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- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
- Retro trainer with Olympic roots featuring leather upper and three-stripes branding
- Low-profile flexible midsole
- Non-marking multi-surface outsole
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A modern classic athletic lifestyle shoe from the Adidas collection. First launched in 1968 as a training shoe for top athletes, the Gazelle still upholds the same Adidas legacy.
Who could say no to the classic laidback design of this lace-up? Show that you take your comfort and your look seriously and don a pair of these kicks from Adidas. A rubber cupsole and reinforced toe provide all of the protection you'll need, while the Gazelles' supple suede upper takes care of the rest.See all Product description
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 9.5 x 5.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000N41OZI
- Item model number: GAZELLE-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Some things to be aware of, if you're new to the Gazelle:
It's suede. You don't want to get it wet too often. It'll darken the color permanently. If you get the black version, it won't matter as much. Some reviewers complain that it's tight and narrow. This is desirable in suede. As the suede stretches from wear, it conforms to your foot, and you end up with a very comfortable shoe. I'm a 9.5, and that's what I wear in these. It takes about 10 days of daily wear for them to start loosening up on my foot.
The tongue isn't padded. It's a thin, vinyl tongue, like the tongue on the Adidas Samba. When you first get it, it'll be squeaky, until the laces set themselves into the tongue. This thin tongue allows for a more responsive feel on the foot, but it may be an adjustment if you're used to wearing modern moon-boot shoes. In fact, the entire shoe is quite thin, but it isn't floppy. You can easily squeeze into them while they're laced, without having to dig a finger into them to pull the scrunched-up back of the shoe out.
It has a fairly slick sole. You won't be hiking in it. It's not a hard rubber, but it's not a sticky gum rubber, either. It's VERY well bonded to the rubber rand around the bottom. The shoes, in general, are tough, simple, and understated, with the suede providing a bit of casual elegance.
I've worn them for so long that I take them for granted. I think of the Gazelle as a utilitarian shoe, until people comment on them. "Sweet shoes..."
Then I think "Yeah, they really are.".
4 stars because they don't fit.