In conjunction with the Crepe City 10 event, the good folks over at Adidas Originals set-up a really unique exhibition just around the corner from Truman Brewery on Dray’s Walk. If you didn’t swing by and check it out then you really did miss out, but luckily, I swung by and took some shots for you all to check out.
Adidas are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ZX8000 which was first introduced in 1989 and featured continually throughout the 90’s, but they’ve switched things up this year and created the ZX Flux.
However, before we get into the ZX Flux, why not take a look at the evolution of the Adidas ZX range?
If you were lucky enough to be one of the few invited to the ZX Flux event on the Thursday night prior to Crepe City 10, then you’d of been lucky enough to hear the man of all things three stripes, Robert Brooks, talking you through the evolution.
There truly were some absolutely amazing pairs of Adidas ZX on show and if you like your Adidas then I’m sure you will agree. It was a privilege to be able to view these in person so big shout to Brooksy for bringing them along!
The epitome was the Adidas ZX series was the last on show and sat side-by-side with it’s revolutionary new ZX Flux version limited to only 100 pairs, which really is a tremendous sight.
The ZX Flux introduces a clean and simple silhouette, which is specifically made to focus on performance. The model pushes boundaries with it’s streamlined construction with form fitting one-piece upper and heel cage for support.
The full Spring/Summer 14 collection was on show at the pop-up store so be sure to check out the following images.
There are already numerous colourways available of the ZX Flux and they’re nothing short of great, particularly the multicolour prism from the ZX Flux Photo Pack which has gotten everyone a little excited.
The image above shows just three of the colourways available already of the ZX Flux and gives you a taster of what sort of designs are possible on this shoe. We reckon Adidas should let their imaginations run wild!
As well as the Photo Pack, Adidas are also offering up the ZX Flux Weave Pack and other colourways with this weave style upper. Some may think these are similar to a Roshe Run, which may be true, but we have to say, these are a cut above. The weave on the Flux is a lot thicker than the Roshe, but they’re still amazingly light.
If you’re unsure of the ZX Flux with the graphics, then be sure to try on a pair of the woven style and you might just go home with a pair.
There were two ZX Flux that we saw a lot of over the course of CC on Saturday, the F&F ‘never to be sold’ purple weave, and also the purple consortium pair. As you can see, there isn’t a great deal of difference between the two, but the consortium pair features an orange outsole, white heel cage and also a numbered lace lock.
The super talented Josh Parkin was also on hand to do some illustrations, and if you haven’t already checked out his unique style of work, you’re missing out big.
You can find him over on instagram @joshparkyart, he’s also doing some commissions if you’re looking for a personal piece!
Be sure to grab a pair of ZX Flux and keep your eye out for the next drop as the first lot flew out the door FAST!
Thanks again to Adidas for supporting the Crepe City event and everyone who was involved in setting up the ZX Flux installation, it was superb.