May 15, 2013
The Adidas Japan pack continues to shape up very nicely with this new take on a classic from the ZX series, the Adidas x Mita ZX 8000, produced in collaboration with Japanese footwear retailer Mita sneakers.
Inspired by a time towards the end of the last century when the Adidas ZX series not only dominated the running track but also the street, particularly the EQT series which is still regarded as one of the best Adidas has ever produced.
Particularly popular in the Hip Hop community Adidas at this time specialised in a style of clean and on point colourways that best utilised the panelled design of the shoes in the ZX series and made it a staple for youth of Japan in the early 90’s.
Drawing on these original designs, Mita have created their own super clean take on the ZX 8000. Its mesh, suede and leather uppers feature an effortless white, green and grey colourway with black detailing.
In a final reference to the Japanese youth culture that made it such an icon, the printed insole features a combination of Mita’s signature chain link design backed by a selection of vinyl records.
Mita’s clean and simple take on this iconic silhouette from Adidas launches today at select retailers worldwide.