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’ finds 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.
For our second drop of the collection, we took you to the jungle regions of Southeast Asia with the LXCON ’94 ‘Vietnam’. This week – for the capsule’s third and final release – we’re taking you to the icy plains of Greenland, with an iteration of the Marathon TR inspired by the island’s Polar Circle Marathon. Situated in Kangerlussuaq, ‘the Coolest Marathon on Earth’ takes runners on an awe-inspiring journey through an arctic tundra made up of glacier tongues, moraine landscapes and the soundless, arctic desert.
Our iteration of the Marathon TR ‘Greenland’ channels the sub-zero expedition with uppers designed with cool grey mesh and aqua blue suede. 3-Striping to the sidewall and branding to the heel tab are coloured in a popping red, while a marble grey envelopes the silhouette’s striking midsole underfoot. Inside, you’ll see a vector illustration symbolising the sights seen during the marathon. And this illustration can also be found the bespoke shoe box sent out with each order.
The size? x adidas Originals Marathon TR ‘Greenland’ will be available through the size? website and in selected size? stores on Friday the 22nd of November, priced at £85 and available in men’s and women’s sizes.