For Fall 2013 adidas Originals are flexing a bit of that running heritage in the form of the City Marathon Pack. Paying homage to three of the most globally renowned marathons, we here at Urban Industry have the Berlin, Chicago and New York on offer in the recently resurrected City Marathon PT running shoe. 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. The Chicago colourway, with its chrome tones and shiny silver stripes, echoes the glistening skyscrapers that stand proudly across America’s third city. Finally, the sharp grey overlays and light grey stripes used in the New York colourway reflect the industrial hue of the iconic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which links Staten Island to Brooklyn. Adidas have the official word on this rather tasteful pack:
“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 we’ve re-produced this vintage silhouette with a trio of classic colourways: Berlin, Chicago and New York. 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”.