When I first heard about the LEGO Shoes Adidas ZX 8000, I couldn’t believe it. My two favorite hobbies (and brands) had come together to create something amazing.
According to the interest in my launch guide, which has had over 50,000 views (!!) and is still rising, this limited-edition shoe generated quite a common option in the LEGO community (and beyond).
As soon as word of the LEGO Shoes leaked, I vowed to myself that this year would be the year I would get a pair. At all costs.
And for that, I’m really grateful and privileged. Although it wasn’t the most difficult shoe drop to hit, I’m sure many of you experienced it for the first time.
While Testing New Things
I also made a video review in which I unbox the shoes, show them off on their first use, and discuss my impressions of them while walking about in them.
What do you think about additional video material on my YouTube channel? I’d love to hear from you whether you’d want to see more video stuff or even video reviews of sets!
If you don’t like videos, here’s a detailed review of the LEGO Shoes in my regular way.
One of the most disappointing aspects of the sneaker is its packaging, which is a plain white cardboard box with the A-ZX series logo lockup imprinted on it weakly in numerous areas.
Rather than opting for a “blank canvas” aesthetic, I assume Adidas was going for something more personal for this series honoring the Adidas ZX. This packaging seems cold and lifeless, and it didn’t add anything to the opening experience.
For The First Time, We Can See The Shoes’ Toes
The fact that Adidas included not one, not two, not three, not even four, but FIVE additional sets of laces in a variety of colors and patterns astonished me to no end.
Extra laces are relatively frequent when purchasing shoes as a small bonus to rapidly alter the style of the shoe, but 5 is pretty much unusual thus this was a fantastic surprise.
Lace dubraes are included with the laces, although green isn’t a choice. Dubray, not lace clips, is what I mistakenly referred to in my video.
Adidas did a great job of paying respect to the creativity sparked by LEGO Shoes with this sneaker, enabling you to customize and convert it into something uniquely yours you can avail Lego Promo Code.
A closer look at the LEGO Shoes set. You notice right away that this is a brightly colored shoe.
Using primary reds, blues, yellows, and greens in abundance creates an eye-catching sneaker that also evokes the colors of LEGO bricks.
The ZX 8000’s silhouette is based on the old ZX runners from the 1980s. It’s designed to seem like a toy shoe for children.
Take A Closer Look At These Finer Points Now
The three stripes, which have a yellow and black edge that borrows from LEGO Shoes emblem, are also quite appealing to me.
When it comes to the laces, the shoe really stands out. Three red plastic brackets, each with three LEGO “studs,” hold the center three eyelets together.
Moving on to the dubrae, which are likewise made in the form of a 2 x 3 brick (three for Adidas’ three stripes) and have studs on them.
With a dazzling metallic shine and vertical stripes, the top is constructed of nylon.
These are the blue heel cup and green plug that sit underneath it. For increased heel stability, the plug is inserted into the bright yellow midsole, and I find the contrast to be visually appealing.
Let’s take a closer look at the cup of the heel. As soon as photographs of the sneaker surfaced, people assumed that the studs would be LEGO Shoes-compatible. However, the diameter of these studs is too tiny, and they are just there for cosmetic reasons.
Since Adidas isn’t well-versed in plastic injection molding processes, requiring them to add LEGO-compatible studs to the shoes seems like a tall order. On the other hand, the small LEGO words engraved into each stud show that Adidas has made some progress in this area.
From The Rear, You Can See The Shoe In Its Most Unfavorable Light
Reflective 3M is used in shoes to light them up in the dark if a car’s light falls on them, and the sliver of reflective 3M above the suede serves this purpose.
If you want to go for a nighttime jog, this will help you avoid being hit by a vehicle.
The bright yellow insole with the LEGO Shoes and Adidas logos emblazoned on them was another pleasant surprise. Enjoy them while you can, for, with frequent usage, they will fade.
For those who don’t recognize the primary colors and studs as belonging to a LEGO Shoes-branded shoe, there is a visible LEGO emblem on the tongue.
There is an Adidas torsion logo on the inside of the tongue, as well as the model name and some legal fine print, which I suppose LEGO Shoes attorneys needed for legal reasons.
The LEGO Adidas ZX 8000 is one of my favorites. The idea of LEGO Shoes and Adidas getting together to create a sneaker is mind-blowing to me since I’ve been an avid fan of both companies since I was able to pick my own shoes as an adolescent.
To me, Adidas has nailed this one, combining a nod to LEGO Shoes with a throwback running shoe and paying respect to the ZX’s rich history.
NMD (which has LEGO-inspired plugs), or even a 4D NMD would’ve been better choices, but I’m still hopeful that this isn’t the last word on a LEGO Shoes x Adidas collaboration.
I think LEGO Shoes and Adidas would be naive if they didn’t plan additional A-ZX models in the future based on how well this one sold.
As a LEGO Shoes lover, it’s mildly unfortunate that the studs are merely for cosmetic reasons, but the major loss in my opinion is the absence of a special LEGO mini figure with the Adidas trefoil emblem emblazoned on it!
My head would have exploded if LEGO Shoes had included an Adidas mini figure in addition to the shoelaces and additional debris.
Because of the shoe’s restricted availability, many LEGO enthusiasts were left out, which is unfortunate, and I believe that both LEGO Shoes and Adidas overestimated the influence this collaboration would have on the LEGO Shoes fan community.
As a result of all the anticipation and marketing surrounding the shoe’s release, many LEGO enthusiasts feel that they were pushed into a lion’s den and unprepared.
I’d love to see LEGO Shoes take this issue up with Adidas and maybe commission a new run (which will probably never materialize) for VIP members.