The adidas Gazelle can be regarded as somewhat of a successor to the Stan Smith. Individuals from various influential subcultures have worn the Gazelle, which as introduced as a sports shoe. It was even a favorite of celebrities like Kate Moss, members of Oasis, and a young Michael Jackson. The Gazelle may not seem to have much of legacy, but it definitely has quite the history behind it. The Gazelle can be traced back to the very first training designs that adidas introduced. This year, adidas upgraded the Gazelle by incorporating Primeknit material into it and it has now begun arriving in two new colorway.
April Fool’s Day, i.e. April 1st, marked the retail debut of three different adidas Gazelle Primeknit colorways, but they only arrived internationally and never hit the shelves in the U.S. The Gazelle Primeknit was also chosen for the recent Mardi Gras-themed collaboration between adidas Consortium and Sneaker Politics, in celebration of the latter’s new store opened in New Orleans. The interwoven uppers of this Gazelle Primeknit iteration featured the colors of the Mardi Gras Parade Krewe, namely Gold, Green and Purple. Along with Primeknit, it also featured a luxurious fleece-backed construction, which was paired with Gum Rubber outsoles.
Finally, after the three international releases and the recent Sneaker Politics exclusive, stateside sneakerheads will now be able to cop a pair of the adidas Gazelle Primeknit “Easy Green” featured here. As already mentioned, the Gazelle Primeknit is more breathable and lightweight, and these particular iterations also feature soft goatskin lining and rubber soles. The two colorways featured here are women’s exclusives, one dressed up in a combination of Coral Orange and White, and the other in Mint Green and White. They are both also equipped with clean White-colored rubber soles.
This will be the first time that sneakerheads in the United States will be able to cop a pair of the Gazelle Primeknit and only small-footed sneakerheads will be able to lace up in them. These two adidas Gazelle Primeknit “Coral Orange” and “Mint Green” colorways have already begun hitting the shelves at select adidas Originals retailers throughout the U.S.
adidas Gazelle Primeknit “Mint Green”
Easy Green/Footwear White-Chalk White
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adidas Gazelle Primeknit “Coral Orange”