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Introducing the adidas Gazelle

Originally introduced in 1966, the adidas Gazelle has transcended time and trends with its simplistic and functional design, creating enduring appeal.
Its sleek, minimalistic silhouette distinguishes it from other athletic footwear with a soft suede upper and its leather three stripes.
It has evolved over the decades, moving from its athletic roots to become a staple of subculture and fashion. The most popular iterations of the classic are the Gazelle OG, Gazelle 85, and Bold version.
While the OG rocks a fashionable retro look, the adidas Gazelle 85 merges nostalgic design and modern comfort by mixing the 80s and 90s version of the sneaker into a new icon. The Bold adds a platform sole onto the classic silhouette for a trendy chunky look.
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The Design

The adidas Gazelle features a simple lace-up system that ensures a snug fit, while its soft suede upper adds a luxurious texture and long-lasting durability. The adidas Three Stripes creates a striking contrast in leather.
A classic and streamlined silhouette with a rounded toe, its textured rubber outsole provides excellent traction, while the adidas logo on the tongue contributes to its overall brand appeal.
Released in a wide range of colorways over the years, the adidas Gazelle provides numerous styling options. Thanks to its high-quality materials and minimalist design, it seamlessly blends in with a number of styles.

The Rise of the adidas Gazelle

At the time of the adidas Gazelle's arrival, most athletic footwear was made from leather. The model's use of suede (kangaroo velour) on the upper was was a significant deviation from the norm.
The Gazelle became a popular choice very quickly, in particular in the UK during the 80s and 90s, becoming deep-rooted in a variety of subcultures and music scenes.
Football fans who wore designer sportswear brands developed a casual culture with the Gazelle, and as a result, the model became a symbol of youth identity and street style.
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