The stellar sneaker brand adidas has always had a strong relationship with soccer. This sport has always been at the heart of the Three Stripes company. The Trefoil brand’s sneakers have been a part of the sport and the most influential moments in its history. What better way to support the sport and the teams they have represented throughout the last half-century than with an adidas Gazelle Originals Collection inspired by soccer teams in the 1970s?
The German-born sportswear retailer has been spending the last few design seasons blending the heritage of their brand and their favourite sport with modern styles and modern tools for construction to produce sneakers, slides, and other footwear as well as clothing and apparel collections for fans of some of the most beloved teams and soccer leagues around the world.
This latest collection does precisely the same, turning back the clock on some styles fans have loved throughout the last few decades while representing each team in a modern way. As a way to pay homage to each represented team, not only does adidas play with the colours of either their home or away kit, but with the emblems from the 1970s instead of the one they are using in 2023-2024.
Each pair made in the commemorative styles take on a tonal suede makeover representing the team’s colours, with an iconic 3-stripes brand on the profiles of each pair that contrasts the base while still representing each team’s colours.
The “T” toe section takes on a different finish for each pair of sneakers, entirely dependent on the colour and the general makeup of each of the seven pairs of sneakers, deciding between matching the suede or leather of the upper or contrasting it.
Of course, it wouldn’t be the adidas Gazelle collection without having the text on the lateral side of the mid-foot section of the sneakers in “Metallic Gold”, working to reflect the special occasion that these sneakers are being created for.
Lastly, the old-school insignias or emblems for each corresponding national soccer team complete the sneaker on the top of the tongue, replacing the traditional Trefoil logos you would find on the sneakers, which still appear on the heel tab.
adidas Gazelle “Argentina”
Cloud White/Glow Blue/Off White
adidas Gazelle “Chile”
Glory Red/Altered Blue/Off White
adidas Gazelle “Colombia”
Almost Yellow/Tribe Orange/Off White
adidas Gazelle “Germany”
Off White/Utility Black/Gum
adidas Gazelle “Italy”
Royal Blue/Off White/Gum
adidas Gazelle “Mexico”
Green Oxide/Wonder White/Gum
adidas Gazelle “Peru”
Off White/Team Power Red 2/Gum
Most of the collection will be available from the 1st of December for $100 off the adidas.com website, except “Italy” and “Germany”, which are already available for purchase for the same price.
With an incredibly wearable look, the question isn’t so much whether you will make the sneakers a part of your collection but rather which of the seven you will choose to represent.
What do you think of this stunning adidas Gazelle Originals Collection that celebrates 1970s Soccer Teams?
Source: Sneaker News