Who should buy the Adidas Campus ADV

This unisex shoe sports a low-cut construction, which provides skateboarders maximum mobility and flat soles for better grip on the board. The Adidas Campus ADV might appeal to you if:

  • A sneaker with an uncluttered design that could go well with ultra-casual shorts to more formal chinos or even suits is what you prefer.
  • You are a fan of both classic-styled footwear and hip-hop. 
  • You are looking for a skateboarding companion that offers glove-like fit comfort. 

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Style of the Adidas Campus ADV

One of Adidas’ low-top shoes, the Adidas Campus ADV shoes are constructed with a simple design and clean lines, which makes them work well with outfits of all kinds. The styling is subdued with only the gold wordmark branding at the sides to give off a bit of flash. Some colorways offered for the sneakers include clear blue, collegiate burgundy, core black, collegiate green, and MGH solid grey.

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Notable features

Fans of the classic style have much to rejoice over in this new edition of the beloved hip-hop icon. Adidas Campus ADV shoes are made much more durable with suede uppers that are reinforced in the ollie zone, which permits skaters to enjoy endless skateboarding jumps and tricks. The soles, the tongues, and the collars are more cushioned, which all protect the feet from jarring impact. 

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A Geofit construction assures the user of an anatomical and snug fit that’s just like wearing gloves for your feet. The Geoflex outsoles give great flexibility and board feel.

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If you’re not a skater, it just means that these kicks will last that much longer for you. If these shoes can handle jumps and much abuse from skateboarding activities, they’re not going to be fazed by constant walking and gym workouts. 

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History of Adidas Campus ADV

The Adidas Campus is a 70s silhouette that was first known as the “Tournament.” It was engineered for basketball courts but slowly evolved into a skating shoe with a vulcanized sole. When the 80s rolled around, the sneakers were renamed the “Campus.”

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It was all about hip-hop during that time, and Adidas was at the forefront of the music scene with such groups as Run-D.M.C. singing “My Adidas” and being dressed from HEAD to foot in products flaunting the Trefoil logo. Run-D.M.C. loved their Superstars, but the Beastie Boys relentlessly wore the Campus their entire career and even included a photo of the shoes in their 1992 Check Your HEAD album.

Although production for the shoes ceased in 1987, the demand for them never let up which was why it was brought back in the mid-90s. The Adidas Campus had also transitioned into skateboarding shoes by then with the release of the Campus Vulc, a model geared for skateboarding. A slightly narrower version came out in 2016 called the Campus Vulc IIs.

For 2018, skateboarding versions of the Campus are relaunched and called the Campus ADVs. Unlike the previous skateboarding editions, these featured cupsoles instead of vulcanized ones.

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Nice to know about the Adidas Campus ADV

  • Adidas Originals Adidas Campus ADVs feature Flexible Bounce cushioning in the midsoles, Geofit padded collars, and molded EVA sock liners.
  • Weight is around 368.54 grams for each shoe.

Adidas Campus ADV Additional Info

Facts / Specs

Base model: Adidas Campus
Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Adidas Skateboarding, Adidas Originals, Adidas Campus, Adidas Bounce
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole, EVA

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