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- A combination of the classic Adidas style and a flexible nubuck top.
- Very comfortable outsole.
- Shoes withstand complex skateboard training.
- Cyclists and skateboarders like leg support in this model.
- Many prefer a soft suede toe to an Adidas Gazelle suede heel.
- Reasonable price allows you to buy several pairs.
- The tongue does not have additional stuffed material, but remains as soft and flexible.
- It has vintage with excellent quality.
- Amazingly durable.
- The classic style of this model can be combined with any outfit.
- The original version provided better ankle support than a new model.
- The tongue tends to slip sideways.
Adidas Campus SIZE AND FIT
The 1980s Adidas Campus basketball unisex low sneakers are available in men's and women's sizes. Suede upper provides comfort throughout the day. Traditional lacing helps fit the shoes, and a low rise leaves the ankle free.
It seems that the classics will never go out of fashion, so the return of the classic Adidas Campus colors is good news for everyone who is looking for fashionable sneakers for all time.
Old-school Adidas Campus are presented in three plain colors and are suitable for any wardrobe, from street style to business. A monochrome suede top goes well with shorts, skinny trousers, and skirts of any length.
Fashionable 1980s sneakers are great for any sport: skateboard, cycling or just a walking around.
The 80s Adidas Originals Campus design is still popular with fresh and trendy colors. Deep shades of the top add elegance models, such as Trace Blue and Noble Ink, which go well with gray joggers or ashy sporty skinny trousers.
The model is available in neutral colors: blue, gray and black. They fit well jeans, charcoal trousers and black sweatpants. Wear them with print t-shirts or a long unbuttoned shirt, a dark jacket, a knitted sweater, cardigan or military jacket.
Previously, in Japan, the exclusive Energy Inks / Signal Green and Black Root / Yellow Equalizer releases were exclusively released, but now they are available around the world. They can be worn with ripped black jeans, a white T-shirt, and a light-colored long-sleeved shirt.
For women, there are fewer color options than for men, however the pastel shades of this model will support the wardrobe with their exquisite style.
Gray suede combined with a white rhinestone sole can be worn with dark-colored jeans and a lavender jacket or tucked-in dark blue jeans and a blazer or a navy scarf dress.
Tactile Rose pink suede looks stunning with ripped tucked skinny jeans, a lemon shirt or a crew-neck sweater. Adidas Campus Ray Red goes well with gray wool dress pants, a white shirt, and an ash hoodie. A combination of red sneakers, brown trousers, and a navy denim jacket are a great outfit for a date in the cinema or cafe.
The universal black iteration of Adidas Campus with rubber soles gives a vintage sheen to a completely black outfit, ripped jeans or a biker jacket with a light shirt or t-shirt underneath.
In addition to suede models, there are also leather options with a heel "under the snake". Even 3 strips are made of leather. This option is combined with a white outfit and gives it a fresh look. Wear black leggings, a light gray coat and a fitted t-shirt or cropped trousers and a pink tank with these sneakers for a sporty look.
Adidas Campus FEATURES
The old-school Adidas Campus has become popular and well-known thanks to its classic suede top and witty pitch. A one-piece nubuck upper cover that fits snugly on the tongue provides durability and foot comfort.
Suede upper and reinforced toe do not allow shoes to wear out quickly, making it ideal for skateboarding.
Pig skin, apparently, is more valuable than other types of skin, so this model is made of it. This premium material lends sophistication to the sneakers and makes them one of Adidas' most sought after sneakers.
Adidas campus vs. Adidas gazelle
Both Campus and Gazelle were originally created as sports shoes, Campus for basketball, and Gazelle for athletics and football. Both of these models were once especially valued for their durable suede upper and durable rubber sole.
The silhouettes of these models look almost the same: with serrated 3 stripes on the sides and heels with a shamrock. Gazelle differs from Campus in the presence of a T-shaped patch on the tip of the shoe and a curled tongue. The classic style of these models remains popular to this day.
Many Adidas lines have been re-released as part of the Adidas Originals collection. Some models of this collection are considered landmark for the brand, immediately accepted even by the most staunch Adidas consumers. However, the rest took a long time to earn a good reputation. One of these models is the suede Adidas Campus.
Icons that existed before Campus
At first, this model was in the shadow of other Samba post-war sneakers designed for indoor sports. , branded three bands placed on the sides of the Samba, released in 1950, making them a popular example for subsequent retro releases.
Debuting in 1958, Adidas Gazelle, with an almost identical Campus silhouette, remained in the spotlight for a long time. Gazelle were also football sneakers, but made entirely of suede, with a velvety kangaroo velor finish. Until today, they remain particularly popular due to their pleasant appearance.
In the early 1970s, basketball Adidas Tournament made of suede appeared, following the success of Gazelle which became universal sneakers. In the 1980s, they turned into skateboard sneakers with a low top and won their place under the name Adidas Campus.
The wave of popularity of Adidas Campus began in the hip-hop field of the 80s and 90s. Brooklyn rappers Beastie Boys helped sneakers to gain the highest popularity. Members of the group, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond, captured running shoes on the cover of their 1992 album “Check Your Head”, claiming the popularity of this model.
Beastie Boys support paved the way for future retro releases starting in the mid-1990s. Meanwhile, vulcanized soles have gained popularity among skateboarders. Since then, Campus and Superstar sneakers, touted by the RUN DMC, have made the three-way brand iconic for hip hop culture.
Adidas Campus Outside the Sport
Campus remain popular sneakers thanks to numerous reprints. One of the Adidas collaboration with the hip-hop House of Pain icon in honor of St. Patrick’s Day led to the 2009 Campus 80 House of Pain 2009. About 1,500 pairs of this version were released.
The old-school basketball style is still popular both in sports and in everyday life thanks to its classic strict colors: black, navy blue and gray. The soft suede upper and original cut give the sneakers a vintage look that all three-band fans are chasing.
Adidas Consortium has further enhanced the status of this model thanks to a collaboration with French streetwear brand Colette and sportswear retailer UNDFTD. Their combination led to the launch of the Adidas X Colette x UNDFTD campus: smooth white leather with gilding on the sides was introduced in 2017.
- Reinforced toe provides extra support.
- Rubber construction provides protection for the legs and ankles.
- Herringbone zigzag pattern provides reliable grip on the floor.
- The toe has a very comfortable, durable breathable and ortholithic backing that provides lightness.
- Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid, musicians Limp Bizkit and Korn wore these sneakers in addition to The Beastie Boys.
- Campus Stitch and Turn, covered in velvety suede, which hides the stitches on the top, have become an Advanced version of this model.