HERZOGENAURACH—The latest installment of the landmark A-ZX series sees adidas Originals and the National Park Foundation come together to craft a striking take on the ZX 5000 silhouette. A firm nod to the importance of preserving parks for all and the benefits of exploring nature, the collaboration brings the unique beauty of America’s national parks to life through the lens of adidas’ sportswear heritage. Continuing the A-ZX series by representing the letter ‘N’, this special makeup of the ZX 5000 shoe takes inspiration from Joshua Tree National Park, an iconic site in the National Park System.
Celebrating Joshua Tree’s striking landscape, rich hues, and iconic monzogranite boulders, the ZX 5000 National Park Foundation sneaker is made-up in a tonal pink and purple colourway with subtle orange hits. Designed with the unique national park environment in mind, the sneaker features reflective laces and a CORDURA® nylon upper with nubuck overlays. The nature-inspired sneaker is then capped off with Joshua Tree graphics on the tongue and sockliner.
Where can you get it? The adidas Originals ZX 5000 National Park Foundation sneaker launches globally on August 21st, and is available at adidas.com/A-ZX.
In 1984 adidas changed the world of footwear forever. Launching its first ever running franchise, the ZX series, the brand showed that performance sneakers could elevate runners of all types and abilities. Revered by running purists and sneaker enthusiasts alike, ZX quickly became a modern icon. Over a decade after ZX’s inaugural release, adidas Originals returned with a celebration dubbed ‘A-ZX’. The unique programme saw some of the brand’s most esteemed global partners each collaborate on 26 distinct ZX drops over the course of 2008 and 2009. In 2020, adidas Originals is bringing back A-ZX with a bang, propelling the iconic franchise firmly into the future.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts and connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.