Gazelle · Leather Upper
Gazelle leather upper shoes: breaking barriers between sportswear and fashion
The adidas Gazelle is a cult classic when it comes to trainers. Originally released in 1966, this low-top shoe features the adidas 3-Stripes against a coloured suede upper with a contrast Trefoil logo on the heel tab. Much loved over the years, the Gazelle leather upper shoe has broken barriers between sportswear and fashion. Its iconic silhouette has become synonymous with 1980s football culture and was a mainstay of hip-hop artists and the Britpop scene in the 1990s. Renowned for its brightly dyed suede and coloured leather upper, this multi-purpose sneaker continues to speak to a modern audience.
Where it began: the OG Gazelle leather upper
Originally worn as an all-round athletic training shoe, the Gazelle OG was the first adidas shoe made from suede, which was more supple and light compared to leather. Redesigned and reissued over the years, the Gazelle trainer has maintained its signature coloured upper, contrast heel tab, classic T-shape overlay and hexagonal rubber sole. If you prefer a vintage look, opt for the Gazelle OG, which has more of a pointed, narrow shape and a shorter tongue, alongside the original gold foil logo.
What to wear with your Gazelle leather upper trainers
Gazelle leather upper shoes are available in a wide range of colours and sizes for kids, teens, men and women. Some pairs can even be personalised for a unique gift. The clean, minimal design makes them easy to pair with almost anything in your closet. They look great with leggings and workout gear, and add a pop of colour to monochrome outfits. Wear your Gazelle leather upper trainers with your favourite jeans, a white cropped tee and an adidas colour block windbreaker for an everyday athleisure look. Opt for timeless black and white or the classic red and blue as a nostalgic nod to the OG design.Â