Though they have gotten increasingly popular in the last couple of years, brands and local retailers have been collaborating as long as we can remember. Back in 2008, Boston-based shop, Bodega, reached deep into the adidas archives for a unique take on the ZX 8000. For those unfamiliar with the silhouette, the ZX 8000 was originally introduced back in 1989 and has been re-released quite a few times since then. Fans of the model include those that ar truly runners, as the shoe was one of the premier running shoes when it was originally launched. Released for both men and women, the adidas ZX 8000 has stood the test of time and the OG colorway still stands strong, even in today’s market of crazy colors.
Bodega x adidas ZX 8000 uploaded by mar10lenon
For the 2008 release of the Bodega x adidas ZX 8000, the shop took inspiration from a running mecca, Boston. Home to the Boston Marathon, Bodega had a lot of history to bank on when deciding on the color palette for the shoe. Premium black textured leather expands from toe to heel, while grey ripstop nylon details the inlays. Bright red suede finds its way in several place, including the liner, toe, and side branding, leaving the white laces juxtaposed against the military green tongue. A white midsole finds itself relieved by a red outsole, and small details like metal lace tips, animal print heel, a reflective heel tab, and custom lace tags that display a not so friendly hand gesture complete the design.
If released today, the Bodega x adidas ZX 8000 would surely garner much more attention. For those that love the shoe game and the adidas ZX 8000, this was a refreshing look at the decades old silhouette.