Perhaps the most fetishised trainer in the history of British street style, Adidas Gazelles are clocking up a new generation of fans. Launched in 1968 as a football shoe, Gazelles were first a hit in the late 70s / early 80s with youth tribes who grew up on the football terraces and were obsessed with European luxury sportswear – names that could be straight out of an A$AP Rocky rap: Armani, Versace, Tacchini, Gabicci…

For trainer lovers today, it's about dodging the seen-'em-everywhere Nike Air Max and the recently reissued Adidas Stan Smiths, which one über-trendy foowear collector dismissed as 'too fashion editor-y'. Get yours in black and white (one of the original colourways, FYI) with an aqua Trefoil logo and wear with your battered boyfriend jeans – turned up for optimal kicks exposure, obvs. 

Shop Adidas Gazelles, new in at Crooked Tongues.