adidas Quesence 'Collegiate Green'

adidas Quesence Collegiate Green

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.

adidas Quesence Trainers

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.

adidas Quesence Details

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.

adidas Quesence Close Up

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.

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