adidas Originals release the Nizza High under a familiar theme this season with their “Zip’ pack. If the Tanker colorway of the Porter Five-Two 3 collection was a bit understated for your tastes, new in-line colors inject some color into the one-time basketball sneaker. A vertical zipper is incorporated into the heel for easy entry. For more details, refer to the press release below.
The Nizza is an iconic archive piece that has superseded its original purpose as a lightweight basketball shoe to become a staple item in the adidas catalogue and, thanks to its clean upper – essentially a blank canvas – a favourite of collaborators seasonally.
Last season saw a pairing between the dons of contemporary Japanese luggage, Porter and the humble Nizza as part of the Five-Two 3 ‘Brands Pack’ that introduced the unique concept of a zip at the rear of the hi-top for quick, unfettered access, albeit in extremely limited numbers.
Following on from this success, the zip-up Nizza returns in 4 colourways and a wider distribution to appease those who didn’t manage to cop the Five-Two 3 iteration first time round.
Featuring a durable, synthetic upper with solid, single colour blocking and matching 3-Stripes, the clean feel of the silhouette is furthered through the vulcanised midsole and foxing that matches the colourway to the upper.The YKK zipper at the back is the star attraction of the shoe and is integrated subtly enough that the silhouette doesn’t lose any appeal, while adding unquestionable functionality.
Available in Black, Navy, Red and Olive from selected adidas Originals retailers.