adidas Spezial announces new exhibition celebrating the culture of football

The exhibition will open this Friday, and will accompany the live screenings of the World Cup at CANVAS.

By Emma Davidson | 15 November 2022

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SPEZIAL F.C., a new footwear exhibition from adidas Originals and END, will open from Friday 18th – Sunday 27th November (noon – 8pm) in a purpose built space at Circle Square. 

The exhibition features archival shoes that celebrate the culture of football. The content comprises adidas trainers (both vintage and reissues) that are strongly associated with the sport alongside a mixture of football boots (some match worn) and a complete adidas Spezial archive including unreleased samples, working prototypes and the archival shoes that inspired those designs.

To celebrate the exhibition, there will be an accompanying series of events at neighbouring venue CANVAS, kicking off with a headline show from Happy Mondays followed by live performances from Confidence Man, Graham Massey, Liam Fray, DRS, Pastel and Afflecks Palace.

Admission to the exhibition is free, but donations to the Manchester Young Community Champions (MYCC) are encouraged. The MYCC is a not-for-profit community interest company that supports young people’s development through a variety of sports programmes, focusing on growing physical, social and emotional health and wellbeing.

For more information on the SPEZIAL F.C. exhibition and the series of events including talks and screenings taking place at Canvas sign up via the link below.