The adidas Forum Low first released in 1984 as adidas’ flagship basketball silhouette. While the design was available in both high and low-top builds, the low-top soon became the most popular of the two thanks to its versatility off the court. After a hiatus whilst more streamlined tech-focused sneakers stole shelf space and attention, vintage styles are returning to the sneakerhead psyche in a big way and it makes sense that the adidas Forum is amongst the resurrected styles.
From Instagram mood boards like hidden.ny to the feet of Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky, and many, many more, retro sneakers are replacing the luxury and performance styles we’d grown accustomed to over recent years. Combine the resurrection of vintage styles with collaborations from the likes of Beyonce’s IVY PARK and Bad Bunny and you’ve got the recipe for a tasty new era of adidas Forum.
In light of the growing presence of the adidas Forum, we thought it was high time that we took a deep dive into the style. From collaborations to retro-style general releases, here are some of the best ways to begin your new, vintage love affair.
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When it comes to our growing roster of vintage-style sneakers, we love to go with a varsity colorway. This white, navy, and gum general release hits all the good spots with a clean upper and clever detailing like a gold-foil logo and gum outsole.
Donovan Mitchell is undeniably one of the brightest stars in the NBA right now and he's got a footwear archive to match. While you're unlikely to see the Forum Low on-court this season, you'll likely catch this purple-trimmed pair on the street.
Bad Bunny Back To School
Bad Bunny's third Forum collaboration is our favorite yet. After the bold pink aesthetic of the previous pair, this all-black iteration is a welcome departure. Sleek and packed with technical detailing, it's sure to be a popular one. Grab your pair through adidas Confirmed.
Eric Emanuel McDonalds All-American
King of shorts, Eric Emanuel partnered up with McDonald's and adidas recently for a hoops-inspired capsule and these Forum 84 Highs were the MVP.
Bad Bunny Pink Easter Egg
Number 2 in the Bad Bunny saga is the Pink Easter Egg. This pair is a head-turner from start to finish.
If you're ever in doubt about a new silhouette, it never hurts to play things safe with a triple-white palette. Especially as we're approaching summer, this pair is about to look real clean.
The grey-blue hue used throughout this pair is a stroke of genius. It appears slightly faded, giving the shoe that sense of pre-worn beauty that's reserved for the true classics.
Tan leather forms the backdrop to strong, navy-blue overlays, outsole, laces, and lining. The two colors marry smoothly to make this drop one of the more easily styled pairs in this roundup.
Abiding by the same rules as the Light Blue iteration, this pair looks to Hazy Copper for its faded chromatic foundation. Don't forget the gum outsole, either. Never forget the gum outsole...
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