Earlier today I posted the first shoe from END. X adidas Consortium "Sahara". Here, you will see the 2nd shoe from the pack. The adidas ZX700 Boat sneaker. This cult favorite sneaker is back after a long hiatus. It's features a natural tan leather upper with suede panels, leather laces, a boost sole and gum bottom. It also comes with another pair of laces.
Here’s ENDs words on their inspiration for the pack.
“The vast, barren terrain of the Sahara Desert provides inspiration for END.’s AW16 adidas Consortiumcollaboration, dubbed ‘Sahara’. Both the execution and the materials draw their aesthetic from the 3.5 million square miles of undulating sand dunes which sprawl across much of the African continent.
The ZX 700 Boat, a more traditional silhouette, arrives in various shades of desert-camouflage beige, while the material-mix – smooth, natural-shade leather and rough suede – mimics the diverse surfaces found in arid landscapes. The NMD’s deep-green colour, gum sole and geometric, honeycombed upper are references to cacti, one of the few plants capable of growing and thriving in such environments.”
It's great to see this shoe gain. I actually have an all black pair from 2010 that I wore a couple of months back. So, to see this iteration in 2016 is quite satisfying. There have been a couple of sporadic releases many years back, but noting in comparison to what you see here. The quality on this pair is fantastic. END really pulled all the stops on this one and adidas delivered one of the best, if not the best, ZX 700 Boat sneaker. No hype needed. Just look at the images and decide for your self, but if you get lucky enough to get a pair, you will not be disappointed.
As for how you can grab a pair? Head over to ENDs launch page to register your email for a chance to buy a pair. They release on Saturday, November 5th. Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the images.