Over the years, adidas has released a series of silhouettes coined after popular marathon destinations around the world. For our latest work with the sportswear giants, we wanted to take this concept a step further.
Stepping onto the beaten track, our ‘Alternative Marathons’ pack takes its inspiration from those worldwide marathons you may not be too familiar with. The collection – which reimagines three of adidas’ coveted silhouettes from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s – channels three marathons which have built a cult following for their awe-inspiring landscapes unique to anything else on the planet.
First up, we’re taking you to Jordan’s Wadi Rum Marathon. The ultra-marathon, which covers a whopping 260km over 5 days, begins in the ancient city of Petra and leads runners past tombs mountainside carvings and caves before traversing into the lunar-like landscape of the Jordanian desert.
Using adi’s ZX 500 as a blank canvas, our iteration channels the desert race with a predominantly dusty ‘Ash Pearl’ colourway. Smooth leather uppers are complemented by ‘Active Orange’ 3-Stripes, while a yellow tab to the sidewall has been added to link together each exclusive from the capsule. Inside, you’ll see a vector illustration symbolising the sights seen during the marathon. This illustration can also be found on the bespoke shoe box sent out with each order.
The size? x adidas Originals ZX 500 ‘Jordan’ will be available through the size? website and in selected size? stores on Friday the 8th of November, priced at £75.