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Trainer of the Day: Size? x adidas Gazelle GTX 'London'

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The Gazelle: the animal – any of many antelope species in the genus Gazella or formerly considered to belong to it, with six species are included in two genera, Eudorcas and Nanger, which were formerly considered sub-genera. Gazelles are known as swift animals with some able to run at bursts as high as 100 km/h (60 mph) or at a sustained speed of 50 km/h (30 mph).

Gazelles are found mostly in the deserts, grasslands, and savannas of Africa; but they are also found in southwest and central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. They tend to live in herds, and eat less coarse, easily digestible plants and leaves. – or the really nice trainer – by adidas? Take your pick.

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Only one of them comes in red and black, and although the animal has been around a few hundred thousand years longer than the trainer, they’re not even made of Gore-Tex. The Size?-exclusive adidas Gazelle GTX ‘London’ (£95) has brought the trademark waterproofing of W. L. Gore and Associates to the shoe just forty-eight years after it was introduced to the market.



As with traditional City Series releases, the location of choice has been branded onto the side in gold foil lettering, here on the shoe’s black leather stripes. The colours are striking and the Gore-Tex update adds practicality (even with the suede...) and the silhouette remains a design classic. Low-profile and comfortable, lightweight and supportive, an athletic shoe that turned into an icon – adidas have had a few such success stories but, besides the ubiquitous Stan Smith, none have remained so popular for so long. 

A favourite of terraces in the Eighties, the Gazelle now has its foot planted firmly in the year 2016 (and ‘17 too, we guess).

The adidas Originals Gazelle GTX Cities ‘London’ will be available online on Friday 2nd September at 8am, exclusively at Size.co.uk

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