The adidas Consortium AZX Collaboration Project has been one of the most talked about collaboration projects as of late, part of it could be the fact that adidas was able to round up 26 different Consortium retailers from all different parts of the world to collaborate on an adidas ZX model. The first 8 shoes to be released will include ACU (CLOT), Bodega, Colette, D-Mop, Limited Editions, Foot Patrol, Good Foot, and HUF.
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ACU ZX 800 – ACU’s capital ‘A’ take on the ZX 800 shape works with the shoe’s sleek curves but adds an appropriately Chinese colour blend of a bold red and yellow, plus extra traditional elements via: the patterned silky material on the upper and tongue that works effectively alongside the suede panelling. Replacing the reflective panels on the forefoot with a unique choice of lenticular imagery that depicts the store’s logo, the package is completed by a coordinating patterned drawstring bag and wooden lace jewel. Sport meets cultural heritage with added innovation.
BODEGA ZX 8000 – A running classic with added Boston attitude, Bodega take ‘B’ to celebrate the adidas brand’s regional history and dominance by reworking the ZX 8000. Blending subtle colours with bolder shades and adding effective use of texture, army green ripstop style fabric merges with bright red suede and black textured premium leather, work alongside soft nubuck, set atop an off-white midsole Carrying the store’s passion for the shoe down to the minute details, the reflective tab on the heel, subtle use of local hand signals depicted on the tongue and metal tipped laces means a makeover with across-the-board appeal far beyond the regional inspiration.
COLETTE ZX 300 – Cutting edge’s style’s dictionary definition, Parisian boutique Colette’s letter allocation sees them embellishing the upper of the ZX 300 – a clean silhouette, with words beginning with ‘C’ and the relevant explanations. A literal approach to the project pays dividends. Black and white is the perfect colour combination and the chosen shoe makes for a versatile, wearable release that carries the essence of Colette’s continued success, blending the abstract with stark simplicity. Look out for Circus, Chance, Cinderella, Cavia:r, Complex and Confession. Cool.
D-MOP ZX 500 – D-Mop’s diverse approach to fashion literally shines through as they make up the ‘D’ of the A to ZX, with the Hong Kong store choosing a ZX 500 for this futuristic take on an 80’s icon. Grey suede with a silver reptilian print applied next to a silver premium leather makes for an eyecatching version of a familiar running design. Metallic down to the insole, tradition is applied via: the unexpected, but aesthetically pleasing dose of yellow and red on the outsole. Given the appealing single colour upper, it’s open to a number of different looks via: the numerous coloured laces offered as part of the package. Unique and bold, this is a completely new look for a pioneering adidas creation.