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Inspired by a 1990s running shoe, the EQT Gazelle joins the ranks of the highly popular Adidas EQT sneakers. The collection is known for its modernized aesthetics and features. It also offers comfort and quality and is offered at a low price.

Pros

  • Retro vibe
  • Decent quality
  • Excellent support
  • Breathable
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Bulky

Who should buy the Adidas EQT Gazelle

This running-inspired Adidas EQT Gazelle could be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for a trendy vintage kick at a low price.
  • You want a shoe that has an EVA midsole that provides lightweight cushioning.

Adidas EQT Gazelle Logo

Style of the Adidas EQT Gazelle

Several colorways have been released for the low-top Adidas EQT Gazelle trainers. The options include crystal white/core black/shock pink, collegiate navy/silver metallic/solar yellow, and white/navy/lime, among others.

Adidas EQT Gazelle Upper

Notably, the shoe has a retro yet trendy appeal that makes it suitable for a wide range of casual outfits. It has a chunky-looking midsole and a funky upper design, both for adding a unique touch to any everyday look.

Adidas EQT Gazelle Tongue

For a sporty ensemble, pair the sneaker with track pants, joggers, leggings or shorts. A tank top, crop top, sweatshirt, or T-shirt should complete the look. Meanwhile, for any laidback occasion, wear the kicks with a pair of jeans or shorts.

Adidas EQT Gazelle Collar

Notable Features

With modern details, the Adidas EQT Gazelle sneakers retain a vintage-inspired appeal. The upper is made up of durable leather, while the tongue is made up of breathable mesh. It comes with bright details for a retro touch, including a hologram tongue logo and a two-color EVA midsole.

Adidas EQT Gazelle Insole

Additionally, the midsole has a chunky look, perfect for the retro trends of today. Classic branding accents include the Trefoil logo on the tongue and heel. The Three Stripes logo is found on the sides.

Adidas EQT Gazelle Tongue branding

It's complemented by a wavy, bright-colored leather overlay that mimics the design. Additional vintage branding is located on the heel tab.

Adidas EQT Gazelle Heel

History of the Adidas EQT Gazelle

In 1924, Adolf and Rudolf Dassler established the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory, the company which would eventually become Adidas. The brand became known for its innovative shoes. In 1936, the company received worldwide attention when it outfitted the American sprinter Jesse Owens with running spikes.

Adidas EQT Gazelle Outsole

Despite such successes, the partnership between the two brothers didn’t last. They never saw each other eye to eye until their relationship soured beyond repair. As a result, Adolf “Adi” Dassler renamed the company Adidas, while his older brother Rudolf left the company and established his own brand, PUMA.

Adidas EQT Gazelle Midsole

Over the years, Adidas has become a leading name in sports and lifestyle footwear, in addition to apparel and other accessories. The brand’s Three Stripes and Trefoil logos are as iconic as the sneakers that they have made. 

Adidas EQT Gazelle Laces