The »adidas Spezial« was originally designed as a handball shoe in the 1970s. Important was that the shoes were very robust enough to withstand the short and sharp movements of the players and also the abrasion to the hall floor. Only from the 1980s, and with the beginning of the casuals movement in football, that shoes with the suede upper and the thick rubber sole were an integral part of the fashion world. Since 2014 Gary Aspden, who is also a good friend of the Oasis brothers, works as a brand consultant and designer for »adidas Spezial«. This series of adidas shows the past of the brand from a modern perspective. Especially retro-runner from the 80's get a revival and are very popular. No wonder, that rock icons like Noel Gallagher are big fans of the »Spezial« collection.