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Sneakers January, 18 2010

adidas Consortium Classic Runners Pack Part 2 – Tokio Low, ZXZ and ZX 450

We present you the second part of the adidas Consortium Classic Runners Pack. This part includes the Tokio Low, ZXZ NLT and the ZX 450.

Tokio Low – Consortium
The Tokio first dropped in 1964 and quickly established itself as one of the most popular running models in the catalogue. The lo-cut version was reintroduced in 1986 to popular acclaim and the two Gore-Tex versions from last season were an unquestionable hit with heads everywhere.
This Consortium version comes correct in a deep collegiate plum that is contrasted with pop yellow 3-Stripes and a fairway green trim while an upper constructed from the softest Italian leather, butter soft suede and classic nylon ensures that the premium feel of the shoe shines through.
Classic Consortium touches include the handshake logo embossed on the tongue and sockliners with further contrast provided with the coloured inner tongue and options for both a green and yellow lace flip.

ZXZ NLT – Consortium
This take on the ZX Winter classic takes its colour cues from one of the most iconic colourways ever rocked on any adidas model, namely the royal blue with infrared 3-Stripes as seen on the Dublin from the initial City Series.
The upper is constructed from a combination of waterproof materials including a butter smooth and textured suede mix as well as elements of premium technical nylon making it the ideal shoe when things are getting wet and wild.
The midsole sports the familiar Dellinger webbing while the Consortium handshake logo can be found on the infrared sockliners and embossed on the tongue.
Coming with both a navy and infrared lace flip the latest take ZXz is guaranteed to keep your feet dry and your style on lock.

adidas ZX 450
The ZX 450 has been a popular touch-point in the adidas archive since its initial release in 1986 and it’s also a Consortium favourite having been re-interpreted more than once in the epic AZX project.
Arguably one of the less technical models in the ZX family, this version comes in a Collegiate Red and Satellite Blue colourway that is both complementary and striking.
The upper is constructed from a combination of premium Italian leather and soft nylon mesh that provides support as well as being extremely functional while the midsole of the shoe reflects the colourway of the upper.
Consortium branding is presented in the form of the embossed ‘handshake’ logo on the classic tongue as well as Consortium branded sockliners while a choice of colours for a lace flip keep things versatile.”

Nothing beats some classic adidas running shoes. Look out for a release on February 20th.

Detailed images of all three sneakers follow after the jump.

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