The ZX 5000 looks back to 1989 when the sneaker first released. Its suede and mesh upper is colored in white, orange, and black tones taken from size?’s branding, yet while this colorway is new it manages to look as if its an original ’80s pair. size? does this by tinting the Torsion-equipped sole unit a vintage shade of yellow to give the sneakers a pre-aged aesthetic.
Elsewhere on the ZX 5000, you’ll find the signature size? question mark logo on the heel in orange, as well as black-and-orange adidas Trefoil tongue tags, and ZX 5000-branding on the mid-panel — a first for the silhouette.
size? delivers an even more considered ZX 10000C. This silhouette is packed with overlapping panels, dipping and flowing between mesh and suede, and so size? has added a black, gray, and orange color palette to accentuate this. Like the accompanying pair, the ZX 10000C also sports a pre-aged Torsion-equipped sole unit and the retailer’s emblem on the rear.
The ZX 10000C features a Torsion motif on the mid-panel highlighted in orange, and sees its Three Stripes, lace dubraes, and tongue tag branding also get a hit of orange. Rounding out this pair is the 3M detailing on the toe box, which is a staple component of the Jacques Chassaing-designed sneaker. Lastly, both pairs receive co-branded lace-tips and footbeds, further celebrating size?’s 20th anniversary.
The size? x adidas Originals ZX 5000 and ZX 10000C will drop in size? stores on October 2 and on the size? launches app soon. Pricing will be between £100 GBP and £105 GBP (approx. $127 — $134 USD).
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