Kicking off tomorrow is adidas Spezial, an exhibition at Hoxton Gallery, that is bringing together over 600 pairs of coveted sneakers – vintage, deadstock, re-issues, collaborations and rarities hoarded by fans and collectors. The brainchild of consultant, Gary Aspden, the exhibition begins with his personal collection with the earliest product on display harking back to the 1960s. It also featuring never seen before exclusives, as well as signed samples from the likes of sneaker lovers, Noel Gallagher, Run DMC, NERD, Lily Allen, Ian Brown, Nas, Eminem, Public Enemy and more. Accompanying the exhibition is a limited edition 100-page book, featuring images of some of the footwear on show, as well as quotes from influential adidas aficionados – designers, musicians, collectors, fans – all with a story to tell on the role adidas played in their lives.
19-27 July 2013, admission free, 12-7pm daily