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.
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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.
Adidas Gazelle Primeknit History
The Gazelle was first released by Adidas in 1966 and it was the first shoe ever by the company to utilize suede. Adidas wanted to produce a lighter shoe and this was made possible by using suede which, aside from weighing light, gave the shoe a more supple feel. The Adidas Gazelle would since become one of the company’s most popular shoes, with constant sales even a decade after its release.
The Gazelle came in two colorways: Gazelle Blau and Gazelle Rot. Each shoe had the same design for the upper but differed in terms of the sole. The Gazelle Blau (blue) had a microcell ripple sole which gave it a more cushioned landing and firmer grip on indoor surfaces. The Gazelle Rot (red) meanwhile, featured a non-slip transparent sole made of gum rubber. It was specifically designed for outdoor use.
In 1972, Adidas updated the shoe’s outsole. They still utilized a microcell sole but infused it with hexagon tread patterns. They also launched a version of the Gazelle called the Gazelle Special, seven years later, in 1979. It featured a transparent sole with a Trefoil tread pattern and a redesigned forefoot. This shoe would later be known as the Gazelle Indoor upon its reissue in 2011.
In the early 90s, due to a revival of interest in classic shoes, Adidas brought back the Gazelle but with a few updates. The 90s version had a bulkier shape compared to the original but retained the same texture as the vintage version. This 1991 model would be the basis for future reissues as well as the forerunner of the Originals line.
The year 2001 saw the debut of the Adidas Originals line which included all of their iconic models such as the Stan Smith, the Superstar, and of course, the Gazelle.
The Gazelle has since featured in various versions, including the Gazelle Leather and Gazelle Super. In early 2017, Adidas again launched a version based on the Gazelle via a collaboration with Sneaker Politics. The Sneaker Politics x Adidas Consortium Gazelle Primeknit marked the first time a Gazelle shoe featured the Primeknit technology. The shoe had a cream-colored Primeknit upper with gold, green, and purple accents.
Following the success of the collab with Sneaker Politics, Adidas launched a Gazelle Primeknit line in April. The initial release came in three different tonal colorways: Blue, Scarlet Red, and Clean Onyx. The new version’s modern makeover still retained that vintage flare with its off-white sole and suede toe boxes. Two women’s exclusive colorways (Mint Green and Coral Orange) later dropped in the same month.
Adidas Gazelle Primeknit Style
This Adidas low top has a decidedly sporty look that would be perfect when paired with shorts, jeans, joggers, and suit pants.
Fit & Sizing
The Gazelle Primeknit comes in men’s and women’s sizes. The women’s sizes range from 5 to 10 while sizes offered for the men range from 7 to 13. Some half sizes are also offered.
Aside from the iconic silhouette, another distinguishable feature of the Adidas Gazelle Primeknit is the technology used. The Primeknit is a way of digitally knitting the entire upper into one seamless piece. This gives the wearer an ultra-light shoe with adaptive support and a sock-like fit.
The shoe features a soft goatskin lining, suede overlays, and a rubber outsole.
- Comes with spare laces.