Adidas has been busy this year with various announcements of new models they're releasing for the 2019 season. There is one of particular interest that has been a long time in coming. Fans of the ZX400 will be ecstatic to know that Adidas has brought back the model and they've made it available in its original colorway. For all of you who were sad to see it go, it's back as amazing as the first release. The rumors that you've been hearing are true!
A new wave of nostalgia
Adidas has been making a habit of re-releasing many of its classic colorways recently and now it's bringing back the ZX4000 in the sneaker that was such a big hit with Adidas fans in 1989. Here we are three decades later and the brand is bringing back the nostalgic shoe that amassed a large following so long ago. It is truly a blast from the past and three stripe fans have a lot to look forward to. If you're not up on the latest in Adidas' news, the ZX4000 is the inspiration for the new ZX4000 4D edition which offers an uber-futuristic aesthetic.
A first for Adidas
It's worth noting that the ZX4000 is the very first colorway that the brand has decided to bring back from 1989. This one will go down in the history books of the company. Even if you don't remember the original or weren't around when it was first released, you'll appreciate the timelessness of this classic that has a base of meshes and suedes which hold up remarkably well because the materials are all high in quality. The construction an cushioning makes this shoe ultra-comfortable yet it offers excellent support. The materials provide an amazing level of ventilation that allows enough air to circulate through to prevent overheating and perspiration. The fit is adjusted with the laces that put you in charge of the degree of snugness to give you the perfect fit.
There was a reason why these shoes were so popular in the late 1980s an early 1990s and you'll discover why. the upper features whites and soft grey colors with a nicely contrasting black overlay at the mid foot. The three stripes make wonderfully colorful accents with their yellow and blue hues and trefoil branding on the heel and tongue leaves no doubt as to the origins of the model. One of the most remarkable attributes of the Z4000 is the classic torsion technology and you see its appearance on the lower part through a Kevlar bar. This recreation of the original is precisely on point.
The revival of a classic
It's not often that a manufacturer decides to re-create a model just as it was upon its first release. The fact that Adidas was not inclined to make any changes to the retro shoe from 1989 stands as a testament of its former popularity and their sincere belief that there was no need to improve on the former perfection. We're seeing the resurgence of originals from the past making a comeback as large and successful manufacturers look back through their history and they realize that some of their past creations were so remarkable that they are worthy of bringing back just as they were the first day they were released without the need to alter them in any way. The ZX4000 is one such model.
Pricing and availability
The new 2019 re-release of the ZX4000 Adidas sneakers retails for $120 per pair. It's arriving just in time for adding to your springtime sneaker collection. If you're looking for a pair online, the style code is G27899 with the color denoted as crystal white/semi solar yellow/core black. We're not yet anticipating any stocking issues with the new re-release but you never know when retro-fever will hit among the community of Adidas enthusiasts so we recommend getting yours while the supplies hold out and while you can still get them for the manufacturer's suggested retail price. The ZX4000 can be found at a variety of retail merchants who are authorized to carry Adidas merchandise as well as on multiple online venues.
Written by Dana Hanson
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