The curious twinning of a 1980s adidas Campus and a Superstar Vintage silhouette that dates back to a decade prior continues here.
This duo still kills it like this month's nylon variations and prove that the legacy of these shoes is unbreakable. You can chuck whatever you want at the Superstar Vintage and it'll weather it...suede, leather — it even managed to sustain that slew of reptile fabrics a few years back, but the Campus is an easier one to eff-up. Leather's cool, but it always reminds us of the high street Campus IIs from the turn of the decade, turning a shoe we long lusted after into a symbol of oi-oi
beeriness — not that we're snobbish or anything — and it's always at its most marvelous in matt form.
If you want a lesson in how to make over the Campus
, the House of Pain variation was a superior take and proof that Danny Boy (check the video here
) is a Campus connoisseur, but occasionally the point of the shoe is missed a little. Ballistic nylon, suede and canvas would all be a perfect upper choice, but chocolate coloured nubuck on these and the accompanying Superstars has had us hyped since they arrived on the office shoe wall. Of course, it's on you to keep them protected in liquid or heavy-footed surroundings, but they're not dirt magnets — that darker colour might even prolong the dreaded nubuck mortality rate. Just watch for those scratches. These, the new Torsions and the reintroduction of the Gazelle Indoors should have the competition shook when they drop next month