ItBoys Are In Love With This StealthWealth Shoe

It-Boys Are In Love With This Stealth-Wealth Shoe

The Adidas Gazelle has been a reliable go-to for a particularly trendy and culturally attuned sect. The popular shoe model, first released in 1968, is a Vogue office favorite for on-the-go days. They’ve also been spotted on a plethora of celebrities throughout the years, including Harry Styles, Giselle Bunchden, Mick Jagger, and Kate Moss. But a specific buzzy model of the shoe—the coveted Gucci x Adidas Gazelle, which was released last year—has made notable appearances on the soles of Hollywood It-boys this past week. Which raises the question: Will the Adidas x Gazelle be the shoe of the summer? 

The collab shoe—part of a larger, ongoing partnership between the two behemoth brands— is rooted in upscale versatility. Jacob Elordi illustrated this when he stepped out in Los Angeles in  a green pair. The star wore his kicks with calf-length socks, four-inch inseam shorts, and a faded sweatshirt. His handy-dandy Bottega Veneta Andiamo Bag was a fabulous flourish to the look (BTS’s RM carried the bag in a campaign for the house this week, too). Here, the Adidas x Gucci shoes act as a bit of stealth wealth. At a first glance, one may think they are simply a standard pair of Adidas. If you know, you know. 


Elsewhere, Austin Butler opted for a more workwear-oriented outfit while strolling around with Kaia Gerber. His ensemble befitted a creative director on an off-duty day—stylish, but grounded. The Gazelle’s fabulous non-binary potential is also showcased. Gerber wore a navy-blue Adidas pair, worn with a breezy dress and roomy overcoat. It’s the perfect his-and-hers shoe. 

If you needed more evidence of the Gazelle’s enduring power, know that Prince Harry, Brad Pitt, and Mick Jagger are all fans as well. As fashion seemingly turns its eye to trend-resistant staples—again, stealth wealth—the Adidas x Gucci Gazelle seems to be the perfect dose of Gucci-world color and functionality. 

While this specific it-boy model of the Adidas x Gucci Gazelle seems to be sold out, there are other offerings from Adidas—including this similar dark-green pair. It’s a shoe for all. 

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