NOAH x adidas Originals Expand Partnership With Nostalgic Gazelle Sneakers
Paying homage to the ’80s and ’90s NYC aesthetic.
Following their initial collaboration featuring the SL72 and SL20 sneakers, NOAH and adidas Originals have teamed up once again to rework the Gazelle OG silhouette. The collection takes inspiration from New York City in the ’80s and ’90s.
“I think the silhouette is appealing to so many groups because of its simplicity. The Gazelles allow people to wear them in any number of ways and they take on the personality of the wearer. They are limitless,” NOAH’s co-founder Brendon Babenzien comments on the launch. “We thought it would be a fun challenge to try to capture the spirit of Gazelles in prints. The idea was to select prints that, like the Gazelles themselves, could defy any sort of specific definition.”
The kicks arrive in two iterations dubbed “Camo” and “Cheetah.” The former is dressed in a vibrant orange hue, with camouflage patterns printed throughout the upper. adidas’ Three Stripe branding is accentuated with a golden “NOAH” print. The kicks are further contrasted with white on the tongue and heel overlay. Keeping consistent with the design theme, “Cheetah” sports faux pony hair material, creating a fuzzy texture in a khaki green shade. The design is rounded off with the Trefoil logo printed in blue on the tongue tag.
Take a closer look below. Priced at $160 USD a pair, the Gazelles in “Camo” and “Cheetah” will be available globally on NOAH’s online store and in select regions via adidas’ web store from December 3.