This season, we recommence our long-standing partnership with adidas, unveiling our latest iteration of the adidas Originals campus. For this collaborative effort, we wanted to champion a real feel of 80s terrace nostalgia, searching through adidas’ long-listed lineage of fits whilst combining elements plucked from our FP archives to deliver an all-new lifestyle-apt feel to this icon.
Forming an important part of our design discography throughout our 21-year tenure, the Footpatrol and adidas collaborative journey hails back to the noughties with our first-ever pairing of the Consortium Superstar Vintage (2005), shortly followed by our first adaption of the adidas campus (2007), that hit our shelves in three newly re-tooled colourways (Burgundy, Mustard, and Iron).
From here we continued to pluck out some legends from the German brand’s archives including the arrival of our ‘Aqua’ ZX800 from the A-ZX series (2008), taking part in the Consortium programme with Hong Kong-based retailer JUICE (2017), not to mention our lauded Consortium Runner 4D (2018) and EQT Running Support ‘93 (2021).
Upon arrival, our latest rendition sources inspiration from all previous Footpatrol Campus collaborations. Landing in a muted pigskin suede build, adjoined with long nap hairy suede emblazoned across the toe box, which builds out the streamlined shape of the shoe. Tonal pony hair material grace the 3-Stripes branding on the laterals, whilst the medial removes the 3-Stripes exposing the underlayer liner material.
Dual tongues comprise of two different layers; the outer side takes on a pony hair build while the inner tongues (left – ‘Navy’ | right – ‘Burgundy’) draw inspiration from the colourways of our 2007 & 2011 Campus collaborations complete with Footpatrol branding in debossed form. We also pay homage to those earlier colourways through our co-branded ‘Mustard’ and ‘Iron’ painted insoles.
Doubled stacked heel tabs are gilded in a recycled snakeskin print with adidas embossed logos, while underneath, tonal branded 2002 & 2022 lettering as a nod to our 20th anniversary. As if all these details weren’t enough! The Footpatrol branding has been shifted from the traditional positioning and placed around the lateral ankle collar. This pays homage to the detailing found on the 2002 adidas Predator Mania (a customisation detail created for elite players only).
The Footpatrol x adidas Originals Campus will be launching in-store and online on Saturday 27th May (Available online from 08:00am BST).footpatrol
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