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    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
    $130
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The low-top Adidas ZX 530 SPZL is a unisex pair that is presented in men's sizing in regular shoe width. Women are advised to take 1 to 1.5 sizes down their usual shoe size when buying this pair for a better fit.

Adidas used the traditional lace-up fastening closure system in this model for wearers to adjust the kick according to their preference. Mean

The Adidas ZX 530 SPZL kept the vintage details of the OG version with exceptional color contrast, like the real classic spirit. This running-inspired footwear is made of leather and textile upper dressed in grey and white colorway.

Like real vintage look, this pair has the iconic metallic 3-Stripe on the side panels and Trefoil logo embellished on the tongue and heel tab. To finally mark it as part of the SPZL line, the original "L" tab on the quarter was replaced with "SPZL" label.

With this pair's running roots, it is nice to style this with athletic ensembles, such as tracksuits or gym clothes such as Dri-Fit shirts and jogging pants. Wearers may also pair this kick up with their denim jeans or skinny pants topped with plain tees for a relaxed outfit.

The Adidas ZX 530 SPZL projects a remarkable charm for its retro profile that suits the current sneaker trend. The upper is crafted in various materials such as mesh and suede with few shiny accents seated on top of grey/white midsole, giving that authentic vintage feel.

Adidas appointed Gary Aspden and Mike Chetchuti, passionate collectors of Adidas classics, to curate some of the renowned silhouettes of the brand that have been archived. The Adidas Spezial line has been devoted in re-introducing some of the classic pairs to the modern market as to keep its followers intact to the roots of Adidas.

For its Spring/Summer 2019 collection, the Spezial team intends to pay tribute to London's heritage culture by launching several iterations inspired by the city of London. As part of the capsule, the team collaborated with London-based collector Robert Brooks, famous for his avid collection of Adidas sneakers.

Brooks traveled all over Europe to earn several special releases of the Three Stripes. Because of his passion, Adidas thought of stirring their collection from the life of Brooks to come up with new series. Thus, the Adidas Spezial team collaborated with Brooks and revamped Brooks' all-time favorite classic pair of running shoe, called Adidas ZX 530.

The modernized Adidas ZX 530 SPZL shoes are a one-to-one reissue of the OG version. It is dressed in grey and white hues made of mesh and nubuck upper. This low-top sneaker has metallic details and SPZL branding to give that authentic Spezial vibe.

  • The rubber outsole of the Adidas ZX 530 SPZL provides durable traction on several kinds of surfaces.
  • Adidas branding can be observed on the outsole, heel tab, tongue, and on the TPU heel clip.

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