Reviving a retro runner under the tech focussed EQT line, German giant adidas’ latest release reimagines the archived Equipment Gazelle model, ready to take the modern market in its stride. Accented with high contrast fluoro hues throughout, the lightweight mesh uppers are realised in collegiate navy and white with striking tooth-like overlays stretching up from the midsole to form eyelets. A strap of leather cups the heel for additional achilles support, and gold Three-Stripe branding serves as a not-so-subtle reminder of who’s on top of the running game.
Underfoot is where the obvious visual difference comes. In a move that’s straight from the tech-advancing ‘90s, a modern two-part sole unit – bridged by a sturdy plate across the midfoot – allows differing levels of cushioning for the forefoot and heel, with the front receiving an on-trend yet nostalgic neon hit to finishes things off.