Animal-inspired skins and leathers provide interesting patterns and textures to the models in this pack, giving the products a premium look, reminiscent of some iconic adidas Originals footwear from the past.
Check out the Adidas ZX Animal Pack after the jump…
ZX 800 Animal
Originally released in 1986, the ZX 800 pushed the limits of athletic performance footwear. With a reinforced outsole to reduce impact and encapsulated stabilizing pieces in the midsole, this shoe was designed for the runner who wanted a top quality product. Reflective patches in the toe area make the shoe perfect for running in all weather conditions. The metallic snakeskin material was last seen on the staff-only release of the Bape Superskate in 2003 – a shoe with an almost mythological status.
ZX 700 Animal
This model was first released in the summer of 1985 for the high mileage runner who needed some extra support in the sole. The construction of the midsole reduces the risk of over pronation and supination, while the outsole provides solid traction and shock absorption. The combination of different lacing systems gives an adjustable and personal fit, making sure that maximum comfort is offered. The use of a fish skin-style upper adds a new perspective to the model, giving it a fresh spin for the New Year.
ZX 600 Animal
The ZX 600 came out in 1985, created as an excellent shoe perfect for training. The outsole features two different durometers of rubber, designed for extra strength in the critical strike areas. The original upper of nylon and mesh has been replaced with crocodile-styled leather, echoing tennis and court designs from the past.
ZX 500 Animal
The ZX 500 first landed in 1984, entering the market as the perfect shoe for high mileage running. The combination midsole features a unique extended heel counter to give the wearer maximum stability. The original upper was constructed of nylon mesh with suede reinforcements, but this version uses a faux-snakeskin material as used on the unmistakable hip-hop classic Metro Attitude of the mid 1980’s.