This Adidas x Kawasaki pack is inspired by the Japan-made ’80s sportsbikes

This Adidas x Kawasaki pack is inspired by the Japan-made ’80s sportsbikes

The Kawasaki x Adidas pack offers two sneakers – the ZX 8000 and the and ZX 5K Boost, and both draw inspiration from the Japanese motorcycle company’s iconic ’80s sportbike, “Ninja”.

Model: Kawasaki Adidas ZX 8000
Approx. price: S$180
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Model: Kawasaki Adidas ZX 5K Boost
Approx. price: S$230
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This month, Kawasaki and Adidas have teamed up to present a dual-sneaker pack comprising the ZX 8000 and the and ZX 5K Boost. 

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But Kawasaki and Adidas go way back – to 1984. It was the Kawasaki sportbike, ZX, that served as the inspiration for the Adidas design team that first introduced the original ZX500 sneaker in ’84.

The collaborative ZX8000 sneaker takes cues from Kawasaki’s instantly recognizable design philosophy of motorcycle and color palette, featuring a white kangaroo leather upper, with Kawasaki green leather overlays, blue leather accents, and a Kawasaki Ninja graphic on the lateral.

The ZX 5K BOOST boasts a Black TPU overlay and eye stays, Kawasaki green accents, a semi-transparent black ripstop vamp, and a Kawasaki Ninja logo on the toe-box.

Both sneakers are capped off with electroplated lace tips, shoe jewellery and heel pieces, as well as co-branded sock liners. Each pair also comes packaged in a custom box with a printed graphic of the latest Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, filled with tissue paper bearing a printed Kawasaki motorcycle sketch.

The Kawasaki x Adidas ZX 8000 and ZX 5K Boost are now available at adidas stores,, Confirmed, and select retailers.

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