Summary

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10 reasons to buy

  • The word ‘comfortable’ was used to describe the Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech by most reviewers of the shoe. One user said that his Adidas pair has a great feel and fits his foot without any pressure points on the sides.
  • Many testers reported that the shoe is suitable for walking and other activities such as working out. They added that their shoe does not make their legs feel tired from all their activities, even when worn all day.
  • The shoe’s looks got a lot of positive feedback from consumers who wrote that the low-profile design has a chic and sporty feel. One described the shoe as “dope-looking” while another used the word “amazing.”
  • Several buyers praised the lightweight feel of the shoe. A tester commended the Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech for being “light, airy, breathable, and flexible.”
  • The quality of the shoe got a number of thumbs up as well from customers who observed the good workmanship of the shoe. They stated that the footwear has a nice material structure and looks well made.
  • According to some individuals, the shoe is durable, and the upper looks robust.
  • The ZX Flux ADV Tech’s price got a few mentions from purchasers who said it was reasonable.
  • The shoe can be worn with anything, some users were pleased to note.
  • One individual appreciated the shoe’s upper which, he said, is nicely soft and stretchy but not too thin.
  • A buyer said the footwear has a good grip and “meets all the criteria that a shoe needs to have.”

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech runs narrow, several users complained. The shoe feels tight for wide-footed buyers.
  • The shoe also runs small, some customers say. Purchasers of the shoe had to order a size or two bigger than their standard foot size.
  • The shoe has limited colorways available, noted a few consumers.
  • According to one buyer, the laces are thinner than what you’d expect. He said he had to swap them with other laces.

Bottom line

Durability, comfort, flexibility, and reasonable price combine to make the Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech a standout shoe. The shoe does not lag in the design department either with its creatively understated style. This low top footwear, however, runs small and narrow which wide-footed users may need to note before buying.

Facts

Base model: Adidas ZX Flux ADV
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas ZX
Price: $150
Colorways: Black, Grey, White
Special editions: 4 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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This low top silhouette comes in men’s sizes which range from 6 to 12. The fit is quite narrow and small, so purchasers are advised to go a size up. The welded heel cage gives the shoe added support and stability.

The Adidas ZX Flux ADV Tech has a slimmer silhouette compared to the original. The streamlined build goes well with most casual clothing such as pants, shorts, and straight-legged or slim jeans.

The ZX Flux ADV Tech’s iconic silhouette inspired by running gear is its most distinguishable feature along with the shoe’s welded trim and heel cage.

The ZX 8000 was the first Adidas running shoe ever to feature the legendary Torsion system. Launched in 1988, it has remained as one of the company’s most popular retro runners. With the ZX 8000, Adidas was primarily concerned with cushioning but also managed to produce an intricate combination of futuristic vibes with a classic design.

The ZX 8000 featured bright colorways in response to the current trend at the time for bold colors and space-age design. The shoe had a Ghillie lace system, a brand tag on the tongue, removable inlay insole, and a nylon mesh and synthetic suede upper. The shoe was so hugely popular that it was reissued in 2004, 2009, and 2013, with the latest release veering away a bit from the original with its soft sole and slimmer fit.

In 2014, the ZX Flux series was released, with much of the inspiration behind the shoe based on the ZX 8000. The ZX Flux is basically a stripping down and deconstructing of the ZX 8000 to the bare minimum. It is still a ZX shoe, but the toe overlay, the eyestay and ghillie, and the mudguard of the ZX 8000 were removed.

The Adidas ZX Flux came out mainly in two builds: a mesh one and a satin one with prints and graphics. Several colorways were released for each as well as many variations of the ZX Flux line such as the ZX Flux ADV Tech that debuted in 2016. This particular version reinterpreted the ZX Flux silhouette with new tech elements but kept the simplified heel cage and style of the original ZX Flux.

  • Utilizes an injected EVA midsole that gives the shoe lightweight cushioning.
  • Features a basket weave mesh upper with shaped overlays.

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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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