adidas Originals have taken over the upstairs space at Bait's flagship California store to display the latest renditions of the Flux silhouette, the ZX Flux Tech and ZX Flux Weave. The past year we have seen the Flux drop in myriad colourways and textures, while the Three Stripes have also pushed the line with the #miZXFLUX app, which gives sneakerheads the opportunity to customise a pair with their own happy snaps. This isn't the first time Bait have offered up a space for adidas, earlier this year they hosted another pop-up shop for the release of Nike Internationalist Mujer the first ZX Flux.
Alexander Wang's latest collection cleverly called on some famous sneaker designs for inspiration, but he avoided that little bother called copyright by not explicitly stating the muse of each piece. Sometimes it was pretty obvious – the elephant print tops were clearly reincarnated from the Air Jordan 3, and the bag is undoubtedly a cut-up adidas Stan Smith with some serious origami chops applied – but some of the items demanded sneaker history knowledge. The jury will forever be out on a few, but MTV have had a go at playing 'match the bag to the sneaker' and the gallery above is what they arrived at. We agree with the Stan Smith link-up, we reckon they might be onto something with the Black/White/Sport Royal Nike Air Force 180, but the final two are a bit more contentious. They've compared the grey bag to Nike Air Max 270 Damen a Nike Air Max 2014, but it could easily just be a bag-ification of the Wolf Grey Air Jordan 5 or a grey Air Max 95. MTV have also boldy declared the Black/Red/White number to be a representation of an AM90. Yeah, we see where you guys are coming from, that print is perhaps more similar to the nominated 90 than the most obvious muse, the Air Jordan 3 Black/Cement, but that colourway began with the Bulls, so we reckon Wang was wandering around JordanLand when he devised this make-up. We'll let MTV have it though and call it a three-way inspiration tie between their AM90, the Air Jordan 3 and the Air Jordan 14 – Adidas NMD Femme check those plush leather panels in the midriff, look familiar, eh? More likely though, Wang borrowed a little from column A and a little from column B (and columns N, I, K and E) on all the designs – except that Stan Nike Internationalist Damen Smith bag, ain't no confusion there.
adidas ‘mi zx flux’ app enables users to customize the orginals sneakers by printing photographs on to the shoe upper. the customer has the power to apply any image, in terms and conditions of the company’s policy, using the application available from august 22nd 2014, on iOS and android smartphones. people can create their own high resolution, personalized trainers by capturing new pictures or uploading existing images. after downloading it, there is five steps to making your own, the first of which being to select your gender, country and size. the next is to snap or Adidas Superstar Mujer select a pic from your cell and then scale, place and rotate it to the shoe template. the final two steps are reviewing and saving your design in the 3d preview, and then share/order your zx flux. the seamless user interface makes it easy to produce your crepe from start to finish.