Gucci’s newfound love for collabs has been keeping us all hooked and has rightfully imbued into streetwear that informs the high fashion of today. The Italian luxury house had earlier joined forces with Disney, XBOX, The North Face, Balenciaga and continues to associate with more accessible labels, using their street cred to rouse a new generation of shoppers. This time it is one of the most popular athletic brands ever—adidas! As sneakerheads seek out rare sneaker collabs, something from the adidas x Gucci collaboration will be nothing short of iconic. We take the opportunity to introduce an exciting style from our Shoe Spotlight series—adidas x Gucci Gazelle sneaker!
Gucci-fying an adidas Classic
Helping you serve sartorial streetwear looks for more than five decades now, adidas Gazelle still remains the OG, the favorite of shoe lovers. Being a keen collector of terrace silhouettes, there was no way the creative designer would miss the Gazelle model. Walking down the runway of Milan Fashion Week for the Autumn/Winter 2022 collection, the adidas x Gucci Gazelle sneaker made an entrance in many colorways and textures. Honoring the classic style, the Gazelle drop commixes exalted design lexicon—Gucci’s branding, adidas’ trefoil emblem, and three stripes while keeping the design of the shoe intact. A retro-doused panoply of coveted Gucci sneakers that are cooked up by Alessandro Michele brings forth the heritage of the duo ciphered in a trio of lines.
Michele’s knowledge of Italian craftsmanship on these reworked adidas trainers is translated via the subtle details. Yes, the branding makes these adidas x Gucci Gazelle sneakers highly sought after, but what’s also unmissable is the rich burgundy tone. There is nothing that spells sophistication and luxury like burgundy. The partnership of the Gucci Trefoil sits on the counters then is replicated on the gum soles and tongues. On the sides, what we see is the celebrated three stripes and metallic gold Gazelle stamp on the laterals—both of which one can spot from a distance! Also, when you tie the laces, notice the hybrid logo on the lace tips.
Style Inspiration: Brad Pitt in adidas x Gucci Gazelle Sneakers
Brad Pitt can look great in anything, but we are particularly loving this color-blocked ensemble he donned for the premiere of his action film Bullet Train. A bit of toned-down green and a hint of blue with a pop of yellow Gazelle shoes—fun, experimental, and just Gucci!
While it is obvious that we are quite smitten with these crossbreed trainers, Gucci has offered, rather blessed us with other lauded styles such as Flashtrek, Rhyton, Screener, Tennis 1977, and Gucci Ace. Check out The Luxury Closet to buy and sell your authentic Gucci sneakers at the best prices.