Quarter of a century after the introduction of the original ZX8000, the people with the Three Stripes are hitting us all with the ADIDAS ORIGINALS ZX FLUX line: a stripped-back set of carefully-constructed shoes that are going to push the boundaries a little more than you might expect. Looking through the preview images, there is something here for everyone: bold, bright patterns, solid downtempo blocking, reworked classics… it’s all here – and, most importantly, it’s looking really strong.
We’ll have more details on the full range as information becomes available, but in the meantime, we’ve syphoned off the best shots we’ve found from the PR kit to give you a little heads-up on what’s coming. The uppers feature a lightweight, one-piece material base, which has been adorned with a variety of different designs.
The ADIDAS ORIGINALS ZX FLUX BLACK ELEMENTS PACK is, as you may expect, reaching towards the darker end of the spectrum. Two solid black shoes and a lightning/electricity design make up the three shoes in this set, which is due to start dropping at the beginning of FEBRUARY 2014.
Next up, we’ve got the ADIDAS ORIGINALS ZX FLUX PHOTO PRINT PACK, which will have you reaching for the sunglasses in a good way: one of these pairs is pretty lurid and bound to turn a few heads this spring! The other two shoes in this set have renditions of a test card design and a seascape, which makes for pretty interesting footwear. This trio is due in APRIL 2014.
Also for APRIL 2014, we’ve got the ADIDAS ORIGINALS ZX FLUX WEAVE PACK, using a nice woven style application to the main part of the upper area. Two light colours and a tasty dark green with orange laces completes this set. Then, to round off, there’s the ADIDAS ORIGINALS ZX FLUX BASE PACK, with three solid tonal colours and three bright (almost fluorescent) colours with black stripes and heel sections and white midsoles.
As well as all of these, we’ve seen some very interesting images floating around of the original ZX 8000 colourway printed onto the Flux uppers (we’re told these are limited to only 100 pairs) and plenty of other colour combinations. It’s early days yet, but 2014 could easily become the Year of the Flux…
The first part of the ADIDAS ORIGINALS ZX FLUX range – the BLACK ELEMENTS PACK – is scheduled to start dropping on SATURDAY 1.2.14 and the full, confirmed list of UK stockists can be found via the link-through below.