Shoe Pick #1 – Adidas Originals

Brand: Adidas Originals
Turquoise / Orange / Black
July 2012

When it comes to sneakers, Adidas aren’t amongst my favourite brands. Nonetheless, these ZX800’s have really caught my eye whilst scanning the “coming soon” section on The turquoise / orange / black colourway in this particular example is pretty brash and in your face, but I absolutely love it.


The ZX8000 was originally (no pun intended) released in 1988. The shoe has a nylon and suede upper, and as you will come to find,  I love the use of suede on sneakers. It’s a really high quailty material which I love to rock on my kicks, even if it’s a tad delicate and vulnerable to damage. “DON’T TREAD ON MY SHOES!” The variation in material and colour combinations come together seemlessly to create a really fresh shoe, ideal for the summer season. And to round it all off, they look comfy as hell.

These beaut’s should be hitting the shops later this month, I’m expecting an RRP price of around £80-100. Quite an investment, but quite a sneaker.

(Information & image taken from


About Tom McCluskey

My name is Tom, and this is my blog! I'm 19 years of age, and just beginning my 2nd year of a BSc/BA Product Design degree at Bournemouth University, UK. Otherwise, I live at home in Romford, London (not Essex!) during the summer period. Design is something I'm taking ever more seriously in life. Starting my degree, hoping to explore a field I had dabbled in with GCSE Graphics at school, design has gradually become something of an obsession. Shoe/Trainer/Sneaker design is something that particularly interests and inspires me, I'm quite the "sneakerhead", and I plan on using this blog to showcase my journey through university, and beyond. When it comes to extracurricular activities, I'm a big fan of sports, football and badminton in particular. West Ham United are my team, and you'd struggle to find a more passionate fan. Just ask my girlfriend, I was absolutely delirious when we won the play off's final against Blackpool earlier this year, COYI! Anyway, I hope you enjoy what I've got to showcase here in my blog, thanks for dropping by. Tom.
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