Bulletin: Campus Recouture
Founder of Tokyo based experimental sneaker repair and restoration shop, Shun Hirose, applies his craftsmanship yet again to the Campus 80s silhouette. Hirose is known for refurbishing popular sneaker designs with outsoles and tooling from traditional shoe constructions, as well as customizing sneakers with new panelling and stylistic touches. His creations are at the forefront of the new sneaker customisation and upcycling wave now hitting the industry. And Hirose is no stranger to working with adidas, having participated in adidas’ makerlab project, in which he created 333 pairs of Campus 80’s that sold out instantly.
Commonly referred to as the ‘mistake’, Hirose’s original Campus 80’s model was inspired by the idea of an error during a shoe construction, in which two distinctive elements are accidentally combined, creating a unique, clashing colorway. Three new colorways of the Campus 80’s silhouette bring this same ethos to life, colliding burgundy, navy and grey palettes across a single upper. A follow-up ‘correction’ release offers more traditional black and white colorways of the Campus 80’s, constructed to Hirose’s strict standards of quality and detail. Available from November 21st online.