Deemed “Britain’s most effortless style icon” by GQ magazine, Liam Gallagher’s ‘60s mod influence helped shape a new era of casualwear styling as Oasis rose to fame in the early ‘90s during one of the most prevalent movements in UK music history; Britpop. This saw the Gallagher brothers in the spotlight, writing some of the most prolific songs of the era (going far beyond pub-band-favourite ‘Wonderwall’, their infamous brotherly quarrels (sometimes physical) on stage, their outspoken interviews and off-stage lager-stained antics. The music of Oasis had a universal following, from football fanatics to art students and everyone in between.
Borrowing an oversized silhouette from the ‘Madchester’ rave scene with its humble beginnings in North England, LG’s iconic look consisted of baggy jeans, sportswear sweatshirts, oversized button-down shirts, lightweight smocks and technical jackets, Stone Island knitwear, football shirts and naturally; terraced style footwear by Adidas. It can be argued that Liam’s influence aided the success in the ‘90s of such high-fashion labels as Burberry, Aquascutum, C.P. Company and Stone Island; having been raised in a council house in Manchester, the working class related to the Rock ‘n’ Roll star broadening the reach of these premium brands to include a working-class audience.
The LG2 SPZL is a sequel to the shoe released in 2019, fusing influences from the indoor and squash Adidas models from their archive. An easy-to-style chalk white nylon upper is decorated with light grey stripe motifs, an ‘Endorsed By Liam Gallagher’ motif to the tongue in a contrasting blue and ‘Mod Trefoil’ logos to the heel as a callback to the man himself’s personal style. An EVA Die-cut midsole provides cushioning, making the LG2 SPZL as comfortable as it is stylish, finished with a classic rubber tread sole. Each pair comes in a custom box, with a branded hangtag and a box portrait sticker mimicking retro Adidas shoe boxes.
This is one for fans, collectors and Adiheads; making this pair sure to sell out fast. Set a reminder in your calendar because once they’re gone, they’re gone.
As you were.