After the initial release of the ‘Black Elements’ pack a short while ago, adidas are set to roll out their new ZX Flux this weekend in a trio of packs, the first of which being this ‘Base’ collection.
The ZX Flux is the first new shoe to really grab my attention in some time. I love my classics and it takes a lot to sway me on to a new way of thinking, but there’s something about the Flux that really has me. The shoe itself is based on the brand’s legendary ZX 8000, honouring the shoe’s 25th anniversary with a new, streamlined silhouette. The primary elements of the ZX 8000 remain in the heel cage, Torsion sole and iconic three stripes, but the rest has been completely stripped away creating a completely fresh and contemporary evolution of the ZX range.
It’s been billed by some as adidas’ alternative to Nike’s Roshe Run, but for me that’s really clutching at straws for the sake of it and in my honest opinion, the Flux is a lot better.
The Base Pack is made up of three ‘neon’ colourways (Solar Yellow, Solar Blue and Solar Red) and three more neutral tones (Core Black, Light Granite and Dark Blue). It was easy for me to pick my two highlights – Black/White is the go two option with just a little bit of pop from the yellow lace lock and Torsion bar underneath, and the above Solar Yellow model takes care of my more adventurous side in a colourway I’m always drawn to.
The adidas Originals ZX Flux ‘Base’ Pack releases tomorrow, March 29th at adidas and select stockists nationwide at a more than reasonable £67. Take a look at all six styles below as well as a video of sneaker legend Kish Kash sharing his thoughts on the Flux. You can also enter to win yourself a pair in the ZX Stories competition here.