1960s-inspired Adidas SPZL Gazelle trainers

1960s-inspired Adidas SPZL Gazelle trainers

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Not just any Gazelle, the 1960s-inspired Adidas SPZL Gazelle trainers add an old-school slant to an Adidas classic.

Update: These are currently marked down by £20 at Flannels.

It is something that Adidas has a habit of doing, just not this far back. The go-to throwback design for this shoe tends to be the Adidas Gazelle 85, which, as you might have worked out, is based on the design from 1985.

1960s-inspired Adidas SPZL Gazelle trainers

1960s-inspired Adidas SPZL Gazelle trainers (image credit: End Clothing)

But this isn’t a Gazelle. It’s a SPZL Gazelle, a limited edition that’s part of the premium Consortium range and, as such, is a touch bolder when it comes to the design. Specifically, this one incorporates details seen in Gazelles from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

1960s-inspired Adidas SPZL Gazelle trainers

(image credit: End Clothing)

Not massive changes or it wouldn’t be a Gazelle. The gold branding is obviously different, as well as the contrasting white around the lace box. But the ‘vintage foxing tape’, which apparently harks back to the shoes made in Canada in the early 1970s, is perhaps less so.

And as you would expect, there’s a suede upper (this time in green), a rubber outsole, and perforated stitch stripes.

1960s-inspired Adidas SPZL Gazelle trainers

(image credit: End Clothing)

Whatever you think of the changes, it’s a good-looking shoe and a classic returning to its roots. If you want a pair, £110 is the price.

Find out more at the End Clothing website

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