Born out of a shared ardour for ahead pondering design and unrelenting innovation, this season, adidas Originals and Kawasaki be part of forces to rejoice the historical past and way forward for ZX with two distinctive takes on the ZX8000 and ZX 5K BOOST silhouettes.
An icon that wants no introduction, Kawasaki has been on the forefront of the motorbike manufacturing trade for many years. Recognized for its inimitable aesthetic method, the model’s signature sportbike model – ZX – served because the inspiration for the adidas design crew once they first launched the unique ZX500 sneaker in 1984.
Taking cues from Kawasaki’s immediately recognizable design philosophy of motorbike and shade palette, the collaborative ZX8000 sneaker incorporates a White kangaroo leather-based higher, with Kawasaki Inexperienced leather-based overlays, Blue leather-based accents, and a Kawasaki Ninja graphic on the lateral. In the meantime, the ZX 5K BOOST boasts a Black TPU overlay and eye stays, Kawasaki inexperienced accents, a semi-transparent Black ripstop vamp, and a Kawasaki Ninja brand on the toe-box.
Each sneakers are capped off with electroplated lace ideas, shoe jewelry and heel items, in addition to co-branded sock liners. Every pair then comes packaged in a customized field with a printed graphic of the most recent Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, stuffed with tissue paper bearing a printed Kawasaki motorbike sketch.
The launch of the adidas Originals and Kawasaki collaborative partnership is accompanied by an evocative marketing campaign movie which pays homage to Japanese bike tradition by taking the viewer on an sudden journey by the town’s streets.
Arriving on 14th April 2022, the collaborative ZX8000 and ZX 5K BOOST Kawasaki sneakers can be found globally (excl. China) by adidas shops, adidas.com, Confirmed, and choose retailers.
Moreover, the ZX 5K BOOST may also be obtainable straight from Kawasaki*.
* In Japan, EU, USA, Canada, Australia, Thailand