Fit & Sizing
Adidas ADV Campus sneakers are, fortunately, unisex. After all, it wouldn’t do to keep such classic shoes to just one gender. However, the sizes are based on men’s, and there is a size difference of 1.5 between the men’s and women’s. The measurements available for these low-tops range from 4 to 14. A woman with size 9 feet would be a 7.5 in men’s (once you subtract 1.5).
The shoes are reported to give off a nice fit width-wise but are also quite long. Many users recommended going down a half size.
Adidas Campus ADV Style
One of Adidas’ low-top shoes, Adidas Campus ADV shoes are constructed with a simple design and clean lines which makes them work well with outfits of all kinds. The styling is subdued with only the gold wordmark branding at the sides to give off a bit of flash. The sneakers go with everything from ultra casual shorts to the more formal chinos. And depending on the colorway, they might even pair well with suits.
Some colorways offered for the sneakers include Clear Blue, Collegiate Burgundy, Core Black, Collegiate Green, and MGH Solid Grey.
Fans of the classic style will have much to rejoice over in this new edition of the beloved hip-hop icon. Adidas Campus ADV shoes are made much more durable with suede uppers that are reinforced in the ollie zone for endless skateboarding jumps and tricks. The soles, the tongues, and the collars are more cushioned to protect the feet from jarring impact. Geofit construction assures the user of an anatomical and snug fit that’s just like wearing gloves for your feet. The Geoflex outsoles give great flexibility and board feel.
If you’re not a skater, it just means that these kicks will last that much longer for you. If these shoes can handle jumps and much abuse from skateboarding activities, they’re not going to be fazed by constant walking and gym workouts.
Adidas Campus ADV History
The Adidas Campus is a 70s silhouette that was first known as the “Tournament.” It was engineered for the basketball courts but slowly evolved into a skating shoe with a vulcanized sole. When the 80s rolled around, the sneakers were renamed to the “Campus.”
It was all about hip-hop during that time, and Adidas was at the forefront of the music scene with such groups as Run-D.M.C. singing “My Adidas” and being dressed from head to foot in products flaunting the Trefoil logo. Run-D.M.C. loved their Superstars, but the Beastie Boys relentlessly wore the Campus their entire career and even included a photo of the shoes in their 1992 “Check Your Head” album.
Although production for the shoes ceased in 1987, the demand for the silhouette never let up which was why the brand decided to bring them back in the mid-90s. The Adidas Campus had also transitioned into a skateboarding silhouette by then with the release of the Campus Vulc, a model geared for skateboarding. A slightly narrower version came out in 2016 called the Campus Vulc II.
For 2018, Adidas again launched a skateboarding version of the Campus again and called it the Campus ADV. Unlike the previous skateboarding editions, this one featured cupsoles instead of vulcanized ones.
- Adidas Originals Adidas Campus ADVs feature Flexible Bounce cushioning in the midsoles, Geofit padded collars, and molded EVA sockliners.
- Weight is around 368.54 grams each shoe.