adidas Consortium ZX 8000 OG
This year The Three Stripes has been paying their respects and honouring the ZX family. We even got to collaborate on our own ZX 4000 with Consortium early in 2019. Following this, adidas went on to drop the '30 Years of Torsion' pack, bringing back ZX 6000, ZX 7000 and ZX 9000 in their OG colourways. Now, 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 looked 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 drops 16 November for the retail price of R2499 exclusively to Shelflife CPT, JHB and online on a first come first served basis. Online at 7am, JHB from 9am and CPT from 10am.
Sizes: UK6, UK7, UK8, UK9, UK10.