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adidas’ 2019 celebration of the iconic ZX running shoe series continues with a reissue of the ZX 8000 in its equally iconic OG colourway.
Like the recently reissued ZX 5000, 6000, 7000 and 9000 models from earlier this year, the shoe is faithful to the original model however this version of the ZX8000 has been crafted to look like an aged original from that time.
Earlier this year, adidas dropped a summer pack of reissued and ‘remastered’ ZX models: the ZX 5000, ZX 6000, ZX 7000 and ZX 9000. With this latest release, another equally iconic iteration of the series, the ZX 8000, is now available again – faithfully reproduced to meet the qualities that first made it so sought-after by runners and streetwear aficionados alike.
First appearing in 1989 the ZX 8000 was a high-quality shoe that runners favoured for training and competition alike thanks to its versatile characteristics: it’s lightweight feel was backed up by a padded tongue and reinforcements to critical strike zones, while reflective patches ensured it was just as eye-catching during night runs as it was in the day. The FW19 version has been crafted to look like an aged original from that time.
The same aquarium-like tones of the original however colours are meant to look sun faded from the OG aqua colours. Shades of aqua blue are punctuated by bright stabs of yellow and a refined dash of purple. The key, contemporary updates come in the form of a new lace jewel and insole, both of which feature special ’30 years of Torsion’ branding. A reminder that beyond the shoe’s more visually striking features, there lies a technology that has been elevating adidas shoes for three decades.
The adidas consortium ZX 8000 OG launching at limitEDitions WMNS on Saturday 16th of November.
adidas Consortium ZX8000 OG