BAPE x UNDFTD x adidas Campus 80s
- MODEL: ADIDAS CAMPUS 80S
- PACK: ADIDAS X BAPE X UNDFTD SS13
- TYPE: BASKETBALL
- DESIGNED BY: BAPE / UNDFTD
- MADE IN: VIETNAM
- MADE ON: 08/12
- ART.NO: G95033
- FACTORY: SHW 675001
Yes, they’re camouflage, but that won’t keep these kicks hidden in the Spring 2013 releases, as were sure just like the past BAPE and UNDFTD collabs they will sell out in hours.
Let’s take a look backwards to examine what has really led up to this three-way collab.
Since 2003 A Bathing Ape has been pushing out powerful pairs with adidas Originals. With nine shoes under their belt (four Super Ape Stars, four Super Ape Skates, and the B-Sides Supes) this pair marks their first double-digit entry into the adidas archive. In fact it won’t just be their tenth shoe, but their eleventh and twelfth, as a more black Campus 80s and even lighter ZX 5000 are scheduled for this Spring 2013 pack release as well.
While all of BAPE’s work with adidas has – up until this point – been solo, Undefeated on the other hand has had numerous experience in working not only with the trefoil team but alongside other designers as well (such as Dave’s Quality Meat, HUF, and Goodfoot, to name a few). Their span of silhouettes is vast as well, ranging from runners to basketball shoes, including EQT’s, Forum Mid’s, Superstars, Top Ten’s, ZX 8000′s, and more.
Combine the legacy and experience that UNDFTD has with the ambition and hype that BAPE unravels and you’re sure to see something special. Now if only they’ll hit the shelves this time!
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by errol