Although it began life as a simple sneaker, the adidas Originals Gazelle has come a long way since its creation in 1966. It was initially released in just two colors :
the red model was designed specifically for indoor sports, while the blue model was used as a training shoe.
But the Gazelle's history goes back even further. Its predecessor, the 'Olympiade' model, released in the early 60s, helped the Gazelle achieve the success it is today.
Splendid from every angle : after making its mark in the world of sport, the Gazelle entered the world of fashion, becoming a popular accessory for photo shoots in the 60s and 70s.
Reappearing in the mid-80s with the release of new colorways, the Gazelle evolved from a simple sneaker into an ultra-trendy casual shoe.
After years of evolution and innovation in the 90s, new models were introduced, including the Beach Gazelle, Baby Gazelle and other variants made from recycled materials.
By the 90s, the Gazelle had reached new heights as a lifestyle sneaker favored by young clubbers and trendsetters the world over.
A true icon of its time, the adidas Originals Gazelle has been running down catwalks and skateparks the world over for over 70 years.