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1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers

1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers
1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers

A bit of a throwback design, the Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers are based on a 1980s original and available in two colours.

1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers
1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers

 

That’s unusual because Adidas has based pretty much every Gazelle design on the 1991 shape for the last couple of years. So quite a departure for the label. Is this going to be a permanent thing? I honestly don’t know. I presume it depends on how well these shift.

1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers
1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers

 

The inspiration for the shoe you see here is the design that appeared on the shelves and on feet back in 1983 and 1984. Shame we can’t have a 1960s shoe, but I’ll go with this one as it does look impressive.

1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers
1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage

 

It is still a Gazelle. Unmistakably so. This is a shoe that has been around for well over 50 years and although it has changed in terms of the detail and occasionally the shape, you do know what you are getting.

The difference here, colour aside, is probably the tongue and the heel tab at first glance. But there may be more subtle changes to the shape. You might have to do your own compare and contrast to see if that’s the case.

1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers
1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage

 

Outside of that, the Gazelle here is made of a ‘plush hairy suede’ and complete with a leather lining, the nylon tongue, a rubber outsole, white contrasting detailing and gold branding to the side. Like many of the best Adidas, it is a shoe that works because of the lack of added detail.

1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage trainers
1980s design: Adidas Gazelle Vintage

 

A great all-rounder and a timeless design, you can get them in the green here as well as a pink if that’s your shade. Whatever colour you like, the shoes retail for £89.95 directly from the Adidas website.

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