Overkill Unveil Mix-and-Match adidas ZX8000 “No Walls Needed” Pack for Berlin Wall-Fall’s 30th Anniversary
For a generation, not only did the Berlin Wall divide an iconic city, but it divided a whole nation. In 1989, it finally came crashing down, creating a better Berlin, a better Germany, and ultimately, a better world. Today, adidas Originals celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall by debuting this Overkill x adidas ZX8000 “No Walls Needed” pack.
Championing 30 years without walls, adidas Originals is releasing two pairs of ZX8000 shoes in one specially-designed Berlin Wall box. Bringing this important moment to life in a contemporary context, the addition of a second pair of shoes poignantly recalls the payment of 100 deutschemark ‘Begrüßungsgeld’ – or, “welcome money” – from the government of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) to visitors from the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) after the fall of the wall.
Each of the four shoes features a different aesthetic update to the local-favorite ZX8000 silhouette, allowing the wearer to mix and match. Marked with four unique symbols, one for each heel, the design pays homage to crucial themes of EQUALITY, INDIVIDUALITY, FREEDOM, and UNITY.
Constructed with synthetic suedes and shiny uppers in distinct colorways, each shoe in the ZX 8000 ‘No Walls Needed’ pack is finished off with a rigid heel counter, print detailings and laces, accompanying lace jewels, and torsion supported midsoles. A lot to take in, but the message is clear: Double the shoes. Double the freedom. Double the love.
The ZX8000 “No Walls Needed” pack is fittingly limited to 1989 pairs, and pre-launches at Overkill on November 2nd. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall every customer of this pack will get 100 Euro “Welcome Money” at the instore release event.
Overkilll x adidas ZX8000 “No Walls Needed”
Release Date: November 2nd, 2019