'Adidas Spezial': Six hundred trainers in one London exhibition

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It's no secret that lots of men get a little bit precious about their trainers (and for Umbrella readers they'll always be trainers, not, ugh, sneakers).

In the way that our fathers took train numbers or collected war comics, for those born in the last third of the 20th Century, the humble sports shoe will always be something to treasure, to obsess over. 

That's why we're so excited about Adidas Spezial: An Incomplete adidas History From a Fan's Perspective – an exhibition at the Hoxton Gallery in London, E2. Running from July 19-27, the show features over 600 pairs of shoes and assorted memorabilia from Germany's finest athletic manufacturer. The sheer scale of this hoard of deadstock, limited editions and reissues cannot be overestimated – this is it, Trainergeddon. 

If you're in the capital in the upcoming week, you'd be mad not to search this out. The fact that the gallery's near the beautifully designed London Overground line just adds to the Umbrella-ness of the event. 

The exhibition is at the Hoxton Gallery, Kingsland Rd, London E2, 12pm-7pm, daily, admission free

 








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