There are few items of adidas footwear that can evoke the response the Gazelle does.
Whatever background you’re coming from, whether it be dyed-in-the-wool terrace-dwellers or serious fashion types with mad glasses and one of those hats that they wear, the Gazelle occupies a permanent place at the top table of sports footwear, with roots that stretch back way before Nike pretended to invent the entire sports footwear market.
I’ll put my claws away. I love Nike too.
But yeah, the Gazelle has several iterations, included those that came before this 1985 version, but this is probably the best. Coming in strangely festive hues, these will see you through summer in style.