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As a technical running trainer, the adidas ZX has, for a long time, been testing ground for Adidas ZX Mens adidas’ new technologies such as the Torsion system and Soft Cell cushioning. With each new technology, the ZX became further and further engrained in adidas fans’ rotations, and more and more suited to everyday life and style. But, with such an ardent following, each new generation of the ZX series has to be updated respectfully, pulling heavy aspirations from the original ‘80s iterations.

The newest development in the Adidas ZX Shoes lineage is the ZX 2K. Described by adidas as “Sensation over logic. Celebrating comfort in whatever form it takes,” the ZX 2K incorporates a Boost sole unit for a new lease of comfort. While there are understated, retro-fuelled colorways, one of the defining features of the adidas ZX 2K range is its vivid wrap-around gradient. Seen as the innovator of the Originals family, it makes sense that the ZX 2K features a forward-thinking palette alongside new-age technology.

The new iteration will debut in two colorways: “Semi Solar Slime” and “Solar Red.” Inspired by the digital world, each pair originalswill sports a mesh upper that sees futuristic TPU accents. Hints of geometric, reflective elements are applied to the toe and heel further the theme of futurism. The TPU side stripes exhibit a satisfying gradient effect that distinguishes the new style from the initial ZX 2K Boost. Similar to the stripes, both the heel clip and the Wrapped Boost sole bring about pops of color to establish a two-toned look. A rubber outsole to match the full-length Boost midsole completes the sleek addition to the adidas ZX franchise.

Clad in an arrangement as loud as his personality, the Adidas ZX 2K Boost Beige Tone/Focus Orange BOOST-cushioned silhouette features a “Scarlet” base that sets the stage for equally-eye-catching accents elsewhere. Different animal prints – snake, zebra, leopard – complement the vibrant red scheme across the heel, midsole and along the tongue. Hits of purple enter the mix at the profile Three Stripes, as well as sockliners and “SURVIVAL IS RARE” slogan on the shoes’ rears. The current Los Angeles Rams cornerback’s football-shaped “JR” logo on the tongue rounds out the collaboration in gold foil.