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Brand: adidas Originals
Model: ZX 8000
Key Features: The ZX 8000 is updated with a zesty yellow and green upper inspired by a glass of frozen lemonade. Details pointing to the beverage of inspiration come through on the tongue label and lace jewels, and a recipe for frozen lemonade is printed on the footbed.
Release Date: January 29
Buy: adidas.com, OVERKILL, BSTN, 43einhalb, Asphaltgold, and Solebox
Editor’s Notes: Summer may still a few months off, but the optimists at adidas are giving us a sweet reminder of the good things to come once the temperatures climb with the ZX 8000 “Frozen Lemonade”.
The latest drop in adidas’ A-ZX series, this summery take on the retro runner is an ode to the refreshing beverage as well as to the popular ZX colorway, “Citrus”, which has been revisited a number of times since it first appeared in the late 80s.
The citrusy colorway features a mixed-material upper boasting various shades of yellow complemented by mint green and white accents. When it comes to beverage-inspired details, adidas has gone all out. There are translucent, ice-like rubber lace jewels, ice-cube printed sock-liners, and custom “Frozen Lemonade” tongue tabs where the zeros of ZX 8000 have switched out for lemons.
Finally, to tie it all together, a frozen lemonade recipe is printed on the footbed because, after all, what’s the point in wearing lemonade-inspired kicks if you can’t be sipping on an ice-cool glass of it too?
This release is part of adidas’ A-ZX program, a series of 26 ZX sneakers dropping throughout 2020-21. To see what’s dropped so far and what’s coming next, head here.