Metropolitan and adidas are back. After taking a small hiatus since their last release, the two partners are teaming up later this month to launch the “Drift Culture” ZX8000, inspired by their love of illegal Japanese drift racing.

When Metropolitan first came back on the scene in 2017, it took the skateboarding world by surprise. After shutting its doors in the late ’90s, Metropolitan had remained a legendary figure in the skateboarding world, which founder Keith Hufnagel definitely relied upon when reviving his baby just three years. Calling it him “…returning to my roots; it’s me giving back to skateboarding and keeping a brand alive.”, Metropolitan has since delivered. While regularly dropping simple capsule collections of clothing, Metropolitan also teams up with adidas’ Skateboarding division from time to time, creating capsule collections that take heavy inspiration from the world around Metro. For their latest release, titled the “Drift Culture” pack, Hufnagel and co. take inspiration from their love of Japanese drift racing, and the imported cars he and his friends used to drive in the ’90s. As a result, the flagship sneaker of this collection, adidas’ ZX8000, features a blacked-out design with accents in neon yellow and hot pink, mimicing the color of drift racers. The ZX8000 also launches alongside a set of apparel, which is highlighted by a fleece tracksuit.


The next release from vintage skate brand Metropolitan and adidas’ skateboarding division has been scheduled to release later this week, on March 21st, 2020. The special capsule collection, which includes the blacked-out ZX8000, will be available exclusively from adidas and Metropolitan. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more adidas release news.

Metropolitan x adidas Skateboarding ZX8000 “Drift Culture” 
Release Date: March 21st, 2020
Price: TBD