The City Marathon PT lay hidden for almost a third of a century in the attic of a former Technical Director of adidas, until last year when the prototype was uncovered while the 90-year-old was moving house. The classic shoe design utilises adidas’ patented Dellinger Web technology, which disperses impact shock to cushion your stride when your foot hits the ground and, in turn, performs like a trampoline to add spring to every step you take.
For FW13 Adidas have re-produced this vintage silhouette with a trio of classic colourways: Berlin, Chicago and New York.
BERLIN – The abundance of blues throughout the Berlin colourway of the City Marathon PT evokes the vivid blue skies that can now be seen where the Berlin Wall once stood.
CHICACO – The Chicago colourway of the City Marathon PT, with its chrome tones and shiny silver stripes, echoes the glistening skyscrapers that stand proudly across America’s third city.
NEW YORK – The sharp grey overlays and light grey stripes used in the New York colourway of the City Marathon PT reflect the industrial hue of the iconic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which links Staten Island to Brooklyn.
The shoes also give a subtle nod to marathon racing by incorporating the distance it takes to complete a marathon course, 42.195km, as part of the branding.
Coming Soon to Offspring online and in store this September.