Overkill has a new collaboration with adidas. The two brands have created an extraordinary sneaker, fusing the ZX 8000 and ZX 9000 models together and creating a brand new model: the ZX 8500. Multiple sources of inspiration were used for the design, resulting in the shoe becoming a colourful explosion. Check out the first official images of the Overkill x adidas ZX 8500 below!
Overkill began in 1992 as a magazine focusing on Berlin's graffiti culture. In 2003, the brand opened a shop selling limited edition sneakers and streetwear in the heart of the German capital. The brand also organises various events such as exhibitions, parties and festivals. Overkill has a great influence on both the German and European sneaker community.
Overkill x adidas ZX 8500
The colour combination on the sneakers is inspired by the graffiti of Montana Gold. The shoe also refers to the childhood of the founders of Overkill. It is also a tribute to the city of Berlin, the city that forms the common thread of the design. The shoe reflects the 'Building Sadness' of the capital and several buildings have been used as inspiration.
The sneakers are full of different bright colours. Shades of neon yellow, pink, purple and red can be found on the design. The toebox and toe on the other hand contain a light beige colour, so there is a good balance between the front and back part of the shoe. The chequered laces also stand out, which you can change with the other laces you get.
A few unique details are the hybrid logos: for example, on the heel the Overkill logo and an 'inflammable' sign are combined. Also on the tongue, for example, the adidas logo and the Overkill logo are divided. The word "Overkill" is also stitched on the toebox, on the side of the heel you can see the adidas logo again.
Wherever the "OK" (Overkill) logo appears, there is a cover that comes with the shoe. Overkill designed this sleeve with the idea of protecting your sneakers from paint drips when you are doing graffiti. In addition, the adidas ZX 8500 "Overkill" also comes with extra laces and different lace-up labels.
Overkill x adidas ZX 8500: T-shirts
Especially for the release of the Overkill x adidas ZX 8500, four different t-shirts will be released. The graffiti artist 1UP has developed a design. The colourful letters form a recognizable graffiti design.
The atmos brand has also added colourful letters to its shirts. Beneath the letters, the two cities from which the brands originate, Berlin and Tokyo, are printed in small letters.
The Overkill x adidas ZX 8500 will be released on April 9, 2021 at 00:00 via Overkillshop.com. Keep an eye on the Sneakerjagers Release Calendar, in order not to miss all the other sneaker releases! Also check out the Sneakerjagers Blog to read more sneaker news!