adidas ZXZ Felt
ART NUMBER: G03309
MADE ON: 05/09
MADE IN: VIETNAM
This version of adidas’ ZXZ Felt is from the second instalment of the adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Collection.
Released in the summer of 2009, the Kazuki Kuraishi design features a predominantly black leather and mesh upper broken up by a faux cow fur panel. The crisp white lining continues the mainly monotone theme of the shoe, but to provide a hit of colour there is a blue heel counter. The heel and tongue pulltabs add some nice details to the silhouette and make it stand out against other ZXZs.
An unusual design element of the ZXZ is the netting on the top half of the midsole, which on this shoe is a white net on black background. The lower half of the midsole is matched to the lining with a bright white. The outsole is a combination of black, with blue details that tie in with the heel counter.
All of the details on this shoe work really work together and create a noticeable Japanese feel to it.
Text: Thor Geraldsson