his own entrepreneurial pursuits, though he remained an important consultant for Adidas’s marketing campaigns. Because of the freedom that this setup afforded him, Aspden in 2013 finally acted on the exhibition idea. He was assisted by several valuable connections.

Taking more than five months to put together, the exhibition opened in July of that year. It featured more than 600 pairs of Adidas shoes that effectively relayed the story of Adidas’s various shoe revolutions. The items were from Aspden’s and some prominent fans’ collections. It was called Spezial because, according to Aspden, that’s what Adidas was, and still is, to him and others like him in the UK.

That exhibition in London drew a lot of attention from Adidas fans and everyday people. Adidas and Aspden were quick to make something out of the exhibition’s success, and just a year later, the first Adidas Originals x Spezial collection came out. The collection did not limit itself to shoes; it also included jackets, shirts, and other apparel. As such, the collection brought back memories of the Adidas Freizeit, which was a collection of lifestyle items that were ubiquitous in the 1970s.

It must be noted that while the collection featured premium products that draw inspiration from one or several Adidas classics, it was never meant to highlight nostalgia. What it asserts is the timelessness of the company’s designs. Aspden and his team believed that with the appropriate material upgrade, the items in the collection will be palatable even when examined by the discerning modern eye.

Every year since 2014, the Adidas x Spezial collaboration has released items that correspond to the market’s every need. The Adidas Wensley SPZL is part of the spring and summer collection for 2017.

  • The upper of the Adidas Wensely SPZL is made of nylon that has suede overlays.
  • Its overall design was achieved by highlighting the parallelisms between mainstream British culture and Jamaican reggae tradition.
  • The inside of the shoe is lined with soft leather to provide maximum comfort.
  • At the right side of the shoe is Adidas’s signature three-stripe logo, and it is made of leather.
  • The Adidas Wensley SPZL has a heel tab that is made of leather and bears the Adidas trefoil logo.


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.