Our verdict

This model that launched the Adidas Campus collection is built with a premium suede upper. We found that it has attracted legions of followers for its fashionable and practical appeal. We are impressed with the strength and practicality of this sneaker, thanks to its combination of hard-wearing exterior and supportive sole features. Not only is this shoe versatile performance-wise, but it is also quite adaptive style-wise.


  • Comfy
  • Durable
  • Supportive (lateral)
  • Affordable
  • Flexible instep
  • Fine finish
  • Mix-and-match gem


  • Downgraded ankle padding
  • Unruly tongue

Who should buy the Adidas Campus

The old-school Adidas Campus is a successful comeback story wrapped in premium materials. Include this in your shopping list if:

  • Your laidback, manly getup consists of a pair of jeans, tobacco pants, or black sweatpants.
  • You're a woman looking for Adidas shoes in pastel hues.
  • Budget-friendly sneakers that last (especially underfoot) are missing in your library.
  • Basketball sneakers that can double as skate shoes are your jam.

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Who should not buy it

If extra snugness around the ankle is high on your priority list, trade the Campus for the Adidas Campus 00S. Also, try the Adidas Superstar instead and take a chance on its stouter tongue.

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Great comfort in the Adidas Campus

We confirmed that this Originals silhouette has a super-comfortable sole unit. We are also truly over the moon about its supple nubuck upper.

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Excellent support system

We are glad to know that there’s an ample amount of support built around the shoe.

Adidas Campus support

Top-notch longevity

We can attest that the shoe can withstand the harshness of the skateboard for a pretty long time. We recommend this shoe because of this.

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Insufficient collar cushioning

We observed that the shoe's redesigned padding around the ankle isn't as cushy as before.

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Adidas Campus: A momentum enhancer

Thanks to the tongue's just-right padding and above-average flexibility, the Adidas Campus makes our strides less restrictive.

Adidas Campus instep

Extraordinary workmanship

This is one of the vintage shoes from the Adidas lifestyle series that are of excellent quality. 

Adidas Campus finish

A shifting tongue

We noticed that the Campus' tongue has a habit of sliding out of place.

Adidas Campus stongue

Goes with the flow style-wise

It’s a pleasant comeback of a classic sneaker style as it can be combined with almost any piece of clothing.

Adidas Campus flow

Budget-friendly equals the Campus

We are very satisfied with how Campus performs and looks, especially considering its affordable price. 

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Adidas Campus vs. Adidas Gazelle

Both the Campus and the Gazelle were initially built as performance shoes—the former for basketball, while the latter for track and soccer. Back in the day, these classics were particularly liked for their durable suede uppers and equally enduring rubber soles.

These silhouettes look almost the same as both come with jagged 3-stripe overlays on the sides and heel patches that display the Adidas Trefoil icon. We discovered that what makes the Gazelle different from the Campus is the presence of the T-toe overlay at the tip of the shoe and the loftier shape of the tongue. Style-wise, these old-school kicks remain simple and stay on trend to this day.

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