The adidas Consortium “Communitas” project continues this month, this time teaming up the Three Stripes with London’s Footpatrol. Using the ZX Torsion as their canvas, the boutique retailer takes inspiration from the Ebony Steel Band for their latest release.

The return of adidas’ ZX family, as well as the reappearance of the Torsion bar, have brought about quite a lot of nostalgia for many fans of the Three Stripes. As a part of the return, adidas combined the ZX4000 silhouette with their most advanced midsole cushioning available, Carbon’s 4D technology. Now, the Three Stripes is taking a small step backward, adding their ultra-responsive Boost cushioning to the ZX line.

Now, the ZX Torsion is going on tour, making its first stop in London later this week for the next installment of adidas Communitas with Footpatrol. The new release is inspired by the Ebony Steel Band, a steel pan band at the centerpiece of Notting Hill Carnival. The ZX Torsion is first constructed from a white mesh base, layered with grey and white suede overlays for support and comfort. Neon green accents adorn the Stripes, laces, and outsole, while small hits in black add depth to the design.


The next release in adidas’ ongoing Communitas’ project, this time partnering them with London’s Footpatrol, will be available for pre-launch via Footpatrol coming soon, followed by a release at global Consortium retailers on October 11th, 2019. The limited-edition take on the new ZX Torsion will likely retail above the silhouette’s current $140 standard. Check out the product shots below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more adidas Consortium release news.