adidas Gazelle OG

  • MADE ON: 11/12
  • ART.NO: G96700
  • FACTORY: SHW 675001

At least four new colorways of the Gazelle OG hit the shops from a late 2012 production run, and we take some time to look at the off-white and orange pair pictured here.

Gazelle’s are such a staple for adidas and rightfully so. Originally released in (or around) ’68 as a running shoe, they hold their ground remaining as simple and clean as ever, even to this day. And that alone says a lot when one considers how heavy adidas has been hitting the ‘other’ type of running shoes on the market (the ones with tech’d soles, complex uppers, or wild, futuristic-looking designs).

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again here: we’re not surprised in the least that adidas Originals continues to push out new Gazelle OG colorways to appease the widely varied appetite of the consumer class. Along with this pair we’re also seeing some even simpler grey on whites, darker-styled light blue on blacks, and (the most contrasting of the group) a pair of navy blue and burgundy reds.

Quite the collection of choices, many of which have already dropped to sales prices of £50 or less at select retailers, and it seems that’s actually due to only a few left over pairs as they’ve been selling out like hotcakes left and right across the market.

And it’s not just the consumers that want a taste of the antelope’s flesh, but even skull-hungry Japanese design crew mastermind JAPAN selected this exact version of the silhouette to be one of their six blank canvases for their latest (and last) collaboration with the Trefoil tribe. So the proof is there that not only the everyday Joe is paying attention to the likes of the Gazelle OG.

written by Dylan Cromwell

photography by errol