Gazelle 85 - Core Black/Footwear White
Whether on the feet of Kate Moss; the Beastie Boys; Björk or any number of fashionable people of the last 50+ years, the adidas Gazelle remains an icon itself. Their simple suede uppers with white stripes have become the archetypical adidas design since first releasing in 1966.
Compared with the original '66 release, 1985's Gazelle sports a slightly different upper with a wider toebox. If you know anything about old Gazelles then you'll know this is a welcome design change. The heel counter on the '80s version is a definite improvement, along with a thicker sole. One of the most recognisable features from this era of Gazelle is the foam tongue, which features embossed channels that came from the advances in football boot tech from the time.
For many people, this right here is the archetypical adidas Gazelle.
- Suede upper
- Leather accents
- Synthetic lining
- Original foam tongue
- Rubber outsole
- Gold foil branding
- SKU: FZ5594