January 25, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
Coming off the decidedly darker Darth Vader edition, the adidas Originals ZX8000 is looking downright springy. The lavender accents push this one toward Easter egg status, but there’s alot of grey and black to make these pretty neutral. These are still eye-catching, though, since most of the upper is done in a super-shiny patent leather. This is one of the best colourways of an adidas classic, and should be available at select adidas Originals retailers shortly.
The ZX 8000 first appeared in 1989 as a lightweight running model with superior cushioning and a range of more technical elements than previous members of the ZX family. This version introduces a suede and patent leather combination to the upper in a grey and purple colourway for a clean and stylish result.
The toe box and elements of the side panel are constructed in a fine grained, premium suede while the toe bumper and lace stays join up in patent grey with matching grey on the ghilly lacing system. The Puralite midsole is a colour-blocked purple with small elements of grey, and works extremely well with the matching upper albeit in different materials. An up-to-date, fashionable interpretation of one of the most iconic runners in the adidas catalogue.