ACU, the sneaker boutique in Shanghai ran by the minds behind CLOT, established a working relationship with adidas in 2007, giving the retailer exclusive rights to carry the Consortium Collection. A year later the two collaborated on a special version of the ZX800 model, featuring a color blend of a striking red upper with yellow accents in the spirit of the Chinese flag. Black on the heel, midsole, and adidas branding seen on the tongue adds some variation to the design.
Like any CLOT collaboration, the sneaker is comprised of multiple materials–suede paneling and patterned silk-like look on the upper and tongue included. The result is a collab that serves as a homage to Chinese culture, even down to its accessories: a red silk draw-string shoe bag, ACU logo lasered shoehorn, and four shoestring options.
Stadium Goods Link: CLOT x adidas ZX 800 ACU
Colors: Rave Red/Sun/Black
Release Date: August 8, 2008