The Adidas Gazelle was first launched in 1968 as an all-around training shoe. It has been re-released several times as part of Adidas' "Original Adidas" line of shoes. They have a non-marking outsole and are made from soft suede. They also have a padded ankle collar and cushy tongue. Adidas also made the Gazelle Natural which are made from hemp cloth. They are available in a wide variety of colors. Made in Indonesia and China.
Other Adidas track training shoes of the era were the Adidas Country and the Adidas SL-72.
Today, these shoes are for style and casual wear. According to owners on eopinions.com, they are not for indoor soccer or athletic usage. There is very little arch support and the tread does not grip surfaces as well as other shoes.
To be difficult, Adidas also has a line of sunglasses called Adidas Gazelle Golf.