Top Boy’s Ashley Walters features in the latest adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 which celebrates the 10th anniversary of Gary Aspden’s exclusive line with North West names & plenty of archive inspiration.

I remember first meeting Gary Aspden at an adidas SPZL launch at The HIP Store in Leeds back in 2015. It would of been their second collection if I recall and it was a celebration of archival adidas at its highest level. Born out of Gary’s own obsession with classic 3 Stripes, the SPZL line came into fruition from an adidas archive exhibition in Manchester back in 2014 which was closely followed by the launch of the adidas Ardwick SPZL in collaboration with Oi Polloi. The queues for that release literally stretched down the entire length of Thomas Street with some of the die hard collectors even camping out for two nights. 10 years has now passed since the inception of SPZL and although Oi Polloi may now be HIP, something which is like the equivalent of putting Elland Road where Old Trafford is, the desirability of SPZL is just as strong today as it was back in 2014. Featuring Top Boy’s very own Ashley Walters the adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 collection is now officially here.

adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 Ashley Walters Todmorden Smock

Let’s start with the footwear first of all. The Gazelle SPZL makes a return for 2024 with an all black colourway that draws inspiration from the Pulsebeat SPZL which famously featured in a Peter Saville collab back in 2022. There’s also new arrivals with the Whitworth SPZL that takes its name from the Rossendale town in Lancashire with colourway inspiration from the classic 80s runner the adidas Clipper trainer. The Moston Super SPZL gives a nod to the North Manchester suburb with design inspiration from the adidas Arctic from the 1970s. Also on the footwear side of things there’s the Handball Pro SPZL which revives an OG handball silhouette, the return of the Wensley SPZL from 2017 in an updated brown colourway as well as the adilette SPZL for them “all inclusive” getaways.

adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 Ashley Walters

Moving onto the apparel & accessories SPZL fans are treated to another release of the Todmorden Smock from 2021 which is introduced in white & navy. A 10th anniversary Mod Trefoil tee celebrates the SPZL lines’ coming of age as well as an assortment of other archive inspired silhouettes. The Trentham and the Wingrove give a nod to the big pockets & boxy fits of the original Osti era of the late 80s with full SPZL track suits reminding us of Adi Dassler’s never ending influence on sportswear. On the accessories side of things there’s the Brinscall bag which draws inspiration from the classic trefoil holdalls from the 1970s as well as a Mod Trefoil Cap and a Mod Trefoil towel to help claim that early bird sunbed in the summer. The adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 collection will be launching on mint. from 4th April 2024.

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adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 Ashley Walters Todmorden Smock

adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 Ashley Walters

adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 Ashley Walters

adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 Beach Towel

adidas SPZL Pre-Spring 2024 Ashley Walters

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