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The History of the adidas Campus

The adidas Campus is one of the more iconic shoes in the vast library of adidas. It has found a place in the hip hop community and urban fashion worlds. The Campus is one of the most popular silhouettes from adidas.


The adidas Campus comes is leather and suede editions. The rubber outsole offers superior grip for a wide array of activities – including skateboarding. The adidas Campus is one of the most versatile shoes on the market. The shoe has been around since the 1970s. But it did not really come into its own until the 1980s. The shoe is still a staple today, it has received a few modern updates, but it has mostly stayed untouched, especially aesthetically. One of the shining cultural moments for the Campus was when the Beastie Boys wore the sneaker on the cover of the 1992 album, “Check Your Head.”

adidas campus

Gazelle Similarities

The Gazelle and Campus are two of the most storied styles from adidas. The models share a signature serrated 3-Stripes. The main difference between them is in the details. The Campus has a herringbone-pattern rubber outsole. The Gazelle has a hexagonal-pattern outsole. Outside of that the models share a lot in common. Both are usually made of leather or suede uppers. They have a T-toe and of course both sport the iconic 3-Stripes.



The Three Stripes are iconic worldwide. Few brands in the sneaker industry, or in all of business, have had the global impact of adidas. Learn more about adidas below.

History Of The Three Stripes

The adidas brand has a long history and connection with sport. Its relationship with athletes and the field of play has always been in congruence with its sneaker culture prominence. adidas is known worldwide as The Three Stripes Brand. The German sportswear company was founded in 1949 by Adolf “Adi” Dassler. It started out rooted in track and football. It has become a global player in the sneaker industry over the past 70 years. Its global reach now includes basketball and popular culture. Partnerships with James Harden, Damian Lillard, Kanye West, Beyonce, Pharrell, and many more prominent names, have allowed adidas to become a top force in the fashion industry. adidas has mastered mixing sportswear and fashion. The Three Stripe’s popularity only continues to grow and its link to athletics and athletes is stronger than ever.

Shoe Palace x adidas

The adidas Three Stripes are iconic worldwide. Shoe Palace has collaborated with adidas numerous times on sneakers and events. adidas has consistently been one of our most popular partners since we opened our doors in 1993. Classic styles like the adidas Forum, Stan Smith and Superstar are mainstays in the sneaker community and the Shoe Palace marketplace. The Shoe Palace & adidas relationship has been an important part of Shoe Palace’s growth over the years, and it will continue to be an important piece of our retail future.


- Adam C. Better