With the adidas ZX 750 currently back on the shelves recently we had the chance to get a pair and review its features in 2023. This iconic Adidas sneaker first came out in 1984 as part of the brand’s new ZX series that continued to develop new models for years and eventually became synonymous with the Torsion system. At the beginning the whole ZX series was about creating running shoes from all types of runners, from the beginner to pros, for short or long distances. However, much like the Superstar or the Campus  the shoes have been absorbed into street culture way  before their technology became outdated. The adidas ZX 750 is one of the most popular of the series and it has been brought back on the market countless times in the past few decades. 

How They Fit

The pair we got was the one in military green and white, an exclusive version made for Finishline. At a first look the shoes look as stylish as ever, with a lot of details that makes its silhouette quite distinct. They are quite lightweight given the materials used and they fit true to size. If not sure what size you need you can check our Adidas shoes size chart. However, they feel a fit stiff at first which recommends a bit of a break in period

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The upper of the adidas ZX 750 is made of  a combination of leather, suede and mesh. The upper design makes sense if we think about the initial concept of the shoe when it first came out with a focus on stability. The exposed TPU plate from the heel area is a nice touch but it also secures the heel in place, something that for long distance running was a big help. The three stripes are elongated and serve as an anchoring system for the lacing system to the sole unit. The mesh in the quite roomy toe box area provides some decent air flow. There is plenty of cushioning in the ankle collar area and tongue which gives it an initial plushy feel. Among other things that we’ve noticed during our short adidas ZX 750 review is that while its running days are over, these are great everyday sneakers even in the colder seasons as long as there isn’t too much humidity to deal with. 

Sole Unit 

The sole unit of the adidas ZX 750 is relatively simple even if at the first look it seems more elaborate. The white, exposed re-engineered EVA midsole provides most of the cushioning while a higher cupsole density foam in the heel and forefront add more stability in those areas. The result is a very stable shoe that is great for everyday use but also in the gym if you want to rock a retro look while working out. The wavy pattern from the rubber sole provides some basic traction that is good enough for what purpose this sneaker serves nowadays. 

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Bottom Line 

Decades after its release this sneaker remains one of the most iconic retros from the German brand. There is one way to conclude our adidas ZX 750 review and that is saying that for $100 you get a one of a kind retro design, a durable shoe that is still quite versatile. While not a performance runner anymore, it is a great lifestyle sneaker that you can take with you in the gym or even for short runs when out for a jog. It is surely one of the most stylish adidas Retro shoes to rock this year.