Back in 1984, Los Angeles hosted the Olympics and the original LA Trainer was launched to commemorate the occasion. adidas Originals are bringing back the famed runners as part of the Spring 2012 collection. The biggest technological advancement at the time was the implementation of the V.S.A., short for Vario Shock Absorb, in its heels. These three pins would be pulled out to adjust the cushioning of the soles. It may sound a little primitive now but it was a revolutionary technology in the 80’s. Unfortunately the pins on these retro models do not pop out, but were added to mimic the original aesthetic. A classic combination of suede and mesh materials are used on the uppers and these sneakers come in black or navy colorways. Find both of these sneakers over at atmos in Tokyo right now.