Nike Roshe Run vs adidas ZX Flux

After a while without comparing models, today we begin once again with two of the hottest models this season: The Nike Roshe Run and the adidas ZX Flux.

Alfonso already told you a little bit about the Nike Roshe Run in this amazing post, but for this comparison we’ll focus on one core fact: their minimalistic design, inspired by Zen philosophy.

This simple and streamlined look is the common ground of the Roshe Run and the Flux. As Bea explained in another post dedicated to the adidas ZX Flux, they were conceived as a more contemporary and simple version of the adidas ZX 8000.

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Did the release of the Nike Roshe Run in 2010 and their huge success since have anything to do with the design of the adidas ZX Flux in 2014? There’s no doubt that the two big guns of sports equipment watch each other closely… and there’s no denying that the minimalistic design has been a great hit for both brands.

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In addition, these two sneakers have become one of the most cherished models by adidas and Nike, and have been treated with countless colourways and, above all, with the addition of new technologies.

In what refers to the Nike Roshe Run, the american brand has included on the upper the Hyperfuse technology, that fuses three materials together for a seamless textile. This technology provides flexibility, breathability and durability, as Alfonso explained in his post about Nike technologies.

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Hyperfuse technology

Other Roshe Run models, like the Natural Motion pack, feature Free technology on the sole, which provides a barefoot feeling.

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Free sole

And at adidas they don’t intend to get left behind: all their ZX Flux feature the technologies of the predecessor, the ZX 8000: The Torsion system, that gives extra support to the feet and the TPU heel stabilizer.

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TPU heel stabilizer

Furthermore, adidas reserve they A-game for special models like the adidas ZX Flux Tech. These Flux feature the innovative adiprene material, which absorbs impact to protect the foot, and the special running sole identical to that of the adizero adios models.

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adizero adios sole

To sum up, we have two sneakers inspired by the “less is more” motto, with the latest technologies by Nike and adidas. Which is your favourite?