Until 1979 there was no shoe made especially for this sport. Accordingly, the success was huge. Professionals and amateurs alike bought a pair of the Handball Spezials. But also outside the gym the Adidas Spezial became a great success. Especially in different subcultures of the UK, the Handball Spezial was an integral part of fashion. More than 40 years later the sneaker has become a classic and it is impossible to imagine life without it. The simplicity, the flat silhouette and the many colorways make the Adidas Handball Spezial one of the best everyday shoes ever.