The adidas Originals Gazelle is the trainer
that started it all. At the heart of terrace culture, it’s one of only a few silhouettes that can truly be considered a part of British history.
As with lots of adidas trainers, simplicity is what the Gazelle is all about. The OG construction sees a buttery suede upper with leather three stripes detailing sat atop a white sole. With an instantly recognisable toebox and signature Gazelle stamp to the heel, the combination of looks, comfort and quality has made this trainer stand the test of time.
Originally designed and released by adidas in 1968 as a training shoe, it was only in the early 80s that the Gazelle truly rose to fame after it was adopted as a key piece of match day gear for UK football firms.
Obsessed with three stripes footwear, footy fans went on to collect Gazelles and other adidas classics, including the famous Samba, Forest Hills and Stan Smith silhouettes
. A cultural phenomenon, the Gazelle has been seen on icons all over the world, with Noel Gallagher famously collaborating with adidas to release special editions.
Over the years, the Gazelle has been released, relaunched and revamped in hundreds of different colourways, using loads of different materials. But no matter how many times it’s changed or redefined, you’ll always know a Gazelle when you see one.
From the stadium to the street, the adidas Gazelle is as popular today as it was back in the 80s. Representing a revolution in trainer design, its timeless aesthetic will always be seen as a style staple.
Made for standing, not running, check out the latest Gazelle colourways
at Footasylum now.