Fresh off its 30th-anniversary celebration of Torsion tech, adidas will be taking their revered lineage into its fourth decade with another trip down memory lane. Across 2021 and 2021, the brand is revisiting its A-ZX concept, a project from 2008-09 that enlisted a wide range of global partners to put their touch of a bevy of 26 lettered ZX releases (see the table below). The reimagined collection for was kicked off last week with the letter R — for retro — with a reissue of the OG ZX 1000C, and having just unveiled the letters J (Juventus), H (Hey Tea) and B (BAPE & Undefeated), it’s now time for the letter N; the National Park Foundation x adidas ZX 5000 “Joshua Tree”
Here, adidas has fittingly fitted the silhouette with an outdoor-inspired aesthetic, with rugged Codura ripstop fabrications and a very ACG-like palette. The former arrives tinted in muted purples, whilst leather and suede overlays boast a blush pink. Suedes at the heel and toe take on a burnt yellow hue, which again features on the peach Three Stripe piping and laces. Extra additions include utilitarian pulls on the medial ankle and heel — the latter branded with NP Foundation insignia — and removable Velcro tongues featuring the famous Californian reserve. Completing the design is a special set of co-branded graphic insoles that depict the widespread parklands.
Official looks at the pair have already surfaced, indicating a very close release, though a date is yet to be confirmed by adidas. Until then, enjoy a detailed look at the National Park Foundation x adidas ZX 5000 “Joshua Tree” here below, and be sure to keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates on its release.Update 08.14.20 adidas has now confirmed the release of the National Park Foundation x adidas ZX 5000 “Joshua Tree” for August 21st. Pairs will be landing right here on adidas.com at 3 am ET for $130.
National Park Foundation x adidas ZX 5000 “Joshua Tree”
Style Code: FY5167
Color: Vapour Pink/Easy Orange-Tech Purple
Release Date: August 21st, 2020