Year: 2007

The Campus is one of the greatest adidas shoes of all time and with London's rich culture of footwear imports and b-boy preoccupations, Footpatrol were the perfect choice to rework it for the debut of the 80s edition. But what do you do with something this simple? Shift from suede and the shoe's appeal is lost, but do too little and it's an opportunity wasted. That mustardy yellow, claret red and appropriately cloudy grey are untouchable colours, but the devil was in the details on this project — the snake-effect stripes on the medial side have been aped elsewhere, but here they upped the swagger of a shoe that used to carry serious bragging rights. Extra points for putting store manager Wes's face on the box in a Jabbar style too.