Size and fit

The Adidas Campus 2 is available in men’s sizes from 5 to 15 US in medium width. It runs true to size and features a lace-up closure for a secure fit. It also has a removable Ortholite sockliner to halt the formation of odor and provide protection during impact.

Adidas Campus 2 Style

The Adidas Campus 2 features a sporty kick with an urban twist. It is covered with a soft Nubuck leather upper with contrasting stripes fitted as a lifestyle sneaker. It is lightweight and has just enough ventilation suitable for all-day wear in the urban pavements. This shoe works well with any casual attire. Most wearers can be seen sporting this with jeans, joggers, shorts and even with their activewear. This trendy kick will inevitably never goes out of style.

Notable Features

What made the Adidas Campus 2 striking for many enthusiasts is that Nike preserved the original profile of the Adidas Campus released more than three decades ago. Adidas just made some minor tweaks to make it more apt for the modern consumers.

Adidas Campus 2 History

The Adidas Campus has been considered as the sibling of the iconic Superstar, Gazelle and Stan Smith. It was deemed to be underrated and has stayed low-key, calmly chilling in the background.

In the early 70s, Adidas released hard court footwear named Tournament and was renamed as Campus in the 80s. During that time, the Pro Model and the Gazelle have been reigning the market. Over time, this low-top basketball shoe with vulcanized sole eventually crossed the lifestyle category.

In the 80s up to the 90s, hip-hop culture started to rule the scene. Bands like the Run DMC and the Beastie Boys were seen sporting the Campus which helped accelerate its fame in the lifestyle arena. Even during the production hiatus of the Campus in the market, the Beastie Boys still wore them throughout their career.

The Beastie Boys preferred the Campus over the more popular Gazelle. Because of their continuous endorsement, the group salvaged the Campus from oblivion via their “Check Your Head” album cover. Adidas decided to bring the Campus back to the market in the mid-90s.

Recently, the Adidas Originals rebooted this iconic profile. The Campus is back again in the market as fresh and better than ever. The Adidas Campus 2 is a lifestyle shoe that features soft suede with the iconic 3-Stripe and bulky rubber sole. Adidas updated it with better fit and a tad wider than the first released Campus.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas Campus 2 features a removable Ortholite sockliner that reduces the odor formation. This sockliner also provides soft, durable and breathable cushioning.
  • It has a suede upper with the signature pinking-edged 3-stripe layout.
  • Perforations can also be seen along the iconic 3-Stripe.
  • It has the herringbone pattern rubber cupsole for durable ground grip.
  • The toecap is reinforced to provide better support.
  • Golden branding can be found on the heel, tongue and the side.

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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.