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Adidas Marathon on Sale

Postby inkeron » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:23 am

If you were wondering why the Adidas Marathon Online looks like it would have been an established model yet there’s not all that much information out there about it, there’s a story to explain that. See, the ‘PT’ in Marathon PT means ‘Prototype’ and that’s as far as this model had gone before a former adidas technical director discovered an old pair while working on moving to a new home.


Part of the Archive Pack, adidas Originals is bringing back 1988's Shop Adidas Marathon, a running model associated with marathon runner Rob de Castella. Once one of the top distance models of adidas' storied running range, the shoe features high quality materials such as lightweight Clarino synthetic suede and different densities of foam in the midsole to aid the natural foot strike of the wearer. The Marathon 88 took the tech running elements of the time and developed the classic Marathon silhouette into a streamlined running shoe for the runner elite.

The Adidas Marathon on Sale just emerged from the Three Stripes archives after a long hiatus. Turns out the reason we have another chance to enjoy this classic runner is because a former adidas technical director stumbled upon a pair while preparing to move into a new home. Three new colorways will commemorate some of the great marathon cities, each featuring ‘42.195’ branding, which is the number of kilometers equivalent to 26.2 miles. The Berlin edition borrows from the German capital’s blue skies, the Chicago pair uses silver in tribute to the Windy City’s skyscrapers, and New York goes for grey, honoring the Verrazano Bridge that connects Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Adidas Marathon Shoes Never Made project has birthed many a silhouette that fuses the label’s vintage uppers with its equally large inventory of sole units, giving way to a series of sole swapped models that breathe fresh life into what has become all too familiar. Unveiled only recently and further established through its HYPEFEST appearance, the German brand’s dedication to creating something new is sure to lead to a long line of hybrids later in the year.

One new arrival, the Adidas Marathon Mens/Womens, fuses the luxe suede and mesh finishings of the OG Marathon runner with the more substantial bottom of the I-5923. While the blue colorway released originally in the initial set, adidas has added to the vintage/modern fusion with an equally strong red and black palette.
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