For those that have not had any luck with the raffles at all, presenting the adidas Originals ZX FLUX ADV X. It looks a lot like the Yeezy Boost 350!
Of all the sneakers the adidas Originals line doles out, I am a massive fan of the Tubular series. I love the Runner X and the Doom variants and they get a fair bit of wear in my rotation. When the ZX FLUX launched, I quite liked the colorways on them but was not a big fan of their Torsion outsole. But they eventually did that entire ADV Asymmetrical line, I was a convert. I liked what they did with the sneaker. And then, just a couple of months ago, adidas Originals launched the ADV X in high quality suede!
The design on this sneaker is futuristic in its minimalism. The stripped down sneaker has clearly taken cues from the coveted Yeezy Boost 350. The one piece suede upper, the moulded neoprene heel with the suede contrasting pull tab and the inner wraparound tongue are brilliant touches to this sneaker. Also the rope laces integrated to the upper is the closest any sneaker has come in resemblance, with the Yeezy Boost 350.
The insides of the heel have the design/version number of the sneaker, similar to what we saw on the NMD City Sock.
And these design cues from the Yeezy series being shared with other adidas Originals silhouettes is a well thought of decision. The brand is taking design elements from the popular Kanye range and integrating them with their flagship sneakers to make it accessible to the wider population. Needless to say, affordable as well. If these kicks had a boost outer sole, I guess it would seal the deal for me and I would perhaps never look at trying my luck (yet again) at the raffle. But then, I am pretty sure, the hype would get the better of me.
The ADV X sneaker is light and the suede is smooth to the touch. I tried slipping on the sneaker with a pair of socks but kind of struggled with it. I then took off the socks and slipped my feet in and found it a lot easier. It perhaps is because of the suede in the sneaker that it works best as a moccasin than with proper socks. Perhaps one of them concealed socks would slide in easy. The ride is comfortable and pretty basic, with the primary focus being on grip with the torsion outsole. I would not run in them, though.
Unlike the Yeezy Boost, these sneakers run true to size. They also come in an all white colorway which is quite slick but the grey featured in these images caught my attention and is my favourite. I absolutely love how the materials come together on this pair. And the contrasting colors on the heel don’t really pop but are evident in their subtlety.
I teamed the sneaker with a pair of linen joggers from Mr Button that I had tailored to end above the ankle. And the longline shirt which has a panel construction across the chest (also from Mr Button) that is all minimal and yet has a subtle contrast to it. I am increasingly falling in love with subtle color contrasts in my every day style and I think this outfit brings it all together well.
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The adidas Originals ZX Flux ADV X can be picked up at flagship stores or online.