Introduced as a runner back in 1984 at the Los Angeles Olympic Games, the L.A. Trainer became right after – a worldwide blockbuster. The reason was the Vario Shock-Absorption System (or the 3-plugs/studs system), which allowed the athletes to experiment with cushioning depending on their weight, running style and running surface.
In that same year, Adidas moved the production from Germany to France, which meant farewell to the “Made in West Germany” inscription on the tongue. The L.A. Trainer was also the last one in the range of the legendary adidas City series, produced there.
Now, 32 years from its first appearance, the model designed as a trainer and a competition shoe – for the sports field and/or the gym – spend its time days in urban spaces.
This year, adidas Consortium have reissued the incredibly and much-loved L.A. Trainer in its Original colorway. Manufactured at the adidas factory in Scheinfeld near to the company HQ in Herzogenaurach, the sneakers feature a 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.
The authentic “Made in Germany” insignia on the tongue adds faithful to this adidas Originals series classic.
Adidas Consortium L.A. Trainer OG “Made in Germany” will release on August 7 and will be available to purchase at select Consortium retailers, worldwide.
Photos courtesy of End Clothing