Introducing: The Adidas USA 84

Fashion / September 9, 2020
by Johanna Roelich

The adidas USA 84 trainer is a beautiful reminder of the golden era of 3 stripes, running trainers & elite athletes from the 1980s.

adidas once again have delved deep into the archives from the past 40 years and rereleased one of the 3 stripes favourites, ready to take on a new era. With a massive variety of revitalised styles from adidas over the past few years, the classic 3 stripes are more relevant and important today to the modern trainer enthusiast, just as they were on the original release date. Without these archives, adidas would simply not be “Die Marke Mit Den 3 Streifen” (the mark with the three stripes) as we know it.

For one of their latest footwear releases, adidas looks back to the popularity of running trainers from the ’80s and redevelops a brand new silhouette with the adidas USA 84 trainer.

adidas really stamped their iconic 3 stripe mark on the tracks and the tarmac in the early 80s, which, as a decade in itself, saw some of the greatest footwear releases to date. During this golden era, adidas released the likes of the Oregon, the Marathon and the New York which utilised a special webbing system to the midsole and were made in collaboration with the Olympic running coach, Bill Dellinger. Other notable running styles from the era also included the Boston Super, the ZX series and the Los Angeles trainer which originally launched to celebrate the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.

Just like the recently released adidas Stadt trainer that captured all the magic of the colourful City Series, the adidas USA 84 trainer runs with a similar type of vibe. Capturing all the running nostalgia of the 1980s, the adidas USA 84 references the likes of the Los Angeles the Oregon and the New York. Drawing inspiration from the golden era of 3 stripes running trainers, the USA 84 features a lightweight, two layer mesh upper that could easily be mistaken for an OG 3 stripes runner. The adidas USA 84 trainer is finished off with the signature 3 stripes to the sidewalls as well as original trefoil branding to the tongue and heel tab.

Get your piece of adidas history with the USA 84, available at scotts now.

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