Adidas Consortium is Bring Back the LA Trainer

Back in 1984, Adidas' LA Trainer was one of the most popular among athletes. Now, 36 years later, the brand is resurrecting the sneaker.

The original release featured adjustable heel pegs, known as the Vario Shock-Absorption System, that allowed athletes to experiment with cushioning dependent on their weight, running style and running surface. Today, adidas Consortium brings it back in its retro colorway, featuring metallic detailing, mesh and an authentic "Made in Germany" insignia on the tongue.

The Adidas LA Trainer drops Aug. 6 at No42 Paris, No74 Berlin & global Consortium accounts.