The look of the ZX Flux BDGA was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction film, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The all-black upper, which conveys an appearance similar to outer space, is constructed in a densely woven nylon. Just as the darkness of space is contrasted by the steel grey of spaceships, the black upper is contrasted by the off-white outsole (with a speckled black panel). The yellow on the leather lining and outsole, as well as the orange highlights, are a nod to the space-suits in the movie.
Overall, the BDGA exudes an aura of calmness—not unlike the ambience of Kubrick’s masterpiece. It is priced at $120 and will be released at Bodega, Boston on July 18, with No. 42 Paris, No. 74 Berlin and selected Consortium retailers following on July 25. Check out the detailed photos above and cop your own pair later this week.