Hender Scheme is the Tokyo-based footwear and accessories brand founded and designed by Ryo Kashiwazaki. It’s Manual Industrial Products (MIP) series has garnered a cult following around the globe for its striking iterations of iconic footwear silhouettes. By rendering each pair in the highest-quality, vegetable-tanned leathers and exposing the complexity (or simplicity) of the designs through visible, handmade construction techniques, Kashiwazaki and his team offer a new way to appreciate and elevate designs more often associated with the street.
The HS ZX500 RM is based on the very first ZX style, released in 1984 and originally made with nylon and suede reinforcements on the uppers and an EVA sole, Here the shoe is available in two leather variations, each sitting upon a contemporary Boost sole. The first is a full, premium nude leather version with no post-processing. Over time, each individual pair will develop a unique, all-over patina based on the wear and conditions they are exposed to. The second version is available in two colorways and features a combination of two leathers with a mesh textile underlay and pull-chord lacing system. As well as smooth nude leather, it features a pigment-treated leather that takes on a naturally-wrinkled, crepe-like finish. This treatment also slows the aging process and as such a differing patina will appear across the two leathers over the course of each pair’s lifetime.
Closing out the FW18 capsule are a number of accessories, each constructed from a blend of considered textiles, elevated by naturally tanned leather accents and minimalist co-branding.
Hender Scheme x adidas ZX 500 RM
Style Code: F36044
Release Date: November 24, 2018