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 Amsterdam release, February brings us the return of Milan’s deep navy suede. Replicating the colourway found on the original Milano training shoe, the Gazelle GTX features gold striped branding running across each side and on the rear heel tab. Further paying homage to its predecessor, a gum sole wraps around the underside as seen on the original mid 70’s model.
The adidas Originals Gazelle GTX Cities ‘Milan’ will release online and in all size? stores on Friday 17th February, priced at £95.