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FOOTWEAR Published: June 30, 2020 Updated: July 4, 2020  |  WORDS: Eshwaran Subramaniam

Footwear drops: Step into July with sneakers that blend the past and present

This week, Adidas drops the Adidas ZX 2K 4D, a sneaker that merges a bold ’80s aesthetic with their most advanced midsole to date.

Adidas ZX 2K 4D Pharrell Williams x Adidas Superstar header

July kicks off with releases that blend heritage silhouettes with modern design sensibilities.

The Adidas ZX 2K 4D does just that, fusing ’80s style cues with Adidas’ most advanced midsole. Also coming from the Three Stripes is Pharrell’s sleek take on the classic Superstar. From the other camp, Nike gives the Air Max 95 some on-trend clip-on jewelry, placing the classic sneaker firmly in the present.

Check out all the sneakers dropping this week.

Craig Green x Adidas Polta AKH I
July 2

Adidas ZX 2K 4D Craig Green x Adidas Polta AKH I

This modern, hybrid creation by award-winning British fashion designer, Craig Green, riffs off Adidas’ iconic silhouettes such as the Boston Super and Samba. The unique upper featuring translucent skin-like layers sits above an eye-catching Kamanda midsole, putting a modern twist on things while exemplifying standout features from Adidas’ heritage line of shoes.

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End Launches

Adidas ZX 2K 4D
July 2

Adidas ZX 2K 4D

Adidas continues to inject new technology into their ZX line, this time with the introduction of 4D. The Adidas ZX 2K 4D sticks to the formula employed in other 4D sneakers – light textile uppers with an external heel cage set atop the light green midsole. However, to add in an ’80s flair, the sneaker comes with a full light green upper with black, light blue and neon orange accents dotted around the upper. A proper throwback to the styling and preferences of yesteryear.

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End Launches

Pharrell Williams x Adidas Superstar
July 3

Adidas ZX 2K 4D Pharrell Williams x Adidas Superstar

Pharrell gives the Adidas Superstar a fully knitted upper, where even the shell toe isn’t spared. An unconventional move, but were you expecting less from the house of I Am Other? The fresh take on the sneaker results in a creation that’s sleek but raw, a reflection of 2020’s love for deconstructed everything. You can read our in-depth look at the Pharrell Williams x Adidas Superstar here.

Where to buy:
Adidas.com

Nike Air Max 95 W Chain Pack
July 3

Adidas ZX 2K 4D nike air max 95 w chain pack

Nike has given the Air Max 95 a luxury spin with this women’s exclusive release. The sneaker gets an upper covered in suede, leather and mesh in various shades of brown, gold and pink. The elegant combination of colors and materials is paired with a clip-on gold chain and a silver mini Swoosh, all of which help to up the opulence factor.

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Which sneaker does the best job at fusing design cues from the past and present? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Article images: End Clothing, Adidas.com

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