October 2018

The adidas Campus is a classic sneaker silhouette of the 80s that made its debut in skateboarding 10 years ago. We tested the third update, the adidas Campus ADV, during a wear test for you.

adidas Skateboarding has launched a true skate shoe icon with the first Campus Vulc. After it had become rather quiet regarding the first campus Vulc, a slightly narrower version was released in 2016, the Campus Vulc II.

On October 6, 2018, the release of the newest member of the Campus family took place: The adidas Campus ADV. But contrary to its predecessor, the adidas Campus ADV does not come with a vulcanized sole but as a cupsole skate shoe.


adidas Campus ADV

adidas Campus ADV | A reunion of old friends

As a long-time Campus fan, I’ve been waiting for a new campus model from adidas Skateboarding. Thus, I was really happy when the release of the adidas Campus ADV was announced.

As the name implies, the campus ADV design is inspired by the 80s appeal of the original Campus silhouette. Classic style meets advanced technology.

Fit & Boardfeel

adidas Campus ADV

The shoe already felt right when I first wore it. No pressure, no pinching, no running in – pure comfort. Especially the rubber cupsole of the adidas Campus ADV surprised me positively.

The combination of the Geoflex outsole, a bounce cushioning and the Geofit construction of the adidas Campus ADV guarantees the best board feel. The shoe sits like a glove and offers optimal flexibility and cushioning.


adidas Campus ADV

The campus ADV does not have to hide in terms of durability. The two-layer suede construction absolutely fulfills its purpose and makes the shoe surprisingly resistant.

The sole, as known from adidas, is durable and virtually indestructible. You can see that adidas Campus ADV has a lot of expertise and experience behind it.



adidas Campus ADV

My high expectations for adidas Skateboarding’s latest Campus model were even exceeded by the campus ADV. It’s just fun to skate this shoe.

The adidas Campus ADV offers comfort, boardfeel, longevity and a timeless design. It definitely will not have been my last adidas campus ADV.



Points: 10/10


  • Boardfeel
  • Comfort
  • Durability
  • Design


  • With 89.99 EUR the shoe is not a bargain, but also not a very expensive skate shoe

Photos: Theo Acworth | @theoacworth