Berlin-based boutique Overkill and adidas Originals have teamed up for a two-shoe adidas ZX8000 pack dubbed “No Walls Needed,” nodding to the 30-year anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s destruction. The reunion of Germany’s capital city is a joyous moment in history, and the collaborative partners are celebrating the feeling of unity it brought by packing both designs full of meaningful details and two-sided styles.
The first pair equips a Gucci-esque mixture of red and green tones on the lateral side, and an adidas EQT-style combo of purple and blue accents on the medial side. Even the midsole is dual-toned, splitting space between a vibrant neon and a classic grey. All the bright accents are held together by a simple grey and cream mesh/suede base.
The second pair is two-tone as well, but uses different colors for its embellishments. The lateral showcases black and grey accents, as well as a vibrant blue midsole. The medial half then goes full summer on its upper with volt and hot pink pops, cooled down with a grey midsole. Special packaging finalizes the offerings.
Much like Overkill’s ZX10000C “I Can If I Want” pack, the shoes can be mixed and matched to the wearer’s preference. Each offers a different symbol on its heel, representing the pack’s four guiding principles of equality, individuality, freedom and unity. Combined, they hammer home the moniker — and the message — behind the product: that no walls are needed.
The Overkill x adidas Originals ZX 8000 “No Walls Needed” pack will release exclusively in Overkill’s Berlin location on November 2, and is limited to 1989 pairs. Retail is set at €260 EUR (approx. $288 USD). Each customer who purchases a pair at the in-store event will also receive €100 EUR “welcome money,” a nod to the cash gift given by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to visitors from the German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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