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7 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV skate shoes provide a great board feel when used in skateboarding, according to most users.
  • It has a very good grip, which most users liked.
  • The fit is accurate to size. It has a snug but comfortable fit that many buyers recognize.
  • Several colorways available for these shoes are easy on the eyes, according to some buyers.
  • Most of the wearers note that these shoes look great on their feet when worn. A few of them even reported that they get lots of compliments with this shoe on.
  • One video reviewer commented that these shoes feel broken in right out of the box.
  • One can easily get a hold of these kicks because of its budget-friendly price.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some wearers are a bit disappointed that these shoes wear a little faster than other skate shoes.
  • A small number of reviewers noted that these shoes are somehow narrow in the toe box.
  • For a few reviewers, the tongue of these shoes is too long and annoying.
  • Some said that these shoes are too thin and too little padded in the heel area making them feel that it is unstable.

Bottom line

People looking for a versatile and stylish skate shoe can probably consider the Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV. Wearers have attested to its comfort, great fit, and exceptional grip. A few even said that it feels broken in right out of the box due to its vulcanized rubber outsole.

Another plus factor is its overall look, which is easy on the eyes according to most purchasers. By wearing these shoes, some of the users receive lots of compliments from other people.

Bottom line

Facts

Base model: Adidas Campus Vulc II
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Adidas Campus
Price: $70
Colorways: Blue, Grey, Orange, Red
Size
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A top rated Adidas sneaker
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The Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV is available in men’s sizes ranging from size 6.5 to 14 in standard width. Both collar and tongue are lightly padded. The lace closure features an extra eyelet on the tongue to keep it in place, and to allow a more secure yet customize fit.

A low-top skate shoe that can take its wearer from skate parks to the streets, the Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV has a heavy duty suede upper in several cool colorways. It looks great when worn with short and pants like any other skate shoes.

The first three rows of recessed eyelets on the Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV function for added lace protection when skating. The shoe also has a distinct lightly padded tongue that is longer than that in the usual fashion sneakers. The iconic serrated Three Stripes branding is still present in tonal contrast with the suede upper. Lateral to it is the “CAMPUS” text in gold, a feature not present in the first Campus Vulc.

In the early 1970’s, Adidas released a low-top basketball shoe with a very simple style bearing the iconic Three Stripes brand and a signature suede upper, known as the Adidas Tournament. When the brand gained recognition during the hip-hop era in the ‘80s, the Tournament was renamed as the Campus to suit its function as a lifestyle shoe. Beastie Boys contributed in putting it on the map when they graced their “Check Your Head” album cover rocking the Campus.

Taking the silhouette of the classic Campus to a skateboarding shoe gave rise to the Adidas Campus Vulc. It was Adidas Skateboarding’s first vulcanized skate shoe that was introduced in 2008 when the brand re-entered the skate market. Slimmed down versions were later on released known as the Adidas Campus Vulc II and the Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV.

  • These shoes feature a removable molded PU sock liner for the much-needed comfort and protection. Another feature is the vector traction vulcanized outsole with grippy tread design, for an increased board feel, flexible foot movement, and lightweight feel.
  • The Adidas Skateboarding branding is visible on the tongue while the Adidas Trefoil logo is present on the heel.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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