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.
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.