Lapo Elkann dug his way through adidas' vast archive - as well as his own - to take inspiration for two ZX Flux packs: the Italia Independent print pack and the Italia Independent NPS pack.
afraid to experiment, the print pack is the bolder of the two. Four
shoes are represented, as the Italian brand plays with the integration
of iconic patterns to create brand new ones.
Animal print merges with
the rave-inspired rainbow upper, pulled together with a bright pink heel
cage and midsole; an eye-catching zebra print pays homage to Lapo's
heritage with Italian flag colours used on the 3-Stripes mark,
re-ordered for an extra twist; and classic camo colours are presented in
a dog's tooth pattern in two colourways, khaki tonals, and blue and
second pack is more subdued, but detail is just as important for the ZX
Flux Italia Independent NPS pack. Coming in two colourways of navy and
grey, the upper is made from a Ballistic woven fabric, inspired by
carbon fiber commonly used in luxury cars, yachts and aircraft.
fitted Neoprene sockliner features some of Italia Independent's prints
in subtle tones, again using the camouflage and dog's tooth pattern. A
translucent sole exposes more of the pattern and showcases adidas'
Torsion technology, whilst the heel cage is delivered in a unique
execution using alutex, echoeing the distinctive weave of the upper.
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