SNEAK of the WEEK [W11-19]


adidas ZX 500 RM
Price: $190
Colourway: Footwear Simple Brown/Light Brown/Cloud White [BD7859]


Given that St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us, we had wanted to feature one of the fabulously frivolous Handball Spezials adidas created to commemorate the holiday; however, since adidas Canada is one of the few adidas subsidiaries on the planet that didn’t offer these shoes domestically, we reluctantly dropped the idea.

In its place we selected another recent release that had caught our attention, the more sophisticated looking adidas ZX 500 RM Incandescent.

Incandescent is actually our name for this ‘80s-inspired, retro-tech sneaker. Not being able to decipher the cryptic script on the shoe’s tongue and insole, we used the name of the light source represented by the Kelvin scale range written on the insole.

The ZX 500 RM’s overall colour palette is down to earth. Muted, earthy tones showcase the rich textures of the upper, and act as a contrasting backdrop to the punch of incandescent red used for the tongue tag.

The expected creature comforts built into the ZX 500 RM include an OrthoLite sockliner, a soft suede and lightweight mesh upper, and a Boost midsole performance tuned by a TPU heel clip.