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The Adidas Campus CNY is a Men’s Originals model which is available in sizes ranging from 8 to 14. The shoes have a lace closure that provides an adjustable fit.
The Adidas Campus CNY is a versatile shoe that is easy to pair with casual to semi-casual clothing. The shoe matches nicely with jeans and shorts, but they look good just as well crisp trousers and button-up polo shirts.
The noteworthy comfort of the Adidas Campus CNY has been further elevated with the inclusion of an Ortholite sockliner which provides maximum comfort while being breathable and lightweight. Aside from the comfort of the sneakers, it still retains that iconic look that has been loved by many from simple consumers to celebrities.
The Adidas Campus started off in the 1970s as basketball shoes with a low-cut design. They were initially named the Tournament before being renamed as the Campus in the 80s. From being basketball shoes, the Campus transitioned into skate shoes. They would have remained the secret of skateboarding enthusiasts until the Beastie Boys featured them in their album called Check Your Cover and raised them from semi-obscurity.
The Beastie Boys wore the Campus their entire career, even well after 1987 when Adidas discontinued the model. The Campus became influential sneakers, making their mark on hip-hop culture particularly in the place where hip-hop was born: New York City. The Beastie Boys’ continued endorsement of the silhouette encouraged the brand to return the silhouette back in circulation in the mid-90s.
The Campus’ revival kicked off a lot of collaborations down the road for the silhouette ranging from House of Pain to BAPE and Undefeated. Adidas also came out with several Campus iterations of the model including one with debossed side branding.
- Adidas unveiled the Adidas Campus CNY on January 13 of 2018. The shoes were part of the brand’s Chinese New Year Pack which also included the NMD R2, Superstar 80s, and EQT Support ADV. Previously, Adidas only released CNY packs of basketball silhouettes, but this year, the company delved into their Originals archive.
- The Adidas Campus CNY sneakers, like the rest of the CNY pack models, are adorned with a Chinese blessing symbol. The Campus CNY’s symbol reads as “shou” or longevity.
- The shoes uppers are made of pigskin nubuck while the linings are made of leather.
- The sneakers feature a rubber cupsole, leather heel patches, and a reinforced toe cap.