My experience with the early Nike Marathon was less than outstanding. Then, I got myself a pair of adidas Dragon sneakers to wear around campus. They were blue with white stripes, nylon with suede side reinforcements... a little extra construction detail that Nike was willing to forsake in their early days until people complained they fell apart too fast.
I liked them so much that I bought two pairs when they were originally in production; the first had an outsole without center nubs in the circles, while the outsole on the second version was (as I remember) exactly like the adidas SL72 sole. Not only that, I bought the reissues!
Some of the Dragon colorways:
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