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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Based on a majority of tester reviews, the Adidas Gazelle Cutout is a comfortable shoe.
  • The shoe’s looks got many positive mentions from users who said that it had a funky feminine style. Most of them stated that they frequently get compliments from people regarding the cutout design.
  • According to a significant number of buyers, the shoe had a perfect fit width-wise. One purchaser said she was worried that the shoe was too wide at first, but once laces were tied properly, the shoe fit her like a glove.
  • Several people commented that they loved the shoe’s unique design which is also quite flexible. One person added that she “can leave them on all day and not worry about changing my shoes if I have a night out with the girls.”
  • The quality of the shoe impressed consumers who said it was well-made.
  • Some users commended the shoe’s breathable and lightweight disposition which they noted would be perfect for walking. A reviewer felt it would be the perfect shoe for summer and spring.
  • The shoe can go with most anything and is super easy to match with outfits, a few customers said.
  • The Gazelle Cutout is quite versatile, reported one individual, because the shoe can be worn with socks when it's cold and without in hotter weather.
  • The shoe has a good grip and is a good all-rounder said, one person.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Lengthwise, the Adidas Gazelle Cutout runs a bit small, noted a few buyers. They reported needing to order a bigger size.
  • Some consumers did not like the shoe being unlined.
  • One buyer said the cutouts in the leather make the shoe bend in a weird way while walking.
  • The shoe needs a bit of breaking in period which may take a couple of hours at least, noted a tester.
  • A reviewer said she would prefer it if the shoe were not so high at the back.

Bottom line

Stylishly unique yet undeniably comfortable is how most describe the Adidas Gazelle Cutout. The shoe has a versatile design—nothing too casual or ornate—that can take you from the office straight to the bar. The shoe is light, breathable, and flexible enough to be worn with most types of outfits. It will generally fit most width sizes but may run short in length compared to standard sizes. Going up a bigger size is suggested by purchasers of this shoe.



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Adidas Gazelle Cutout History

The Adidas Gazelle, released in 1966, was the first ever Adidas shoe to use suede. Adidas wanted to come out with a lighter weight model and the suede material made this possible. The Gazelle debuted in two colorways, the Gazelle Rot (red) and the Gazelle Blau(blue), which not only differed in color but purpose as well. The red colorway had a gum rubber sole for outdoor use while the blue one had a microcell ripple sole for a firmer grip on indoor surfaces.

Six years since its first release, in 1972, the Gazelle’s microcell sole was updated by Adidas with hexagonal tread patterns which the new Adidas Gazelle Cutout now sports. As a testament to the silhouette’s popularity, Adidas has launched many variations of this model throughout the years, and it continues to be one of the best-selling models they have.

The Adidas Gazelle Cutout is one of the newest iterations of the popular silhouette. It was launched in the first quarter of 2017 as a women’s exclusive line and featured a geometric cutout design and a synthetic leather and nubuck upper.

Adidas Gazelle Cutout Style

The Gazelle Cutout classic silhouette has a casual feminine vibe that looks great when paired with dresses. It also looks good with short skirts, distressed or slim jeans, leggings, and shorts.

Fit & Sizing

The Gazelle Cutout is available in women’s sizes which range from 3 to 11. Several buyers have warned that the shoe runs a bit small so buying a size larger might be ideal.

Notable Features

The overlapping geometrical cutout patterns on this classic low-top silhouette sets the Gazelle Cutout apart from most other shoes. The shoe’s sole which features a distinctive hexagonal tread design gives the shoe enhanced grip and support.

Additional Info

  • The Gazelle Cutout features an embossed logo on its heel patch and tongue.