adidas Campus 80 (House Of Pain)
ART NUMBER: GO5553
MADE ON: -/09
MADE IN: VIETNAM
The Campus 80’s were released in the early 1970’s, however its roots were founded in 1980’s Hip-Hop and popularised by the Beastie Boys in the 1990’s. The Campus 80’s are a tangible time capsule representing the rap and the B-Boy culture of that era.
These Campus 80’s are named after the American Hip Hop group House of Pain and were released March 17th 2009. The Green, White and Orange colour way is inspired by the band’s Irish heritage and also coincides with St Patricks Day. The group’s iconic white outlined crest is embroidered on the tongue and centred is a Three-Leaf Clover. ‘Fine malt lyrics’ another name for their debut album ‘is stitched in gold thread across the upper side and can also be found at the bottom of the crest in green stitching. The deep vintage green suede upper and white sole completes this classic look.
The alternating Green insole on the left foot, and Orange on the right is consistent with the Irish flag colours. adidas brought the shoe to life for hard-core House of Pain fans but can also be enjoyed by those who would purchase these Gazelles for the love of colours and design. Generally the Campus 80’s tend to be quite clean in design yet the silhouette has been released in a variety of colours in varying styles and prints ensuring relevance yet keeping within its prototypal components.
Text: Natiki Collins