We’re back with adidas for our ongoing archive series and this time we turn our attention to the Marathon TR yet again for another exclusive colourway. We shed some light on the silhouette around the time of its last release, but in case you missed it let us fill you in…
The adidas Originals Marathon TR was one of the final silhouettes Adi Dassler worked upon, meticulously designed through a constant back and forth process between athletes and the brand. A group of specialist runners rigorously tested the shoes, reporting back to Dassler with any comments until they reached near perfection in 1979.
It was a trail-running pioneer when it was first released. The Marathon’s aggressive rubber outsole provided runners with the traction needed to tackle the toughest of terrains, and the model’s Dellinger webbed midsole delivered a futuristic look for its era. The net-like sole unit enhanced compression within the midsole, providing the wearer with greater shock-absorption – a feature that the brand’s additional models like the New York and the Atlanta has consistently replicated.
For our latest rendition of the 40-year-old runner, we’ve painted the pair in a contrasting red and blue colourway. The breathable mesh and suede uppers promise enduring comfort, with a soft nylon tongue to keep things cosy. Underfoot, we’ve painted the runner’s protruding Trefoil print outsole in a gum shade – only the second time it’s appeared on the Marathon TR.