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.
'Z' is for...? There's not a specific reference attached to the letter Z; it represents the unknown and beyond that comes at the end of the alphabet. This concept is expressed with the co-brand hybrid design first seen on the Instapump Fury Boost. This time around, the revolutionary, experimental split midsole, laceless upper, and radical geometric overlay designed is applied to the legendary ZX 8000, fusing the pinnacle of innovative performance design from two different eras into a single silhouette.
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