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Adidas Originals' Shady ZX Flux "Blackout"

Adidas Originals' Shady ZX Flux "Blackout"

Adidas Originals' Shady ZX Flux "Blackout"
Danielle de Wolfe
29 October 2014

What do you get if you take a thoroughbred sports shoe, add in a healthy splash of luxurious minimalism and dip the results in the shadiest of black dyes? For those of you who answered "The adidas ZX Flux Tech NPS 'Blackout"' - top marks. We would also have accepted "The coolest shoe of the year". 

The German sports label has had a stellar 2014 thanks to the success of its newest woven runner - and their momentum doesn't look spent yet. Sitting astride an adiPrene midsole, the 'Blackout' lives up to its name: the lightweight synthetic upper and adjoining sock inner are made from subtly contrasting shades of black, with a third hue featuring on the stripes, laces and heel cage.  

There are no reflective panels, glow-in-the-dark flares or extra colour splashes here - it's a premium look from a training shoe that'll stand up to a marathon just as readily as a night on the town. 

Available for £95 from Size?, you can get away with wearing this with just about anything. Even if it's black.