Who should buy the Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s

This Adidas sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a head-turner shoe with a vintage design
  • You are after a sneaker made from top-quality materials inspired by Football

Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s Logo

Style of the Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s

The generally released colorways of the collab are rendered in dark tones of Collegiate Navy and black to emphasize a more low profile look. The sneaker maintained the classic low top entry of the Campus while blending themes of White Mountaineering branding on the tongue and the Three Stripes. The heel tab is also revamped to display a subtle hint of WM triangular signature with an iconic Adidas Trefoil logo embossed in the middle.

Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s Midsole

With uniqueness in mind, the White Mountaineering's version of the Campus 80s assures a head-turning scenario wherever one may go. Adding a sense of exclusivity to the vintage footwear promotes a vibe of winning an unspoken fashion competition which conveniently goes well with pants or outdoor apparel.

Notable Features

White Mountaineering brilliantly utilizes the Adidas Three Stripes and adds two undertoned diagonal lines on its side panels to portray a genius form of logo play. A small Trefoil Adidas logo sits atop the three-lined "V" White Mountaineering branding on its tongue. The same shape takes place on its heel tab which showcases an embossed Adidas logo in the middle.

Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s Laces

History of the Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s

Before dwelling on the hip-hop and skateboard fuss of the Campus, it is best to understand where the low-profile sneaker came from. Reflecting on its hardships, key aspects can be pointed out to its current posture in the athleisure realm of fashion footwear.

Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s Toebox

According to the Adidas Archives, the Campus was first released in 1979 taking the form of an athleisure sneaker with hard leather uppers. Its premise is built around a multi-purpose trainer that can still be flaunted in the streets. It was then stripped of its hard leather upper and incorporated suede in 1985. Giving back its basketball purpose, the sneaker was worn primarily on the court before it hopped from sport to sport. Because of its durable suede material, it became famous as a skate shoe for rebels and the like.

Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s Outsole

Aside from skaters, the Campus was visible on the feet of Beastie Boys frontmen Ad-Rock and Mike D who were loyal to the brand for decades. From then on, the sneaker progressed as the growing number of fanatics accumulated through time. When an era of collaboration hogged the sneaker market, the underrated Campus was one of the lucky models to receive numerous partnerships while honoring its decade of origin by adding an 80s label at the end of its name.

Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s Heel

Flash forward to 2017, the Campus gets an outdoor makeover under the influence of the Japanese retailer White Mountaineering. The outdoor brand emerged in the fashion limelight with their unique takes on iconic footwear by adding high-performance components. Weatherizing the classic suede and turning it to pigskin nubuck, the Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s gets an upgrade not only in longevity but also in style.

Adidas White Mountaineering Campus 80s Shoe collar

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Football
Collaboration: White Mountaineering
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Campus
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole, EVA

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.