When talking about Canadian heroes, Terry Fox definitely makes the list. His Marathon of Hope brought the country together. Now, adidas Canada is releasing a retro pair of sneakers to commemorate his run.

The Terry Fox collection is being made on the fortieth anniversary of Fox's attempted journey across the Canada to raise money for cancer research

adidas is re-releasing its Orion sneakers, the same ones Fox wore in 1980.

According to Complex, Fox had written a letter to adidas before he started his journey asking for a donation of 26 pairs of shoes. 

These new models include Fox's name on the side along with the signature stripes, as well as a 40-year anniversary logo inside.

Even the tissue paper included with the shoes will have significance. It will be a recreation of the original letter that Fox wrote asking for shoes from adidas.

In addition, the collection includes a t-shirt emblazoned with Terry Fox on the front, as well as a map of his journey on the back.

All of the profits from the sale of these items will be donated directly to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Complex says that the company is hoping to raise $1 million, and that these shoes and shirt are just the first of more drops coming in the next six months. 

These will include seven more shirts and a pair of Ultraboost DNA shoes that will reimagine the classic look.

The shoes and shirt will both be available starting on May 20. The sneakers will be available for $130 and the top will go for $40.

Unfortunately for sneaker collectors in the rest of the world, these commemorative items will only be available in Canada.

Terry Fox is an iconic Canadian, and his contributions to cancer research are still recognized today. He was offered up on Twitter as someone who could be on the new five-dollar bill.


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