Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Adidas Campus 2 + NBA History
Adidas released an indoor sneaker in the 70s that was called Tournament. Adidas eventually decided to rename the shoe to Campus in the 80s. The Campus was deemed to be the cousin of the more renowned classic sneakers Stan Smith, Superstar, and Gazelle. The shoe was said to be underrated and stayed low-key during those times.
In the 80s and 90s, the Campus crossed to the lifestyle footwear realm and was embraced by the hip-hop culture. Hip-hop acts like Run D.M.C, and notably, the Beastie Boys helped in the kick's further rise to fame. The Beastie Boys wore the Adidas Campus on their Check Your Head album cover, which cemented its reputation in hip-hop.
Since then, the Adidas Campus received multiple reinterpretations from different artists, musicians, and brands. Some of the more notable collaborators were House of Pain, BAPE, UNDFTD, and Kazuki Kuraishi. In 2007, Adidas collaborated with the NBA and released multiple colorways that are taken from different NBA teams.
Adidas Campus 2 + NBA Style
The Adidas Campus 2 + NBA retains its predecessor's silhouette and material but now comes pimped with bold color combinations inspired by various NBA teams. Let its vivid hues be the focal point of your ensemble by choosing clothes with neutral tones. It would look great paired with athletic gear for a laidback day, or you could dress it in shorts or jeans for days you feel more refined.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Campus 2 + NBA is exclusively offered in men’s sizes that range from 6 to 14. Ladies who want to cop should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. Some have reported that this kick runs smaller than what is expected so trying it in person is recommended.
The pair's upper is crafted from leather suede, which provides durability. The shoe's classic Campus silhouette is an ode to the 80s basketball style. Its heel is padded for added comfort and cushioning. It is available in different colors, lace styles, and graphics that depends on which NBA team you prefer.
- It is available in D – Medium width.
- Some of the NBA teams with Campus iterations are Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, and the Philadelphia 76ers.