adidas Marathon TR OG "Epochal Pack"
adidas Originals has decided to go back to the pioneering project from 1979 - Marathon TR (Trainer). Originally they were created especially for cross country runners (in hard conditions). It is a great challenge, created under the watchful eye of the founder of the brand - Adi Dassler. It was one of the last projects that the founder of adidas took part in, unfortunately he died just before the premiere, in 1978.
Let's go the point. The designers of the "three strips" noticed a gap in the market, which they've decided to fill with a perfect project. The new design was quite a challenge, because the aim they have set was to achieve maximum durability with minimal loss of aesthetic values. That's how the Marathons were created. The core of the design is a carefully prepared sole. It is made of EVA foam with a shock absorbing mesh (Dellinger Web) and a powerful tread with an extension beyond the boot upper, whose task was to increase grip in most difficult conditions. Shoes has been reinforced with a rubber protective cover in the front and back. This combination guarantees lightness and maximum protection against slipping, injuries and damage.
Interesting fact. The idea of the characteristic "mesh" was given Bill Dellinger, athlete and coach of Bill Bowermann's famous group - "Track & Field" from Oregon. Some of you might know that Bowermann was co-responsible for the success of Nike, and together with Daniel, he coached the famous master "Pre."
adidas Marathon TR OG is an exact re-edition of the original version from 1979. A mesh and suede design highlighted with silver branding, perfectly matched the innovative sole. By the way, the outsole was made with many bulging Trefoil logos, which made the Marathons extremely innovative. When it comes to colors "Trace Royal" (blue) and "Base Green" (green), they are the original color schemes, stylized as the version from years ago. Both are part of the mini collection - "Epochal Pack".
I encourage all enthusiast of the "old school" to check the "on feet" gallery.