adidas Consortium x Sneaker Politics Gazelle, The Perfect Shoe Release For All-Star Weekend


With a slew of Jordan releases happening late this week and into the weekend — thanks mostly to the fact that the NBA All-Star game was originally supposed to be played in Charlotte — there’s an adidas, NOLA-themed release also taking place that truly fits the spirit of the 2017 All-Star Game.

Why? First off, the shoe — a collaboration between adidas Consortium and Sneaker Politics — actually reflects and celebrates the city hosting the damn game.

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And that’s no fault of Jordan Brand.

There was no way for anyone to know the game would be changing cities from Charlotte to New Orleans after North Carolina failed to repeal the anti-LGBTQ law.

Nonetheless, the sneakers for all three Jordan releases centered around All-Star weekend were designed as such, right down to featuring the Hornets logo on the inside of the tongue of the Jordan XXXIs.

All that aside, when you consider the price ($140) and the premium feel of the adidas Consortium x Sneaker Politics Gazelle, it’s basically a no-brainer even if Jordan Brand had known to go with NOLA in mind.

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Given the unique look and dizzying attention to detail, this is the type of shoe an NBA player would happily wear off the court.

It has the feel of something Paul George or Russell Westbrook (shoe endorsements be damned) might wear to the Playboy party or the slam dunk contest.

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From Sneaker Politics, which is based in New Orleans:

"Given that New Orleans is among the world’s most colorful cities, it was guaranteed that this model was going to be bold. In 1982 the King of Carnival, leader of one of the oldest and influential Mardi Gras organization’s today, declared the krewe’s colors: purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power. On the Gazelle these colors are combined to form a distinct pattern in its Primeknit upper.In our first collaboration with adidas, this is a royal shoe with a unique backstory. It pays homage to Mardi Gras’ past and present, but it is also a model versatile enough to be worn in all circumstances."

Here’s a few more looks.

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While the shoe looks like it would cost you somewhere around $220 or more, it will retail for $140 and will be available tomorrow, February 18, on

It will also be available at their three locations:

  • Sneaker Politics New Orleans (226 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70310)
  • Sneaker Politics Lafayette (135 Arnould Blvd., Lafayette, LA. 70506),
  • Sneaker Politics Baton Rouge (7566 Bluebonnest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. 70810)

Additionally — and this is important as it’s coming straight from the horse’s mouth — quantities on this one are very low.

Good luck.




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