Back in 2008, adidas debuted the original A-ZX series. The project pushed the boundaries of what the evolving field of special release product could achieve, with a comprehensive trip through the legendary range of ZX running shoes that paired a collaborative partner with the corresponding letter of the alphabet. (Incidentally, the ‘B’ in the original A-ZX was represented by a fondly remembered Bodega ZX 8000.)
A-ZX makes a triumphant return, with another deep dive into the ZX archive. This time around, instead of collaborative partners, each letter of the alphabet represents a different, conceptual tribute to the high tech running footwear that represented the era’s pinnacle of athletic performance.
'E' is for Evolution. This previously unreleased, archival prototype marks a pivotal moment in three stripes history, As the 1980s came to a close, adidas assigned the classic trefoil logo to heritage products, while performance athletic gear was housed under the new Equipment range, and its triangular block stripe logo. The ZX 0000 was intended to be the final entry in the legendary -000 series, serving as a bridge between ZX and EQT. The ZX 0000 is a one to one recreation of this 'lost' silhouette, available to the public for the first time.