Created for the Soviet Army sometime in the 1980s. The name is derived from the Cryillic spelling of Moscow, Москва. It is nearly identical to the Adidas Gazelle with the only difference being the logo on the heel tab and gold lettering on the side.
The Mockba Athletic Shoe was produced using a factory and equipment left over from a contract with Adidas after the 1980s Moscow Olympics.  The Mockba became popular with Soviet soldiers during the Soviet–Afghan War who found them to be more comfortable than the issued Sapogi or Margelovskie Boots.
In popular culture
|The 9th Company film||Worn by a soviet drill instructor.||2005|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War||Worn by the Spetsnaz, anachronistic for the Vietnam War missions||2020|