Everyone likes reflective material, especially when it’s done right. Well, when adidas first unveiled the XENO technology earlier this year, we didn’t just like it. We loved it. The unique tech can actually reflect an iridescent effect when it’s exposed to direct light, making it a stunner that looks great during the summer months. Even now, it’ll represent a stark contrast to the gloom of winter mornings, when everything seems like it’s all whites, greys, and blacks. That’s a big reason why adidas is bringing back the XENO Collection now at Champs Sports in the form of the ZX Flux and the Pro Model.
Back in February, the “Black Pack” from the 3-Stripes dropped to rave reviews. It included the ZX Flux, yes, but also equipped the Superstar and Metro Attitude silhouettes with the XENO makeup. All three of them worked, but none more so than the Flux. That was predictable, too. Part of the reason why is inherent to the Flux’s design. It’s a sleek shoe that sports a simple one-piece upper, making it the perfect platform to try something like this. It’s impossible to make the shoe’s upper feel too busy.
With a black matte finish, this isn’t one of those sneakers that is going to stand out all the time. In fact, the grooves along the upper look great as is and can work even without the reflective material. Add in the Pro Model here and you have two different options.
Thankfully, the adidas XENO Collection is back again, a design that was an instant classic when it first dropped earlier this year. Make sure you’re ready to handle it.