Who should buy the Adidas LA Trainer OG

This classic Adidas sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a sneaker with a vintage, old-school vibe that offers great modern qualities
  • You are after a stylish sneaker that matches any outfit

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Style of the Adidas LA Trainer OG

The LA Trainer OG is an Adidas kick that oozes vintage appeal with its mesh-suede or plain pigskin suede upper and signature heel pegs. It has a low-top structure and a sporty yet stylish look that anyone - men and women alike, can rock with any casual wear. One of the classic ‘80s shoes, it sure is a throwback shoe that can still stand out in the athleisure trend.

Adidas LA Trainer OG Laces

Notable Features

One feature that the Adidas LA Trainer has been known for since it initially dropped in the ‘80s is its three removable tri-color heel pegs for customized cushioning, otherwise known as the Adidas Vario Shock Absorption System.

Adidas LA Trainer OG Tongue

Such a feature, of course, is manifested on the OG version as well. Some releases of the LA Trainer OG also features the “L.A. TRAINER” text on one of the Three Stripes – the one closest to the heel, in particular.

History of the Adidas LA Trainer OG

Top footwear brand Adidas was initially founded by brothers Adolf and Rudolf Dassler as the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory in 1924 in Herzogenaurach, Germany. However, the brothers had a controversial falling out that led to their separation and eventually the formation of two different and rival shoe companies. Adolf, or otherwise known as Adi, formed Adidas, while Rudolf or Rudi went on and established Puma.  

Adidas LA Trainer OG Midsole

Adi Dassler then registered Adidas on August 18, 1949, and started working with only 47 employees. It was also that day when he registered the first shoe that bears the brand’s iconic Three Stripes. Years and countless Adidas shoes that meet every athlete's need later, the Three Stripes has become one of the most prominent brands in the athletic community.

Adidas LA Trainer OG Toebox

Facts / Specs

Base model: Adidas LA Trainer
Style: Classic, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.