The good folks over at adidas, as well as the Hurricanes from the University of Miami, are ready for game day. Today the two are back at it, offering a look at their latest collaborative design. Today the brand with the three stripes is back, tapping the University of Miami for a fitting rework of the ZX 5000. The adidas Originals ZX 5000 originally made their debut back in 1989.
They were designed for serious runners and casuals alike, boasting a Kevlar torsion system and a massive external heel cage. This particular collaboration serves as a homage to the ZX 5000, the Miami Hurricanes, and the University of Miami’s heritage. The sneakers come rocking elements that have been reworked using the school’s sporting colorway. Throughout, we find unique details such as an electroplated TPU heel counter, which is seen in orange and green.
The Three Stripes branding appears in white while shadowing reminiscent of the OG ZX 5000 makes a nice touch. The sneakers feature an upper crafted from white patent leather and ballistic nylon, adding to its charm and allure. Elsewhere we find co-branded lace jewels, sock liners, and tongue tabs. The sneakers are then finished off by a contrasting gold-chrome electroplated Torsion bar, which is embedded into the outsole.
The University of Miami’s adidas Originals ZX 5000 is set to drop on November 6th at select retailers such as Overkill, and of course, adidas. Take a closer look at these clean, crisp, colorful sneakers in the images and pick up yours soon. While you’re at it, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for all the best new footwear coming soon.
Photos via adidas/Overkill