adidas Consortium is back with another retro release this month. Teaming up with South Africa’s Shelflife, the ZX4000 receives a special makeover that evokes the craftsmanship and colorful history of Shelflife’s home country.

The adidas ZX franchise is back in full force in 2019. While last year’s ZX500 RM and the even more recent ZX4000 4D brought the ZX line back into the limelight, it is the retro versions of the originals that has all the fans chomping at the bit for their next release. This week, South African retailers. Shelflife has unveiled a new collaboration with adidas’ Consortium sector, continuing the use of the ZX line.

Shelflife’s take on the adidas ZX4000 is built to pay homage to the historic craftsmanship of the sub-Saharan country. The upper on this ZX4000 begins with a woven fabric base, mimicking traditional African weaving. This base is then layered with light grey nubuck to provide structure to the shoe, as well as protection from the elements. The medial side of the shoes is printed with an eye-catching orange Jacquard pattern. To complete the look, orange detailing can be found on the co-branded tongues and insoles, Torsion bar logo, and the cinch lacing system at the tongue.


Shelflife’s new project with adidas Consortium is scheduled to release first at the South African retailer on April 13th, 2019, followed by a global drop on April 20th. The dual-sided ZX4000 will retail for a cool $150 and release from Consortium retailers worldwide. Check out the product shots below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more adidas release news.

Shelflife x adidas Consortium ZX 4000
Release Date: April 13th, 2019
Price: $150
Style Code: G26959