On Wednesday morning, a commemorative line of Adidas shoes, honouring the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox sold out within minutes, leaving plenty of disappointed fans.
Adidas announced last week that it would be re-releasing the Orion shoes, the same ones that Fox wore in 1980 during the Marathon of Hope. The navy blue shoes feature “Terry Fox” written near the logo, a 40th anniversary sock liner, commemorative shoelaces, and a special design on the insole.
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The collection also included a limited-edition T-shirt featuring an iconic image of Terry Fox and a map of his journey.
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The collection, which was exclusive to Canada, released at 10 am ET/7 am PT and quickly sold out. Disappointed fans took to social media, saying that they had disappeared within moments of the release.
I tried and tried. At 20 sec after 7am PT they were all sold out. Couldn’t enter a size. May want to release again? Or more? How does the entire stock sell out in 20 sec
— Josh Gibson (@JoshGibber10) May 20, 2020
@adidasCA please make more of these! I went to the site at 10:00 and they weren’t up yet, refreshed and they were sold out – you know you have market demand.#TerrysTeam #TerryFox #CancerSurvivor #MakeMore
— Jessica Smith (@JessTyne) May 20, 2020
Tried to buy 2 pairs. Wife and myself…all sizes gone in 3 minutes. Not cool
I was on at 10:01
— Joshua Reynolds (@wolfprowler) May 20, 2020
Other Twitter, users pointed out that the shoe had already been posted on eBay at marked-up prices.
Already there lol. pic.twitter.com/VNW3MjWsW3
— Stu Lynch (@stuartlynch) May 20, 2020
— M.Afellay (i miss sports) 🇩🇯🇸🇴🇲🇬 (@TB12TG) May 20, 2020
Adidas replied to some of the comments, hinting that a restock could be coming over the next few months.
We’ll be restocking and releasing more drops over the next couple months. Stay tuned for updates. 👀
— adidas Canada (at 🏡) (@adidasCA) May 20, 2020