Adidas x Sean Wotherspoon ZX 8000 ‘SuperEarth’ Release April 16th

Adidas x Sean Wotherspoon ZX 8000 ‘SuperEarth’ Release April 16th

Chelsie Rendon

 Sean Wotherspoon has made an impact within the footwear industry with his vibrant designs and lively presence. Born in Virginia, Wotherspoon has always had a passion for sneakers so it was no surprise that at the age of 23; he and some friends teamed up to launch Round Two, a store that buys and sells vintage clothes and sneakers. His passion and drive for all things footwear really made him special which instantly solidified a loyal following around the world. What made him unique and relatable was the fact that he’s a collector at heart and being a designer follows behind that. When it comes to design he takes into account the mind of the collector and utilizes fresh colors and unique fabrics that appeal to sneaker enthusiasts. This theme allowed him to excel within the industry, eventually leading to his success with Nike. In 2017, he entered the ‘Vote Forward Air Max Day’ contest and won by a landslide. He combined two distinct silhouettes, the Air Max 1 and Air Max 97, to create a unique sneaker that everyone wanted. Upon release in 2018, the Nike Air Max 1/97 sold instantly and Wotherspoon’s already stable popularity grew exponentially. Since then he has collaborated with a handful of dignified brands including Nike, Chinatown Market, Vespa, Asics, and Adidas. To continue growing his portfolio, the designer is teaming up once again with Adidas to draw emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly practices just in time for Earth Day. 

Adidas continues to move towards a plastic-free process as they are huge advocates for optimal sustainability. The footwear powerhouse has introduced silhouettes prior that utilize safe textiles and recycled materials. Their continual effort includes the partnership with an environmental conservation organization known as Parley. To add to their eco-conscience prerogative, they’ve asked Wotherspoon to create a sneaker that correlates with this mindset. Sean has been a long-time advocate in sustainability and strives to offer better product options within the industry. Their first collaboration in 2020 rendered a classic silhouette, the Adidas Superstar, and gave it fun designs as its construction utilized minimal plastic and highlighted material. 

The latest release includes a vibrant rendition of the iconic ZX 8000. Taking notes from the Superstar, the shoe is met with bold colors, embroidered motifs, and recycled materials. Nicknamed ‘SuperEarth,’ the sneaker is designed with varying textiles amongst the upper for a quilt-like appearance. Upon its panels, we see details including frayed thread and a heel clip which contains a variety of mixed threads. The unique design is a collector’s dream as it offers comfort and a contemporary look that will stand out against the rest. The ZX 8000 ‘SUPEREARTH’ is immensely sought-after as many of Wotherspoon’s sneaker designs sell out relatively fast. The hype release isn’t for the faint of heart, instead, it is a reminder of the unique yet sustainable possibilities when it comes to footwear.

Grab a more detailed look at the Adidas x Sean Wotherspoon ZX 8000 ‘SUPEREARTH’ above. The silhouette will be released in adult sizes. Ready to secure your pair? Follow the instructions below to enter the draw and to shop all of our other current releases. 

Feature Release - Friday, April 16th

  • Visit the “Releases” page on our site.
  • Click your size and enter your information.
  • You will be notified the night prior if your entry is granted.

Our Feature Release Draw ends Thursday, 4/15, at 4 p.m. PST. All winners will receive notice the night before the official launch date if they have won.

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