Adidas Gazelle Super Essential Style
Initially used by athletes on and off track, this trainer, with its clean and sleek silhouette, transitioned to the fashion world with ease with the help of its street-ready style. Its recent rendition, the low-top Adidas Gazelle Super Essential, like the original, remains good looking and versatile. Rock it with a collared shirt and chinos, tees and jeans, and look fashionable in a snap.
Adidas Gazelle Super Essential History
Born in the year 1966, the Gazelle, to date, continues to be one of the Adidas’ most coveted sneakers. Though the origin of its name is still uncertain, it is a known fact that this was the first Adidas shoe to don a suede upper. Notably lighter and softer than leather, the suede-made edition was able to supply enhanced protection. When dyed, it also looked more vibrant than its colored leather equivalent.
Interestingly, this model was initially launched in two hues each having a different outsole. The red pairs were made with a non-slip, transparent, gum rubber sole which was best used for outdoor training. The blue pairs, on the one hand, featured a Microcell tech-infused ripple sole that offered enhanced impact protection and firm footing on smooth surfaces indoors.
The signature hexagonal-shaped tread that the Gazelle has been known for was only introduced in the year 1972. Aside from its outsole being altered, the shoe’s shape, heel, and tongue have also been tweaked giving rise to different variations. The Gazelle Super, one of its many iterations, was a special edition launched exclusively in former Yugoslavia in the year 1987.
The German sneaker brand, after 30 years, finally decided to bring this rare, collector’s item back. Re-introduced in January 2017, the shoe was a faithful reprint of the 1987 model.