adidas Orion OG

 

For Spring/Summer '21 adidas take a trip back into the vault to resurrect more forgotten styles and ahead of their time creations. It's somewhat of a rare treat for vintage running product to get the full 1 to 1 reissue treatment as outside of the Spezial line, these don't come along all that often.
The shoe in question is the adidas Orion. Looking like a quite few similar styles from the era it was originally produced, the combination of suede and nylon on the upper, the exaggerated rubber toe bumper and trefoil patterned outsole are nothing new. However, the Orion is perhaps best known as the shoe of choice for Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist Terry Fox. adidas were the first to hear of Fox's goal to run across the breadth of Canada - all 3,339 miles - and gifted a pair of Orion's to Fox as he set about raising 24 million dollars ($1 dollar for each Canadian citizen at the time) for the Canadian Cancer Society. 
adidas paid homage to Fox's legacy last year with a collection that raised funds for the Terry Fox foundation and bore his name in place of the Orion branding. This season, the adidas Orion rejoins the adidas Originals fold. A shoe truly befitting of legendary status.

The adidas Orion OG is available to buy online now via the button below!

Photos by Gail Harvey via adidas.

adidas Orion OG
FX5632
Navy/White
Price: £70.00