Who should buy the Adidas Campus

The old-school Adidas Campus is a successful comeback story wrapped in premium materials. Include this in your shopping list if:

  • Your laidback, manly getup consists of a pair of jeans, tobacco pants, or black sweatpants.
  • You're a woman looking for Adidas shoes in pastel hues.
  • Budget-friendly sneakers that last (especially underfoot) are missing in your library.
  • Basketball sneakers that can double as skate shoes are your jam.

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Who should not buy it

If extra snugness around the ankle is high on your priority list, trade the Campus for the Adidas Basket Profi. Also, try the Adidas Superstar instead and take a chance on its stouter tongue.

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Great comfort in the Adidas Campus

A considerable number of the reviewers confirm that this Originals silhouette has a super-comfortable sole unit. They are also truly over the moon about its supple nubuck upper.

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Excellent support system

There’s an ample amount of support built around the shoe, according to cycling and skateboarding reviewers.

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Top-notch longevity

A good number of skaters attest that the shoe can withstand the harshness of the skateboard for a pretty long time. They are compelled to recommend this shoe because of this.

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Insufficient collar cushioning

The shoe's redesigned padding around the ankle isn't as cushy as before, according to a reviewer.

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Adidas Campus: A momentum enhancer

Thanks to the tongue's just-right padding and above-average flexibility, the Adidas Campus makes strides less restrictive.

Adidas Campus instep

Extraordinary workmanship

Buyers in droves say that this is one of the vintage shoes from the Adidas lifestyle series that are of excellent quality. Many of them even prefer its finish to the Gazelles.

Adidas Campus finish

A shifting tongue

Based on a report, the Campus' tongue has a habit of sliding out of place.

Adidas Campus stongue

Goes with the flow style-wise

It’s a pleasant comeback of a classic sneaker style as it can be combined with almost any piece of clothing, sneakerheads-slash-testers say.

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Budget-friendly equals the Campus

Many satisfied users say that they own more than one pair of these sneakers as they are affordable.

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Adidas Campus vs. Adidas Gazelle

Both the Campus and the Gazelle were initially built as performance shoes—the former for basketball, while the latter for track and soccer. Back in the day, these classics were particularly liked for their durable suede uppers and equally enduring rubber soles.

These silhouettes look almost the same as both come with jagged 3-Stripe overlays on the sides and heel patches that display the Adidas Trefoil icon. What makes the Gazelle different from the Campus is the presence of the T-toe overlay at the tip of the shoe and a loftier shape of the tongue. Style-wise, these old-school kicks remain to look simple and stay on trend to this day.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Classic, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Campus
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, Nubuck, EVA, OrthoLite
Season: Spring, Summer

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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.