adidas Originals have so many classic running shoe silhouettes
in the archives that it's difficult to fathom, but few have the power of the ZX line. Having said that, there's at least another six ZX designs deserving of a reissue, but while aid is trawling the archives and bringing back the Phantom and Centaur (which comes back courtesy of Consortium and Hanon Shop next month), they're still doing good things with models like the ZX 700, which, if you take into consideration just how many colourways have dropped of this shoe since 2007, is something to marvel at. In this premium form this 1985, combination lasted, reflective panel decorated, ghilly and standard style lace system combining, plastic heel countered, compact rubber soled, wave profiled, high mileage classic is still a class act. Despite close to 28 years on the clock, the adidas ZX 700 the looks technical and in a Dark Petrol treated leather with perforated pigskin style suede underlays in the same shade, it hasn't looked this good in a while. Messing with the formula and adding a Dellinger Webbed shock resisting sole pattern instead of the traditional multiple densities on the midsole makes it look better than ever and contrasting panels of Scotchlite and crowdpleasing gum outsole are enough to keep us happy. These Petrol editions drop alongside a brown Umber edition that's just as good in a week or so via the Crooked Tongues store.