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.