JD Official | February 22, 2023

adidas Originals: Straight From The Terraces

From the stands to the streets, lace up in our range of terrace-inspired treads from adidas Originals.

A staple on matchday for decades now, the Gazelle, Jeans, Baltic and Handball share legendary status as the trainers of choice among football fans, despite originally releasing as indoor sports shoes.


Still as iconic as ever, check out our range of classic adidas Originals creps below.



The Gazelle

Debuting way back in ’66, the Gazelle originally found popularity on indoor handball courts.


The durable leather/suede upper made the Gazelle stand out from the crowd and when the ‘70s rolled around, the Gazelle was adidas’ most popular tread.


Repped in the streets just as much as the courts, it began to find a home in the terraces of football stadiums up and down the country.


A continuous stream of innovative designs and colourways throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s kept the Gazelle at the forefront of mainstream attention, making it the timeless classic we know today.


Still as popular as ever, step out in legendary style with the adidas Originals Gazelle right here.


The Jeans

First dropping back in ’75, the adidas Originals Jeans MKI landed to little fanfare. It arrived in Blue because, simply, it was decided an all-Blue trainer went best with jeans.


When the MKII came a few years later in ’79, popularity grew. The only difference was a lighter shade of Blue, but this put the Jeans on the map.


They steadily became more-and-more sought after, particularly during the late ‘80s, although adidas had stopped producing and selling them at this point.


Eventually, the brand re-released the MKI throughout the ‘90s and ‘00s, before dropping a MKII re-release back in 2015.


With a host of colourways continuing to drop today, the Jeans remain an adidas Originals staple.


The BC Trainer

Named after an Eastern European handball tournament, the Baltic Cup, adidas Originals’ BC Trainer first landed back in the ‘70s.


Jumping on the wave of popularity that handball was enjoying across the continent of Europe, adidas wanted to produce a shoe that could be worn for the sport.


Despite never taking off in England, as handball was never big enough, the trainer was discovered by football fans following their teams away in Europe, cementing it as a cult classic among football casuals.


Now an essential on the terraces today, cop our range of adidas Originals Baltic now!



The Handball SPEZIAL

As iconic on the indoor courts as it is in the stands, the Handball SPEZIAL is one of adidas Originals most iconic kicks.


Debuting back in the late-‘70s on the handball courts of Germany, the sneaker soon grew in mainstream popularity, becoming an essential lace-up during the football casual movement of the ‘80s.


It was never intended for the Handball SPEZIAL to be swept up the in the football terrace craze, it was designed as an indoor athletic shoe, plain and simple.


Still, the Handball became a signature look in football stadiums everywhere and remains a must-cop silhouette today.


Cop our range of Handball SPEZIAL sneakers now and check out our full range of terrace-inspired treads right here!


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