Adidas x Sporty & Rich

Adidas x Sporty & Rich

The ICONIC Adidas Handball Spezial has been masterfully reimagined in the newest collaboration between adidas and Sporty & Rich. This fourth partnership is a celebration of both brands' dedication to timeless style and exceptional quality. The visionary behind Sporty & Rich, Emily Oberg, brings a fresh and modern perspective to this classic sneaker, seamlessly blending vintage aesthetics with contemporary design.

Sporty & Rich originated as a meticulously curated moodboard by Emily Oberg, capturing a vision of sport and life marked by elegance and beauty. This collection drew inspiration from the sophisticated sportswear styles of the seventies, the dynamic fitness culture of the eighties, and the chic editorial look of the nineties. Additional influences include Ivy League traditions, and the exclusive ambiance of Golf clubs.

Since 2022, Sporty & Rich has partnered with adidas to bring this distinctive vision to life. Previous collaborations have reinterpreted iconic adidas models such as the Samba, Campus, and Stan Smith, all infused with Sporty & Rich's unique aesthetic. These releases have resonated deeply with fans, seamlessly merging historical references with contemporary sensibilities.

Originally launched as a performance shoe for handball players, the adidas Handball Spezial quickly evolved beyond its athletic origins to become a cultural icon. In the 1980s, it gained traction within terrace culture, embraced by soccer enthusiasts for its sleek design and durable construction. The Handball Spezial's enduring appeal has cemented its status as a staple in the adidas lineup.

In this latest collaboration, Sporty & Rich reimagines the adidas Handball Spezial with three new colorways. Inspired by their signature moodboard, these sneakers feature premium suede uppers, white leather stripes, and a leather heel tab. The gold foil 'Sporty & Rich' branding adds a luxurious touch, and each pair comes in a custom-designed box, making them a MUST-HAVE for collectors.

The new color palette includes sophisticated brown and green editions, reflecting the brand’s dedication to subtle elegance and vintage charm. These iterations preserve the classic lines of the original Handball Spezial while incorporating contemporary elements that make them ideal for today’s sneaker enthusiasts.

The highly anticipated adidas Originals x Sporty & Rich Handball Spezial collection is officially launched!
This collection is not limited to new sneakers, it celebrates style, history and craftsmanship. The adidas Handball Spezial by Sporty & Rich perfectly blends the rich heritage of adidas with the modern elegance of Sporty & Rich. Each pair bears witness to the enduring appeal of classic design, reinvented for the modern public.

Don’t miss this exclusive chance to own a piece of sneaker history. The adidas Originals x Sporty & Rich Handball Spezial collection should be one of the most coveted releases of the year !

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