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    Los Angeles, sporty street style is the inspiration for these shoes. Featuring iconic design lines from the LA Trainer, the sneakers have a moder… Read More
    Los Angeles, sporty street style is the inspiration for these shoes. Featuring iconic design lines from the LA Trainer, the sneakers have a modern textile upper with flatlock seams. Read Less
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FW15 /// Adidas Originals
 
Based on one of the most iconic shoes adidas has ever made: the L.A. Trainer. Originally launched for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, it first became a running and training favorite with its adjustable plugs and later made quite a career as an Originals come-back version a decade ago. In 2015, the Los Angeles shoe brings back the comfy and lightweight feeling of sunny California, portraying a new and modernized design.
Supported by a German-made Continental rubber outsole and cushy midsole, this crispy iteration of the sneaker is ready for the streets.
 
Creative direction: S.Handy & O.Unnasch
Development: V.Zhang & A.Hess
Support: I.Nganga
 
Some sketches during the design process, the goal was to keep elements from the adidas collective memory and giving a modern look to the new silhouette. The construction of the shoe helps to play the color blocking in many different ways and it's a blank canvas to combine different materials.
The Continental rubber outsole shows an organic design linked to the original l.a.trainer sole unit.
Sketch development process
Los Angeles first sample
Los Angeles development sample
“White”
“Core Black” 
"Core Black/Shkmin"
“Dark Blue”
SoulSole VII feat. adidas Originals Los Angeles Drop | via: Dead Stock Sneakerblog
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