2020’s Olympic Games in Tokyo may have been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, but Olympic-themed product is rolling out nonetheless and adidas has dropped a three-pack of Games-inspired styles. Consisting of the ZX8000, ZX Torsion and NMD R1, this adidas Originals assemblage pays homage to international athletic competition with bright colors, podium-worthy embellishments and clever details.
Recurring motifs throughout the offerings arrive by way of a Trefoil logo that’s been artfully altered into an Olympic torch-style graphic, five-color accents drawing from the Olympic rings and pops of metallic leather that directly nod to gold and silver medals. However, each silhouette applies these designs in a unique fashion.
The ZX Torsion uses a black base with white contrast stitching, a vibrant ring-adjacent quintet of colors on the heel and an optional second set of laces. Gold and silver details hit the midsole and heel as well. On the other end of the spectrum, the ZX8000 seems mostly USA-themed at first glance, thanks to a white base embellished with navy and red. Metallic gold hits appear on the tongue and forefoot, but the signature detail is hidden: Olympic ring colors are spread across the insoles. Finally, the NMD R1 keeps things almost completely black, save for silver midsole bricks and a five-color heel tab. There’s also a women’s-exclusive Falcon.
All three styles are available now at retailers like atmos, with the ZX Torsion priced at ¥15,000 JPY (approximately $140 USD), the ZX800 at ¥14,000 JPY (approximately $131 USD), and the NMD R1 at ¥16,000 JPY (approximately $150 USD).