Summary

We spent 7.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all users were attracted with this shoe’s simple, unique and minimalistic design. Most described it as fashion-forward and futuristic.
  • Almost all confirmed that the Adidas ZX Flux ADV Asymmetrical felt comfortable.
  • A few wearers revealed that this sneaker was easy to clean.
  • The mesh material used in this model was soft and breathable, according to some Adidas fans.
  • Those who tried to use this for work and school as well as for weightlifting, badminton and running were pleased with its performance.
  • Satisfied purchasers considered the ZX Flux ADV Asymmetrical as a great summer shoe and a dependable everyday casual footwear.
  • It is lightweight and well-made, based on a couple of reviews.
  • Sold at an affordable price point, many thought this model was good value for money.
  • This shoe had a good solid sole that supplied dependable support, noted by less than a handful of buyers.
  • Many liked the models with reflective material. Others added that this made the shoe look cool at night.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas ZX Flux ADV Asymmetrical got dirty easily, not many mentioned.
  • Few had to buy a pair smaller than their usual choice.
  • One buyer wished the insoles were thicker.
  • A flat-footed consumer wore the shoe and disclosed that it felt narrow and tight.
  • The tongue of the shoe digs to the foot after a while, noticed by another user.

Bottom line

The ZX series, one of Adidas’ most sought-after lines, has been known for its history of performance. Included in this collection is the ZX Flux ADV Asymmetrical.

A recent addition, this low-top model was created with modern-day consumers’ needs in mind. Popular to only a few sneaker enthusiasts, those who have tried it were impressed with its overall performance, comfortable fit, unconventional look, versatility as well as its lightweight and solidly-built construction, not to mention its reasonable price tag.

Facts

Base model: Adidas ZX Flux ADV
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas ZX
Price: $120
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Purple, Red, Yellow
Special editions: 4 special editions
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker

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Runner-inspired and crafted with a one-piece mesh upper, expect this shoe to adapt to the shape of your feet and provide sock-like comfort all day. Fused overlay reinforcements and external heel counter provide reliable support and stability.

Available for men, this shoe is offered in sizes 4-14. The opposite sex, though, can choose to get a pair 0.5 or a full size smaller than their usual size. This model generally runs true to length.

Its unique style is definitely not for everyone’s taste. Those who do appreciate its unconventional design were not disappointed. Perfect for everyday wear, this shoe can be paired with various kinds of athletic and casual clothing including jeans, leggings, shorts and joggers.

It was also a highly-recommended summer shoe. Breathable and light, folks can go about their daily activities in comfort and style without worrying about carrying any extra weight underfoot and getting sweaty feet.

Far different from its predecessor’s design, the ZX Flux ADV Asymmetrical is distinguished for its asymmetrical lace-up closure. Not only does this make the shoe’s overall look different, it also helps improve this casual sneaker’s fit.

This low-top rendition is also noticed for its clear TPU heel counter and Torsion sole unit. The former offers durability and support while the latter enhances heel-to-toe transition.

Back in the late 1980’s, German brand Adidas introduced the ZX Series. Known for their highly technical running shoes, these kicks were designed for everyone, competitive long-distance runners and Sunday joggers included.

The first model to be released under this line was the ZX500. Making its debut in the year 1984, its design was considered as game-changing. Anyone can use it, regardless of style-preference and athletic ability. Other 00s (hundreds) models followed. This, however, changed when the Torsion technology was introduced.

Launched in the year 1988, this unique outsole system was perceived as groundbreaking as it provided improved stability as well as enhanced arch and lateral support. This innovation led to the creation of ZX 000s (thousands) versions. Among the most-coveted is the 1989 runner ZX8000, recognized for its Torsion-infused sole as well as its plastic heel cage.

Fast forward to the year 2014, the brand, seeing ZX8000’s potential, decided to strip this model bare, leaving only its DNA. Its DNA plus favored elements of its original design were fused with modern-day’s innovation to create the iconic ZX Flux. Perceived as a blank canvas, this model transformed in many ways unimaginable.

2015 model, the Adidas ZX Flux ADV Asymmetrical, is one of the more recent additions in this line. It is also considered as the most unique. Made with an asymmetrical lacing system and stripped off of Adidas’ renowned three-stripes, those unaware of its existence could not have guessed it was a ZX Flux model. Those with a keen eye, however, may notice its familiar heel counter and Torsion midsole.

  • Two-tone heel pull tab is added for easy slip on and off.
  • Its durable rubber outsole offers reliable grip in various terrains.
  • The Adidas ZX Flux ADV Asymmetrical’s in-shoe feel is improved with the addition of the textile lining
  • Injected EVA midsole supplies lightweight cushioning that lasts.
  • Other colorways are donned with an upper made of reflective basket mesh material for better visibility at low-light or at night.
  • For branding, the famous “Trefoil” logo is displayed on the tongue and undersole.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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