Back in 1984 to herald the start of the Los Angeles Olympics adidas created the LA Trainer, a crossover classic whose cutting edge Vario Shock-Absorption System (i.e. the pegs) enabled athletes to experiment with cushioning dependent on their weight, running style and running surface. This game-changing shoe also happened to be the last in the range of the legendary adidas City series as well as being one of the final models to roll off the German production line with the brand moving their headquarters outside of Bavaria that same year.
32 years later and now adidas Consortium have made an incredibly faithful re-issue of the much-loved LA Trainer which they’ve had made at the adidas factory in Scheinfeld near to the company HQ in Herzogenaurach complete with an authentic ‘Made in Germany’ insignia on the tongue. This version has also been made using the OG colourway with a leather-suede upper, metallic detailing, Stockmayer mesh (a German-sourced technical fabric also used on the 1984 version) and an authentic lack of lettering on the uppermost stripe resulting in a stunning recreation of this classic runner.
Available from August the 6th at No.42 Paris and No.74 Berlin and all global Consortium accounts.