As part of the launch of the new Adidas Consortium ZX 10000C comes a reworked colorway from Berlin streetwear originators, Overkill. Following hot on the heels of the first Overkill ZX 10000C, which was exclusive to Overkill stores, this new take trades in the bright colors of its predecessor for a moodier, 90s videogaming-inspired.
SS19 has already seen the release of a special ZX 10000C model designed by and exclusive to Overkill stores. For that model , Overkill co-owner Marc Leuschner applied splashes of bright colour to the uppers and midsoles to craft an eye-catching homage to a number of his favourite ZXs from the original ’84-’91 releases.
The second ZX 10000C Overkill, available via adidas Consortium partners worldwide, offers up a completely different take on the shoe. The vibrant panels of bright color are nowhere to be seen, replaced instead by a moodier combination of greys, magenta and blue. The result is a palette that calls to mind the gaming consoles that began to emerge around the same time as the original Adidas ZX line.
The ZX 10000C Overkill features a diverse blend of natural and technical fabrications include mesh underlays and webbed Three Stripes, alongside premium suede overlays and reinforced TPU on the ghilly and heel. The shoe also features a Torsion bar, the thermoplastic arch support that has been a mainstay in high-performance adidas footwear since its introduction in 1988. For the new ZX 10000C upon which this Overkill model is based, the Consortium team sat down with original ZX designer Jacques Chassaing to ensure they captured the qualities of the Torsion system in a shoe that feels not only reverent to the past but suited to contemporary performance .
Adidas Consortium x Overkill will be available for purchase for $160 on April 13, 2019.