adidas and renowned porcelain maker Meissen have teamed up for a one-of-a-kind collaboration. The result of the joint endeavor is a one-off iteration of the ZX8000 featuring hand-painted leather and porcelain overlays.

The first-ever collaboration between the two brands finds the adidas ZX8000 meeting the Meissen Krater Vase as two iconic designs converge. The one-of-one sneaker was assembled over a six-month period, as the premium adidas leather hand-painted by Meissen and the hand-made Meissen porcelain overlays come together on a design that weighs in at exactly 950 grams.

The ZX8000 "Porcelain," as it is aptly called, will be up for auction this month courtesy of Sotheby’s, expecting to fetch up to $1 million. Proceeds from the sale will be given to the Brooklyn Museum to fund art programing for local youth.

“Meissen carries so much heritage and know-how, inspiring collectors around the world," said adidas' Till Jagla. "The manufacturing process to create the ‘first porcelain sneaker ever’ has been very complex, and took us more than a year to finish the product. The team has been obsessed with creating the perfect piece of art. When I think about this project, what I liked most is the love, the passion and the dedication, which have led to an overwhelming result.”

The online-only auction for the Meissen x adidas ZX8000 "Porcelain" will be open for bidding from December 7 through December 16 on sothebys.com. In the meantime, the one-of-one sneaker will be on display in Sotheby's New York Festival of Wonder Exhibition.

To stay updated on everything happening in the sneaker world, follow @Highsnobietysneakers on Instagram, check our sneaker release date calendar, and subscribe to our sneaker chatbot on Facebook to receive lightning quick updates to your inbox.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.