Brad Pitt wearing Gucci x Adidas Gazelle sneakers on the red carpet – WWD

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Brad Pitt is, through and through, a movie star. Not just in the sense that he’s an actor, but also in the sense that he embodies the glitz and glamor that goes with it. And as long as he’s been in the public eye, he’s looked the part. Her red carpet style has always been that of a movie star. He wears bespoke, expensive suits in colors appropriate for the event. Maybe he’ll push his hair long and slick it back or wear a tuxedo with a fun dress shoe. For the most part, Pitt stayed pretty buttoned up. But for the past few weeks, Pitt has walked the red carpets in baggy suits and the coveted Gucci x Adidas Gazelle sneakers.

by Brad Pitt High-speed train The red carpet outfits were uncharacteristically casual, but it’s a strong look considering he looks “casual” in the highly anticipated Gucci x Adidas sneakers. More recently, he wore a pair of red Gazelles with an airy linen suit. It takes an air of confidence to rock a look like this – the proportions are risque, the vibes laid back. This is one of those outfits that you might not know how to rate, except it’s Brad Pitt, Style Icon, and so the outfit has to be good.

It’s just one of many similar outfits that evoke that vibe for Pitt recently. He also wore yellow Gazelles with a lime green suit, which is a real phrase to wrap your mind around. He also wore them in a slightly more accessible white color with dark stripes, paired with a baggy navy suit and topped with aviators. It’s fun to see Pitt wearing casual sneakers for something usually so formal. The Adidas Gazelle is a training shoe, after all, but Gucci’s makeover (and signature stamp) certainly gives it a red carpet feel.

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The Gazelle was originally a training shoe that Adidas launched in the 60s, which has become an archival staple sneaker that continues to be remade and restyled in order to follow a more modern style. The Gazelle was born for sportswear and cemented its place in Adidas history by being the first performance-based shoe to be offered in suede. For the 60s, it was a completely new manufacture. The suede was durable and protective, but moved a bit easier than your standard leather athletic trainers. The Gazelle has a low profile, protective heel tab and those signature three stripes. Over the years there have been different iterations for different occasions, such as changing the outsole for harder traction. In 2016 Adidas re-released the Gazelle style from the 90s and it has remained in a cool, retro spin ever since.

The retro style — similar to Adidas Samba and Stan Smith shoes – is enjoying a renaissance. Style is at a place right now where effortless comfort is key, but without sacrificing a cool look. The Gazelle talks about the current moment of dressing cool and easy. The Gucci version is a true investment in the movement with its $850 price tag, and you can now shop all styles at Gucci.com. Alternatively, if you’re looking to get your hands on a more affordable classic, snag one of the many cool colorways from adidas.com.

Gucci x Adidas Gazelle sneakers

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Gucci x Adidas Gazelle sneakers

Gucci x Adidas



Gucci x Adidas Gazelle Sneakers for Men

$850

Buy now



Gucci x Adidas Gazelle sneakers for women

$850

Buy now

Adidas Gazelle sneakers

Gucci x Adidas



Adidas Gazelle sneakers

$100

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Adidas Gazelle Sneakers

Gucci x Adidas



Adidas Gazelle sneakers

$100

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