adidas Consortium x Shelflife ZX 4000

adidas Consortium x Shelflife ZX 4000

Since it first came into being, adidas Consortium has been committed to bringing together partners, retailers and collectives who exemplify a unique, fearless approach to collaboration. Each new partnership offers up a creative new take on the iconic styles that adidas has developed over the decades. In doing so they shine an entirely new light on the sportswear brand’s high-performance technologies and commitment to craftsmanship.

Dating back to 2006 when there was little to no sneaker culture in South Africa, and a hard time to find anything in the market, Shelflife was born. Gradually over the years building up a scene and pioneering the way in South Africa. Shelflife launched and celebrated even the most basic of silhouettes starting at ground level, and working our way up. Side by side the entire journey with local artists, musicians and graffiti artists, telling the brands story, making us locally relevant and educating the customer. This formed a strong platform to grow.

Applying this very concept: a strong base, a strong heritage, using everything local that inspires us from textiles, diversity, fabrics and materials, we have built up in many layers the Shelflife ZX4000, not only to be our own, but taking something monumentally strong, and telling our story to be locally and globally relevant.


Taking on the formidable heritage of the adidas ZX running shoe series, we bring their own eye-catching approach to a new iteration of the ZX4000 model. Viewed straight-on from the outside, the Shelflife version is defined by its understated use of luxurious greyscale nubuck and woven fabric underlays that evoke the historic craftsmanship of the retailers’ home country. On foot and in action however, the medial side of the shoe is revealed, showcasing a colourful, jacquard-printed panel. 


All campaign assets for the release were created and shot in South Africa by local creatives Paul Ward (photographer) and Gabrielle Kannemeyer (stylist), further strengthening the bond between one of the most memorable Consortium releases of the year and the place, people and heritage that brought the shoe to life.

The Official launch party is being held next Saturday 13 April at our JHB store. Come round and celebrate the collaboration from 6pm to 8pm. RSVP here. RSVP Here.

The adidas Consortium x Shelflife ZX 4000 drops 13th of April for R2499 via first come first serve at our CPT, JHB and online store at 6pm. Our CPT store will be open for extended hours for the release. (6pm - 7pm) 

Sizes: UK3.5, UK4, UK4.5, UK5, UK5.5, UK6, UK6.5, UK7, UK7.5, UK8, UK8.5, UK9, UK9.5, UK10, UK10.5, UK11, UK11.5 , UK12, UK12. UK12.5, UK13.