Original Story (09/09/21): Over the last 10 years, 43einhalb has served the people of Germany, honing its base around Hesse’s community. adidas has taken note of this presence, helping the streetwear and sneaker boutique celebrate its 10th anniversary with a collaboration on the ZX 10000.
The layers of the adidas ZX 10000 provide plenty of playing ground for a design reflecting the creative journey, making the silhouette a perfect choice for this project. Inspired by the geographical landscape of Germany, the “Joint Path” ZX 10000 comes dressed in dark grey, representing Frankfurt’s urban scenery. The grey is then broken up by earth and citrus tones drawn from beach and sunrise color schemes. Hits of blue and green also take shape for the rivers, seas, forests and fields found throughout the country.
Great ideas come when least expected, as was the case with the Joint Path logo. Brainstormed on a napkin, the logo combines adidas’ Trefoil with the fleur-de-lis of Fulda. This logo is found on the orange tongue tag. A stitched “43” also takes its place on the heel. The name of the shoe reflects the motto: “In the end, it’s about friends who’ve joined your path.”
Check out the campaign images for the 43einhalb x adidas ZX 10000 “Joint Path” below. These will be launching globally on the 43einhalb website very soon. Expect release info to arrive in the coming days.
43einhalb x adidas ZX 10000 “Joint Path”
Color: Clear Brown/Off White/Core Black
Style Code: GY5108
Release Date: September 18, 2021
Price: €139.95 EUR
Update (09/10/21): As part of the “Joint Path” philosophy, 43einhalb has teamed up with a few of their friends to create goodies that you can win with raffle entry/purchase of the ZX 10000 shoes. These goodies include a 43einhalb surf poncho, Kai Pflaume nut mix, PANGEA camera strap, Fynn Kliemann beanie, JD Performance water bottle, Dead Stock Sneakerblog skate deck, ESKEI83 vinyl, and sneakerb0b collectible panda. The raffle goes live on Saturday, September 11th at 10am local German time and closes on September 18th. See here for more info.
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