Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of users find the Adidas ZX Flux Weave comfortable to wear.
  • Most reviewers find the shoe extraordinarily lightweight and do not cause fatigue when worn for an extended period.
  • Several users find the woven mesh fabric exceptionally airy and breathable keeping the feet ventilated most of the time.
  • The Torsion System ensures midfoot integrity while also maintaining forefoot propulsion.
  • A good number of customers buy this shoe because of its excellent arch support.
  • The ZX thermoplastic polyurethane heel cage is protective of the back heel and gives needed support and stability to the feet.
  • The contemporary minimalist design of the Adidas ZX Flux Weave attracts many buyers who wanted sleek yet comfortable footwear.
  • The Injection Molded Ethylene Vinyl Acetate or IMEVA midsole provides a firm yet flexible cushioning that lasts all throughout the day.
  • Colorways and design patterns on the upper look modern and stylish for athleisure style or casual wear.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some notice that the woven fabric of the Adidas ZX Flux Weave gets loose and wears out after several uses.
  • A few commenters notice that the shoe could easily tear when drenched or wet.
  • The rubber outsole patterned after the ZX8000, according to some sneaker fans, looks plain and needs upgrading to balance the design with the modern weave upper.

Bottom line

The ZX Flux Weave by Adidas blends in the old and new with the heritage runner silhouette of the ZX8000, Velcro three-stripes, and the modern woven materials for a sleek trainer. The ZX Flux Weave also comes with its signature molded heel cage and Torsion system while the compression-molded EVA midsole delivers superior cushioning. 

This retro-inspired sneaker promises a lightweight runner silhouette with promising durability, comfort, and breathability in one stylish package.

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Good to know

The Adidas ZX Flux Weave is a running-inspired sneaker that comes in a low profile silhouette for flexible foot movement. It has a tonal flat lacing system that keeps the fit snug overall.

As an upgrade to the relaunched Adidas ZX Flux, the Adidas ZX Flux Weave comes in a lighter weave material that has futuristic designs and patterns that make it very stylish and appeal more to a younger audience. The lighter weave material also aims for easy and comfortable wear as the running sneaker easily blends from sporty to casual wear without any hitch.

Many users can easily blend the shoe’s athletic design into a lifestyle sneaker as it perfectly matches with casual shorts and pants without looking awkward. With its vibrant colorways, the model also appears youthful and trendy without being overpowering to one’s outfit of the day.

Most prominent among all the features of the Adidas ZX Flux Weave is the use of Torsion technology in the midfoot providing support for the entire foot. An External Heel Cage also provides additional support and protection while an EVA midsole offers lightweight cushioning for a comfortable run.

German brand Adidas has been producing performance footwear since it was established by Adolph Adi” Dassler on August 18, 1949. Among fashionable running shoes that came out of the Adidas brand is the ZX Flux.

The ZX Flux line was first released in 1984 covering various styles and designs for different runners. The new line includes road, all-terrain, and track running shoes under the ZX Flux line that caters to the need of recreational runners to professional runners.

Using the Torsion cushioning system and Soft Cell technologies in most of the design for the ZX Flux, the line came out with around 16 running shoe designs creatively engineered to match the needs of different runners and eventually paving the way for trainer shoes coming out of the line.

One of these shoes is the Adidas ZX8000 which first came out in 1988. The futuristic design of the upper uses the Torsion technology that gives cushioning and support to the forefoot and heel. The technology also allows the runner to have enhanced flexibility and control.

Since 2014, the Adidas ZX line has been resurrected to compete with Nike’s Roshe Run series with a few modern upgrades in material and a sleek silhouette. The Adidas ZX Flux Weave came out a few years later with some unimportant panels removed in a seamless upper and using a synthetic and mesh material with the signature ZX TPU External Heel Cage.

  • The Adidas signature Three-Stripe logo comes embedded in the design of the weave synthetic material in the upper.
  • A cushioned tongue and collar give additional comfort, and the textile lining provides a soft in-shoe feel.
  • A stitched Trefoil logo can be found at the tongue.

Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.