For the 20th letter of the alphabet in the A-ZX series, adidas is drawing inspiration from the Torsion bar found on the outsole of all adidas ZX shoes, amongst other models. Originally a running shoe in the ’80s, now considered more of a streetwear shoe, the ZX 5000 has a rich background of heritage.
The adidas ZX 5000 “Torsion” pays tribute to the iconic Torsion bar with a bright yellow color scheme. The shoes are also constructed with Kevlar material, the same material used on the original Torsion bar. This Torsion system acts as a flexible bridge between the heel and forefoot, allowing for the sole unit to move freely as one unit. The distinctive yellow colorway is contrasted with black outsoles, laces, tongue label, and heel cage. The reimagined ZX 5000 also features “Torsion” and the model number embroidered into the tongue label.
The adidas ZX 5000 “Torsion” releases on January 22nd via adidas.com/a-zx (9 am CST) and via select retailers.
adidas ZX 5000 “Torsion”
Color: Bright Yellow/Bright Yellow/Shock Cyan
Style Code: FZ4645
Release Date: January 22, 2021
Price: $140 USD