Who should buy the Adidas ZX Flux

Adidas ZX Flux three stripes green

Who should NOT buy it

The Adidas ZX Flux fits a bit narrow on the toe box, making it uncomfortable for wide-feet users. For comfier strides, we suggest checking out our wide sneakers list.

Please take a look at the Adidas POD S3-1 or the Nite Jogger models, as these models are known for their wide feet-friendly fit with superb breathability and comfort.

Adidas ZX Flux side view of toe box

It provides excellent fit and comfort

Users love how its soft internal lining embraces the feet nicely along the ankle for a snug fit. Meanwhile, its Torsion technology in the midfoot works as a support for the entire foot.

Adidas ZX Flux torsion technology outsole

The EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning and a lace-up closure system for a secure fit. It has a molded leather cage found on the heel for a locked-down fit.

Adidas ZX Flux laces with dubrae

Adidas ZX Flux: Modern profile with a touch of classic vibe

The upper of the low-top Adidas Originals ZX Flux truly stands out. It has a seamless mesh upper and a soft textile liner for optimum breathability and a comfortable ride throughout the day. The bold 3-Stripe branding is made of welded TPU, adding a twist to the usual Adidas look.

Adidas ZX Flux heel guard side view

Adidas Originals introduced various striking colorways of the ZX Flux in the market to suit the needs and preferences of its vast range of audiences, such as Camouflage, Fingerprint, and Metallic Finish.

Adidas ZX Flux midsole side view

It prioritizes your stable ride

The most striking feature of the Adidas ZX Flux is the classic heel cage. This caging system, considered the trademark of the ZX line, is made of TPU, leather, or suede, depending on the colorway of the ZX Flux. This element provides stability to the entire foot, useful for strenuous activities.

Adidas ZX Flux heel cage back view

A quick trip to its yesteryear

The Adidas ZX series was launched in 1984 as a running shoe line. They concentrated on offering footwear to cover all the needs of different runners - from all-terrain to roadrunners, from joggers to competitive long-distance runners.

Adidas ZX Flux collar backview

Adidas Originals produced a rich collection of ZX shoes that brought breakthrough devices in footwear such as Torsion and Soft Cell technologies. The ZX series became popular with their shoe models and became the defining prototypical training shoe silhouette.

Adidas ZX Flux top vie of tongue and insole

Currently, 16 shoes fall under the ZX line. One of them is the ZX Flux, released in 2014. The silhouette and the comfort of the ZX Flux were created to counter the famous Nike Roshe Run.

Adidas ZX Flux low top collar side view

Adidas removed all the unnecessary panels and layers from their past models and put them together into a single piece of seamless upper with few synthetic materials.

Adidas ZX Flux ZX rubber outsole

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Zx, Adidas Torsion
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Jacques Chassaing
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA, OrthoLite / Fabric

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