The adidas ZX 8000 “Aqua” has remained one of the most sought-after Three Stripes sneakers several decades after its launch in the ’80s. This week, adidas is giving collectors and fans around the world another chance to grab a pair of the legendary shoe.

The adidas ZX franchise is vast, and contains several dozen different silhouettes from the original 1980s run, spread out amongst hundreds of colorways. Despite the sheer mass of footwear, the entire ZX line is almost always boiled down to just one pair: the ZX 8000 “Aqua”. Considered the pinnacle of ZX sneakers by many, the 8000 was already a beloved model thanks to its style and ease of wear, but the unique blocking and tones of the now-legendary “Aqua” color scheme cemented it as the quintessential ZX shoe. Over the years, adidas has rehashed the beloved pair several times and in numerous forms, all of which consistently sell out, and turn a fair profit in resale markets. This month, however, adidas aims to rectify that issue, with the release of the “sun-faded” version of the Aqua ZX 8000, this time producing pairs on a much larger scale to that anyone looking for the legendary shoe can find it directly from the adidas website, stating on the product page “One of the most sought after shoes in the ZX series no longer has to take you down internet rabbit holes. It’s here. In front of you. These adidas ZX 8000 shoes are collectibles for a reason. But you already knew that.”


adidas Originals’ latest of the classic ZX 8000 “Aqua” color scheme launched earlier today, April 1st, 2021, and is still readily available directly from the brand’s website, as they planned. Meant to give everyone a chance at one of the most sought-after ZX sneakers, this pair comes with a price tag of $140. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more adidas release news.

adidas ZX 8000 “Light Blue”
Release Date: April 1st, 2021
Price: $140
Color: Light Blue/Shock Yellow-Sand
Style Code: FY7686