The adidas Quesence Picks Up Where the ZX Series Left Off
Take a look around, and it’s clear that the cycle of trends has come around to the 1990s: England made it to a World Cup semi final; kids and adults alike are clamouring for the Super Nintendo; and sportswear is the uniform of the streets. Given this climate it’s only natural that some of the most iconic sneakers of the decade — such as Nike’s Air Max series — are coming back for a second go. adidas, however, have been taking a different approach, taking the DNA of their 90s runners and reinterpreting it for a modern audience.
We’ve seen this in action already this year with the huge success of the Yung-1, which was essentially a hi-definition remaster of the Falcon Dorf runner from 1997. Now the 3 Stripes have looked to their legendary ZX series for inspiration for the distinctively-named Quesence.
Back in the 1990s, the adidas ZX series represented the pinnacle of the brand’s running prowess, covering a wide range of models for all styles of running, from trail to road. In subsequent years their bold colour-blocking and futuristic panelling have made them objects of desire for collectors and the style-conscious alike. adidas have taken this retro appeal and applied it to the Quesence, a lifestyle sneaker that draws from the overall aesthetic of the ZX series and reinterprets it for the streets.
Boasting mesh uppers with reassuringly thick suede overlays, with a moulded heel clip and reflective detailing giving a nod to their performance heritage, the colour-blocking is what makes the Quesence the true heir to the ZX series throne. Presented here in a rich Collegiate Green with pops of bold blue and a more subtle pink hue, the Quesence will be the perfect sneaker to add a burst of colour to your rotation for the summer and beyond.
The adidas Quesence in Collegiate Green is available online and in-store now from Aphrodite Clothing.