Old men in new cars: The Adidas ZX 4000
The letters ZX are synonymous with Adidas' trademark combination of footwear craftsmanship and the employment of cutting edge technology and in 1989, the ZX 4000 fit right into that philosophy. The bigger brother of the ZX 400 set benchmarks in design and performance back then: A Torsion midsole unit, an upgraded ZX lacing system and an upper that bridged the gap between 80s and 90s aesthetics like none other. Once again, Adidas brouhgt all the ingredients that make a lifestyle sneaker out of a mere running shoe.
Like Nike, The Three Stripes have been going big with various retros of 80s and 90s models in the last few years. ZX has obviously been a big part of that, as you will all probably possess one or the other iteration of the ZX 500. the 2019 ZX 4000 retro, however, is doing more than just retroing an old model, it moves an Adidas sneaker into the spotlight, that hasn't quite gotten its fair share of it, so far. Super underrated in 1989, the ZX 4000 now comes to claim its rightful place in the ZX family.
ZX 4000 @ STAB Berlin
Of course we're in on it. You can find the ZX 4000 in two colorways at STAB Berlin, in store and online. While the “Crystal White / Semi Solar Yellow / Core Black” color way is more of a nod to the OG, with its neon stripes and detailings, the “Sesame / Clear Brown / Core Black” variation is super contemporary and will match with basically any outfit you'll don this summer.