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Adidas TRX: light weight canvas jogging shoe (1976)

The Adidas TRX is a popular lightweight canvas jogging shoe that was originally released in 1976. The 'TRX' stands for 'TRAX' or 'Traction', and refers to the shoe's gum rubber outsole: that is designed to grip most running surfaces. The Adidas TRX was originally released in a "air force" blue and "electric yellow" colorway (shown below). The Adidas TRX has been re-released a number of times as part of the Adidas Originals product line; however, the TRX is mostly released as a time limited special edition sneaker. One of the most recent re-releases of the TRX was in the Fall Originals 2009 collection; it is currently not for sale from Adidas.

A pair of used trx sneakers, that is released in electric blue, with grey striples and heel tab. The tongue of the TRX sneaker, in the classic light yellow label, with trefoil logo and german descriptive text.

Shows the yellow heel patch of the trx, with the trefoil logo printed in blue. Side profile of the trx, in the classic yellow and blue colourway.

While the traditional colourway for the TRX is "air force" blue and "electric" yellow, the sneaker has been released in a range of additional colourways; such as: blue/grey, grey/blue and purple/blue/brown. While the upper of the original TRX sneakers was made from canvas, some versions of the TRX are made out of mesh; a material that is more breathable and durable. While the TRX was originally a running shoe, a range of modern Adidas footwear has rendered the cushioning technology of the TRX defunct as a competitive running shoe.

The TRX brand name has been used by Adidas to market a range of modern football boots and training shoes. These shoes feature TRX studs, grips and tracks. Some modern Adidas TRX boots and shoes are the: Adidas Incurza TRX SG Rugby Boots; Adidas AW14 FF80 TRX SG II Rugby Boots; Adidas Predito Absolado LZ TRX Astro Turf Boots; Adidas Performance 11 Nova Trx AG Football Boots; Adidas F30 TRX Firm Ground Boots; and the Adidas Predator LZ TRX Firm Ground Football Boots.