The shoes looks old from far, but it’s very very far from old!« (Till Jagla, adidas Originals)
Originally designed as a high-mileage trail and running shoe, the adidas ZX 500 has a nylon upper with velour trim, and is available in wide range of colorways. With its TPU heel counter for added stability and EVA midsole, it’s ideal for anyone who has problems with motion control. In the '80s, serious runners set the pace in ZX running shoes that featured a high-tech design based on biomechanics research.
The running model was reissued in 2002. Since last year the runner is back again! These new streetwear shoes remake the retro style with today's latest technology: The adidas ZX 500 RM combines a mix of suede and lightweight mesh with modern cushioning for a lightweight and energised feel. The horizontal EVA midsole insert for lightweight comfort and ZX aesthetic.
By the way: The »RM« stands for »Restomod« and is an abbreviation for the quint essence of this new concept. »Restomod« describes the recipe adidas Originals have identified and applied on an icon to make it feel exactly right for today. The brand with the Three Strips was inspired by the work of car tuner »Singer Vehicle Design« in California. Singer restores old Porsches to keep the look of a vintage car, but exchange materials, chassis and technologies with the latest innovation. adidas Originals has done the same with the ZX 500 RM, they restored and modernized the silhouette with the latest technologies like the BOOST cushioning.
This new ZX 500 RM is manufactured almost entirely by hand in one of adidas’ Asian factories and represents the traditional craftsmanship that goes into sneaker manufacturing. The colorway is inspired by the Kelvin temperature scale and use a brown and taupe color scheme to emphasize the colors from the warm temperature spectrum of the Kelvin scale.