Adidas Marathon Tech Review
The past meets the future in the Adidas Marathon Tech running shoes. The iconic look has been rebooted and improved with great new technology. The end result is Adidas Marathon Tech. A new spin of the old classic shoes that so many generations grew up with. The highly regarded Adidas TRX Competition.
Adidas Marathon Tech has a vintage-inspired upper, mixed with the good old Boost technology in the outsole. A classic retro design, that’s been improved for the new generations to come.
Back in the ’80s, the Adidas TRX Competition was Adidas' first trail sneaker. It was also a source of pride and joy for the company. The 2019 re-emergence from the Adidas’s factory is another great example of how a great sneaker can withstand the test of time in order to make a glorious comeback.
Plenty of runners, who loved the style of the great retro sneakers, will love the Adidas Marathon Tech’s presence on the market yet again. Things have a chance in the past 40 years or so, but the quality that Adidas has the offer remains a constant.
So, let’s take a closer look at Adidas Marathon Tech sneakers.
Mesh and synthetic suede upper
Responsive Boost midsole
No vegan version
But what is a Boost midsole? A sturdy solid granular material known as Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is blown up and reshaped into miniature energy capsules. They’re the size of rice grains, and when they’re reshaped, they make the silhouette’s unique styrofoam-esque midsole. And what’s so great about them? It’s believed that they have the highest energy return of any shoe currently on the market, something that’s been a source of a lot of pride and joy to Adidas. Right until the invention of the Boost technology, the EVA midsole was the best possible option for energy return, but the, Boost shook things up quite a bit. So, in essence, the more energy you spend running in the Adidas Marathon Tech, the more energy you’ll get back in return.
You’ll have that bouncy, responsive feel from the very beginning until the very end of your run and you won’t get tired of that wonderful feeling. As a finishing touch, the addition to the net design is added in the center of the midsole. It looks great on the entirely white midsole. Without the net design, it would have looked bare and unattractive, but the net design gives the sneakers a little edge and character.
But what makes the 2019 version so great? The Amazon Marathon Tech has a regular fit, and mesh that provides breathable feel throughout the entire shoe. The shoelace openings on the new improved model have plastic loops that hold the shoelaces tightly in position, and the all too familiar stripes that can be found on the side of the upper, are now (in some models) blended with the surface of the upper. The color of the stripes in some of the sneakers doesn’t stand out in the newer version of the sneakers. The three stripes of the Adidas logo have the exact same color with the color used in the upper, which is great.
The Boost technology is the true MVP in the Marathon Tech’s roster and the real example of improving an otherwise great sneaker. The Marathon Tech is a sleek, clean and elegant retro-inspired version of a great shoe form the past. It’s the shoe that makes the past the present merge in one stylish structure, and the benefits of that merger will be felt in the years to come.