adidas’ relationship with their Consortium-level accounts has led to some interesting collaborations in recent years, all with unique storytelling. This month, the team returns to London, where END. Clothing has cooked up a pottery-inspired take on the ZX 9000.

adidas’ ZX franchise has exploded in popularity in the past several years, bringing the retro series of footwear back into the limelight for a well-deserved round of retro releases and new exciting collaborations. This week, the adidas Originals team has tapped London-based menswear retailer END. Clothing to deliver their take on the classic ZX 9000, the last from the original ’80s run of sneakers. For their inspiration, the END. team took a closer look at ornamental pottery, decorating the ZX in colors that represent every stage of its’ creation, from clay to the kiln. The look begins with a dusty baby blue hue for the ZX 9000’s mesh base layer, representing traditional colored dyes used in the post-baking painting process, while suede overlays in grey and white provide a clean backdrop. Light brown tones on the stripes and medial paneling represents the clay after its been baked, while a terracotta brown sole evokes the color of raw clay. Pottery-inspired END. logos are added to each tongue, while a neon green END.-branded lace lock completes the look. 


The latest project from London’s END Clothing and adidas Originals is scheduled to release later this week, on May 23rd, 2020, and you can enter the draw now. Inspired by the journey from clay to decorative pottery, this ZX 9000 comes with a price tag of $120 and will be an END. exclusive. Check out END’s promotional imagery below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more adidas release news. 

END. Clothing x adidas ZX 9000 “Kiln” 
Release Date: May 23rd, 2020
Price: $120
Color: Dust Blue/Sand/Light Brown
Style Code: FW5022