The LEGO x Adidas ZX 8000 collaborative shoes were released last week and I was lucky enough to win one of the raffles that I entered in for a chance to purchase a pair. I won it off of Footshop which is a European shoe boutique and it cost me about $186. The shipment was extremely fast as I got the package in three days.
The box is very plain as the shoes only came in a white box and not the blue LEGO style box as some social media influencers got. The top of the box faintly shows the Adidas A-ZX Series logo and the back has the LEGO x Adidas collaboration.
The shoes are made of a combination of mesh and synthetic suede while the outsole is made of rubber. The color scheme of the shoe is very bright showing some of LEGO’s main colors of blue, red, green, and yellow. The shoe tongue has the LEGO logo and the insoles has the LEGO x Adidas collab. The front and back of the shoe has some brick design in green and blue.
The laces are yellow and there are some 2×3 LEGO brick lace jewels on the front. They are interchangeable as Adidas has provided extra laces which come in black, gray, green, blue and red while the jewels also come in those same colors.
As far as comfort goes, they don’t feel that comfortable they are kind of stiff and I probably will have to break them in. I’ll have to see if I want to wear them out since I bought them mainly as a collectible. LEGO brick socks not included.
Overall, the LEGO x Adidas ZX 8000 is a very niche item and something that was out of the blue. It was very hard to get as you had to enter a raffle for a chance to get them directly from Adidas. The LEGO VIP Reward Center also dropped them for a cool 15,600 points and those sold out within 10-15 minutes of going live. I heard LEGO didn’t have some of the larger sizes for this option. LEGO is also doing sweepstakes for 750 points for each size (6 – 11.5) and that ends on October 11.
Other countries also had worldwide raffles for a chance to get them and that’s how I ended up with mine. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to post them because I found out about them at the eleventh hour. There were also some sites that sold them directly as well and you had to do some research to find out those sites. I know of a few people who went that route instead.
I felt that the raffles were a fair way for those who wanted a pair to have a chance at them. This also meant that a majority of those who wanted one weren’t able to get them. This is simply how he shoe market has been like for years. At least LEGO give everyone a chance for a pair on the VIP Reward Center.
Currently, the secondary market isn’t too bad as they are hovering around the $200 mark with shipping. I think there will be some undercutting as more and more people get their orders so you may be able to find some good deals.
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