EX-Celtc ace Kieran Tierney is the face of a new range of Adidas streetwear named after Scotland’s most iconic concert venue.
The spring-summer campaign for the German fashion giant’s Spezial line is led by the 24-year-old Arsenal star.
And it includes the Barrowland trainers and jacket for a total of £365.
The company also sells a small series of tracksuits and coats nicknamed Anderston and Trongate after Glasgow neighborhoods as part of its collectibles collection.
Barrowland Ballroom general manager Tom Joyes is delighted the legendary landmark has inspired the highly sought-after gear.
He said: “Adidas contacted us and asked if we would have a problem with the name.
“Music and fashion have always been closely linked and we are very proud of that.
“Adidas even sent me the jacket and a few pairs of trainers.
“We’re going to have musicians playing in the ballroom sign shoes and their box and auction them off for charity.
“We are absolutely thrilled.”
Adidas launched its high-end Spezial line in 2014.
Designer Gary Aspden, 52, curates the collection and searches the archive for classic sneakers that are updated and released in small batches.
The green and orange or blue and black Barrowland trainers sell for £85 and the parka-style jacket for £280.
They’ve already become a celebrity favorite – with musicians climbing for the kit.
Drum and bass legend Goldie, cast leader John Power and Dr Who actor John Simm, who played Joy Division and New Order guitarist Bernard Sumner on screen, were all pictured wearing the anorak.
‘UNEXPECTED AND LOCALIZED NAMES’
Collectors spend a lot of money on limited edition pieces, with a huge booming secondary market online and in specialty stores.
Scotland and Arsenal hero Tierney made a name for himself at Celtic Park a mile from Trongate and Barrowland Ballroom and revealed his love for the brand.
He said: “I loved collecting Adidas sneakers – I still have my collection to this day.
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“It reminds me of going to games with my friends, taking the bus or the train, home and away, to watch Celtic in large groups.
“When we were younger, we wore our Adidas sneakers and our Levi’s jeans.
“A lot of my friends went there, so you were always dressed the same and you always had Adidas on your feet.”
Hollywood actor Stephen Graham, Mick Jagger and Noel and Liam Gallagher are also Spezial fans, with the Oasis brothers honored with their own shoes.
An Adidas spokesperson said: “Spezial has had a dedicated following in Scotland since its launch.
“The range often uses unexpected and localized names for its products.
“Following this, a group of Scottish Spezial fans contacted curator Gary Aspden with some suggestions.
“In recognition of the love and support the range has been shown in Scotland, a number of these proposed names have been used throughout the product range.”
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