Adidas Originals: Light-Reflective Xeno Shoes
Inspired by a snake from South-East Asia, global sportswear giant Adidas has produced a collection of light-activated, colour-changing shoes.
The Xenopeltis snake, best known for its highly iridescent scales, is the inspiration behind the range. The innovative Xeno material transforms from a slightly iridescent matt black surface into a multicoloured rainbow gradient under direct light. Each of the three Black Pack designs features a different stained-glass-shaped snakeskin design.
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