Our ongoing work with adidas Originals always retains an element of history at its core. Whether it’s a legendary shoe in particular that we’ve chosen to bring back into the spotlight, a series with a strong cultural backstory, or a fan-favourite colourway, the legacy is always carefully considered.
For our latest project with Die Drei Streifen, we’ve developed a new collection that encompasses several elements from the world of ‘terrace’ footwear. As we’ve made you well aware this year, the Gazelle hit the big five-o this year and has become a cultural mainstay in it’s many forms over those five decades. After bringing back what has been deemed as ‘the perfect Gazelle’ earlier in the year, adidas Originals recently upgraded the interior and lined it with innovative Gore-Tex membrane, a waterproofing method which keeps water out, but allows vapour to escape to provide ventilation.
You could argue for days about the greatest collection ever released by adidas, but one choice we feel would be topping the list is undoubtedly the City Series. Chronicling selected cities throughout Europe (and later further afield as the Island series) each shoe had a characteristic of it’s own represented by a specific colourway. These colours have made their way onto a variety of different shoes since the 80’s, and this brings us up to date with this current project.
We’ve come together with adidas Originals to create a quartet of Gazelle GTX in four of the esteemed City Series colourways, each of which correlates with a city that’s home to one of our retail stores.
Following on from last months first drop in the 'London' colourway, the next installment see's us head east to the Netherlands to reinterpret the classic tonal brown colourway of Amsterdam on the newly reinvented Gazelle GTX. A deep chocolate suede covers the base layer of the upper, and lighter caramel toned leather hits on the stripes and heeltab continue the theme throughout. Gore-Tex has been added to the interior to keep your feet bone dry, and gold branding has been applied to both the rippled tongue and leather heeltab to finish off.
The adidas Originals Gazelle GTX Cities ‘Amsterdam’ will be priced at £95 (€120) and launch in two stages:
First, it will release exclusively in our Amsterdam store on Friday 6th January at 08:00am local time.
It will then see a wider release in all size? stores on Friday 13th January from 08:00am local time, priced at £95.
The online release will also take place on Friday 13th January at 08:00am GMT, from a direct link posted on our Twitter HERE.