adidas ZX 600 Sport

  • MADE ON: 04/08
  • ART.NO: 651980

Take the quality and features of the mid-80s runner and splash some fly colors on ‘em to get these dank kicks for the darker months of the year.

Released in 2008, this upgrade of the ZX 600 is built with a navy blue, suede upper. The toe box, tongue, side panels, and upper heel patch are done in “collegiate” purple. Bright yellow stripes, trefoil tongue logo, and midsole splash against the otherwise dark silhouette in an almost Batman-esque colorway.

One thing about the design of the ZX 600 Sport model which sets it apart from many releases in the modern day is the shape of the shoe. From the top of the tongue to the tip of the toe box, there isn’t a curve or bump to the outline, and it’s precisely this “rocket-like” shape that’s very reminiscent of vintage shoes from ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s.

Another feature of the these shoes is the double row of eyelets, allowing the wearer to choose where they want the shoe to grip their foot the most when tied up tightly. As well, there is a removable insole that provides the wearer with extra cushioning if they should need it.

The legacy behind this upgrade is the ZX 600′s original debut in 1985 when it brought on ample competition for the other major sneaker brands by providing a dual-density out sole, still present in the retros and re-releases of today, and especially in these ‘Sport’ upgrades.

written by Dylan Cromwell

photography by errol

shoes contributed by Chris SoleconneXion Leal