ARTICLE BY Ross Dwyer
Mark Suciu x adidas Gazelle ADV
Mark Suciu x adidas Gazelle ADV
,Mark Suciu x adidas Gazelle ADV

Pro Skater Mark Suciu Put His Stamp on the adidas Gazelle ADV
Release: 23 October 2021

Mark Suciu, a California-born, goofy-stance pro skater known for dropping hammers and technical tricks in equal measures, has teamed up with adidas Skateboarding for a new Gazelle ADV. The Gazelle may be an adidas running and training classic that's been around since the 1960s, but Suciu's skate-ified version recrafts it to suit a new purpose.

Sandwiching a rich green suede upper in between cream leather tongues and cream rubber midsoles, this Gazelle ADV gives off a terrace culture-approved look. However, what makes it different from a standard footy fan shoe is its construction. The green suede upper is thicker than normal to provide the enhanced durability required of a shoe that's going to be scraped on coarse grip tape, and gum outsoles feature a hexagonal pattern for optimum board feel. To make sure you know whose shoe it is, Suciu's name is stamped in gold foil under the collar.

Mark Suciu x adidas Gazelle ADV
Mark Suciu x adidas Gazelle ADV
Mark Suciu x adidas Gazelle ADV
Mark Suciu x adidas Gazelle ADV

'The Gazelle is one of the most time-tested classics from adidas,' said Suciu. 'It feels like an extension of my foot. I forget about the shoe entirely and just think about my board. To be personally associated with the shoe, and, by extension, the legacy of [adidas] is a huge honour.”,

You can expect Mark Suciu's adidas Gazelle ADV skate shoe to drop via the adidas webstore come October 23.

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