it is. The Adidas LA Sneaker was a running shoe designed for the
1984 Olympic Games; which was held in Los Angeles, California. It
is one of Adidas' most popular shoes, and is currently part of the
Originals heritage collection. The Adidas Los Angeles is a modern
reworking of this shoe; it lacks the nylon tongue, trefoil heel
patch, and the tri-colour Vario plugs of the LA sneaker. While the
Los Angeles lacks a few design features of the original LA sneaker,
it does adhere to the same upper, midsole and outersole design.
While the midsole of the Los Angeles sneaker may look the same as
the LA sneaker - it has the same dimensions - it is actually made
from a modern ultra-soft EVA compound that Adidas state provides
Adidas Los Angeles sneaker
Adidas LA Sneaker
As the pictures above highlight, the Adidas Los Angeles has a simple, sleek and clean-cut look, evolving the Adidas LA sneakers retro 80's design into the modern era. Add-in the additional modern materials and cushioning used in the construction of the Adidas Los Angeles, it is a valid conclusion to state that the Adidas Los Angeles is a modern reincarnation rather than a simple copy of the Adidas LA sneaker.