adidas Originals – ZX 500 + ZX 700 – March 2010
With this being the Air Jordan 1′s 25th birthday, there’s quite a bit of celebrating. With all the hoopla, you probably didn’t realize that the adidas ZX 700 is also a quarter-of-a-century old. Here’s a dope new pack of the 700 and its forebear, the adidas Originals ZX 500, both premium editions. It doesn’t get much cleaner than the tonal grey and purple ZX700s, and the 500s show you how a retro runner *should* look. Jog over to your local adidas Originals retailer and grab em while you can.
ZX 700 – Grey/Purple
The ZX 700 first made an appearance in 1985 as a high mileage runner but quickly made an equally considerable impact in the style stakes.
Arguably one of the less technical silhouettes in the ZX family, this version takes takes the simpler silhouette and drops a striking colourway that takes this into the realm of must have acquisitions. The upper is a predominantly grey suede with the use of a matching grey mesh on the toe box and behind the 3-Stripes for maximum breathability.
The traditional lacing system and ghilly system are also in matching grey while the whole upper is set off with pops of purple on the Trefoil tongue tag, heel tab and the reflective section of the toe box. The white midsole with sections of grey around the heel serves to keep the shoe in balance and finishes the shoe perfectly.