For the newest installment of their A-ZX series, adidas Originals is teaming up with legendary NYC graffiti crew IRAK for two ZX 8000s that celebrate the culture of downtown New York.

IRAK originally released a duo of RMX EQT Support Runners with adidas in 2007 and 2008, and the original collaborations seemed suitably bright for the streetwear scene at the time. However, 2020’s IRAK x adidas shoes retain this bright playfulness to no less effect, and the shoes’ colorways are timelessly eye-catching and exciting.

The first features a light grey upper with black paneling and solar red accents on the midsole, heel, laces, and sockliner. The model also features slime-green hits on the Three Stripes and toebox, and small blue accents near the laces tie the model together. The shoe also features (just like the original collaboration) IRAK 2020 branding on the toebox. The other branding on the shoe reveals quite possibly the collection’s greatest secret; both shoes are made with a GORE-TEX upper that’s guaranteed to keep your feet both vented and dry.

The second pair takes a darker, almost Halloween-esque approach, and uses burnt orange suede at the toebox, bone-greys on the Three Stripes and eyestays, and purple on the tongue all atop a jet-black upper. The model is tied together with slime green laces, and similar embossed IRAK and GORE-TEX branding on the toebox and midfoot.

Both IRAK x adidas Originals ZX 8000s launch on September 4th worldwide. The first pair is available exclusively via the adidas A-ZX site, while the second will hit Consortium retailers globally. You can check out photos of both models down below.

IRAK x adidas ZX 8000 GTX
Style Code: FX0371
Release Date: September 4th, 2020

IRAK x adidas ZX 8000 GTX
Style Code: FX0372
Release Date: September 4th, 2020


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