Footpatrol x Adidas ZX Torsion: Behind the Design

Adidas have done all they can to make the technical innovation of the Torsion’s 30th Birthday as special as they could possible make them. Reaching far and wide to pay homage to the product. Their latest effort comes in the form of a collaboration with UK based Footpatrol, drawing inspiration from London’s Notting Hill Carnival. Attracting over one million people annually, the Notting Hill Carnival is one of the world’s largest street festivals. Lead by members of London’s West Indian community it is known for its vibrant colours, bold outfits, and signature music. What Footpatrol have tried to channel with their Adidas ZX Torsion is the spirit of the festival through their model’s aesthetic.

Opting to get a little colourful. The Footpatrol x Adidas ZX Torsion equips a grey Torsion base with bold bursts of neon yellow. The most notable hit of which arrives on the fuzzy tennis ball-style Three Stripe midfoot graphic. Co-branded detailing then hits both the tongue and heel. While the Torsion bar features a marbled multicolour pattern that nods to the carnival’s inherently energetic spirit. The two-piece midsole meanwhile is packed full of Boost cushioning for modern-day comfort. The look is completed by a Footpatrol logo equipped with a traditional headdress on the insole.

When is the model expected to release?

The Notting Hill Carnival runs from August 25th to August 26th in London so it isn’t ridiculous to think the Footpatrol Adidas ZX Torsion will release sometime around then. Although an official release date is yet to be confirmed for this model. Similarly a retail price hasn’t been set as of yet, but we can use past products to predict it will be available for around the £110 mark across online trainers retailers, give or take, perhaps with it being labelled slightly more expensive due to its connection with Footpatrol.