Adidas – Gazelle and Continental Men’s Shoes

Ordered myself shoes yesterday and it’s from one of my favorite brands, Adidas. All their products are worth to discuss as they are high quality, but mainly the target of mine has been in their shoe department. For example, Gazelle and Continental.

I got me the Gazelle, but thought to also post about Adidas Originals Continental. They look quite unique, I must say.

I personally haven’t tried their Continental as of yet, but those who have, hey, do share your thoughts with us. Also, if any of the other shoes from Adidas you’ve tried.

Here’s what I’ve been looking at:

Adidas Originals Gazelle Trainers Red

Adidas Originals Gazelle Trainers In Scarlet Red, Lace fastening in red with red suede uppers. Slim synthetic tongue in white with an embossed Adidas Trefoil logo in black and a black leather panel is on the heel with an Adidas Trefoil logo printed in red.

Adidas signature serrated Three Stripes design in black leather on the instep and outstep and the Adidas Gazelle logo is in gold on the outstep. A thick vulcanised textured rubber sole in white.

Adidas Originals Continental Vulc Trainers Black

Adidas Originals Continental Vulc Trainers In Black, Lace fastening in black with black canvas uppers and suede overlays in black.

A woven canvas tongue in black featuring the signature woven Adidas Trefoil logo pinch tag in white and black. Stitched detail in black features on the instep and outstep with the Adidas Trefoil logo patch embroidered on the outstep in white and black.

A suede panel is on the heel which features the signature Adidas Trefoil logo embossed in white. A chunky rubber sole in white with a textured toe guard on the toe and a black branded undersole.


The Story Behind Adidas 

We’ve heard the name, seen the images of the products manufactured by the brand, but ever wondered where the name comes from?

Legend has it that the word “Adidas” is an anagram of the phrase “all day I dream about sports,” but the athletic wear company gets its name from its founder, Adolph “Adi” Dassler.

It was 1920 when avid soccer player Adolph (Adi) Dassler, who was just 20 years old, invented spiked shoes for track and field. The son of a local cobbler, Adi, four years later joined his brother Rudolph and founded the German sports shoe company Gebrüder Dassler, later known as Adidas.

Eight years later, the company’s shoes gained a worldwide popularity due to quality, design and brand name. Jesse Owens, the American track and field athlete, was wearing a pair of Dassler’s track shoes when he won four gold metals for the United States at the Berlin Olympics in 1936.

Jesse Owens, Berlin Olympic Games, 1936.

Gift Idea

What’s cool now since it’s the holiday season, these shoes make the perfect gift for a son, brother, husband, boyfriend (girls, reading this?) or a friend.

They must be thinking of getting you something as well, so make sure you’re ready, too.

Any questions or suggestions, please use the comments section below. As always, thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I like myself a good pair of shoes and you really can’t go past Adidas. Quality and design are top notch, and the comfort really is up there. I quite like the continentals out of the two pairs above.

  2. Interesting post and history of Adidas. Nice photo as well. I haven’t looked into Adidas in a while but after having read your post, I will.

    Much appreciated.

    1. Hi John,

      Thanks for taking the time to visit the site and also for your comment. I’m glad that my post intrigued you about Adidas. If any questions, let me know.

      – Yama

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