An iconic silhouette that has kept its popularity since the mid-60s. It was created as an athletic shoe and the origin of the name is debated. They may have been named after the runner Wilma Rudolf, who won three gold medals at the Rome Olympics and was nicknamed "Gazela". However, since the shoes are not purely running, but athletic and have also been tested for football purposes, it may be another name from the animal kingdom following models such as "Jaguar" or "Panther". These are the very first suede sports shoes from Adidas. Leather was commonly used, but suede is lighter and has the same protective advantages. The Gazzels experienced their peak of popularity in the 1970s. Adidas has constantly innovated and varied the technology used for the sole and midsole for better performance of various athletes. The famous re-release from 2016 used OG out of 1991.
1 of 2