The Adidas Gazelle OG is probably the most iconic style of Adidas trainers in their history. With variations ranging from suede, leather and patterns, we look at the history of a classic silhouette
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When you think of a classic Adidas style, I bet the Gazelle springs to mind right? Ranging back three decades we look in depth at a trainer that has a hell of a lot of history.
The Adidas Gazelle OG
The gazelle is easily the most diverse pair of trainers Adidas has released in terms of colour-ways, and it sticks to it’s original silhouette with most of the styles. You can get the gazelle is many different shades, materials and patterns but the original will always be the block colour with the classic three white-stripes.
- Vintage suede upper
- Synthetic lining for comfort
- Synthetic 3-Stripes and tongue
- Rubber outsole
The Gazelle first made is debut on the sneaker scene in 1968, and hasn’t much changed in it’s shape since it’s inception. Despite that, the Gazelle is still one of the most diverse (in colour-ways) and poplar of the brand – mainly due to it’s accessibility. With icons like Run DMC, Terrace Casuals and Kate Moss co-signing at design early on, it was always set to be a classic.
Adidas Gazelle became associated with Casuals in the 1980’s
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We here at the Idle Man HQ have picked some of our favourite Gazelle variations for you to get acquainted.