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Originally designed as a high mileage training shoe, the ZX 500 released in 1984 and featured a combination of Nylon mesh with suede reinforcements, serving to minimize the weight and maximize the breathability of the shoe. The streamlined silhouette and clean lines of the ZX 500 means that it has remained a favorite amongst sneaker aficionados since it first dropped and striking makeups of the shoe still regularly appear more than 25 years after it appeared. This version is no exception, featuring a predominantly white upper with pops of Spearmint green and grey, a simple colorway that is further accentuated by thinking through the use of materials on the upper. The toe box is in white mesh surrounded with white leather that is also used with perforations on the heel of the shoe. The soft grey suede used on the lace stays matches sections of the midsole as does the associated black ghilly lacing system. The shoe is finished with the Trefoil tongue tag, heel tab with Trefoil and the ubiquitous 3-Stripes all in a cooling Spearmint green that sets off the grey and white perfectly.