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 while 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.
Keep scrolling to shop our favorite adidas Forum colorways.
Classic silhouette, classic monochrome hits.
If you're down with the two-tone colorways but like a twist on the classic white and black colorway, opt for this grained-leather version.
Made with cutting scraps and post-consumer household waste, the adidas Forum Exhibit has an eye-catching patchwork finish.
Black & red iterations of classic basketball shoes have a history of wild success. The Jordan Bred colorway is one of the all-time greats. This Forum Low takes after that heritage.
Triple White is a failproof option — it always looks good. But still, sometimes it looks even better than normal. Like here, for example.
Neutral colorways should always have a spot in your rotation and this Mesa/Brown nails the style.
When you're opting for retro styles like the Forum, it's a safe bet to go for palettes like this iconic White & Green combo.
Multicolored suede panels give the classic Forum Low silhouette an eye-catching finish. But, thanks to the dusty pastels, it's never too much (out to Vandross).
Old-school varsity colorways are only made better by off-white midsoles. It's a match made in heaven.
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