It's that time of the year again. 17th of March marks St. Patricks day and Adidas Originals are all in on celebrating the patron of Ireland and all things Irish with the Handball Spezial "St. Patricks Day Pack". The Paddy's special out of Herzogenaurach will be available from the 1st of March at STAB Berlin!
Adidas Originals Handball Spezial - Footwear History
As one of the first large sportswear companies, Adidas tapped into the handball market in the 70s, a time when handball players had to wear regular indoor shoes, that weren't tailored to their needs. Adidas recognized the opening and released it's first Handball Spezial in 1979, a shoe that went to become the absolute go-to footwear for all handballplayers from amateur to pro. 40 years on, it has become a true lifestyle classic and is one of the favorite collectors model of Adi-freaks worldwide.
St. Patricks Day Pack
You might have guessed, the Adidas Originals Handball Spezial "St. Patricks Day Pack" comes in green. The Three Stripes and the heelpad don a fresh "Raw Amber", while the sole is held in the classic Adidas dark gum of the 70s and 80s. It wouldn't be an Adidas Originals special, though, without a small, thoughtful, detail: Above the historic "Spezial" lettering, you will find a shamrock, the one shamrock that St. Patrick used to explain the holy trinity to the celtic high king.