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.

Keep scrolling to shop our favorite adidas Forum colorways.

Crew Navy

Forum Low

Forum Low

from $90

adidas

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

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

Forum Low Donovan Mitchell

Forum Low Donovan Mitchell

$110

adidas

Buy at adidas US

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 Forum Back To School

Bad Bunny Forum Back To School

$160

adidas

Buy at adidas US

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

Forum 84 High Eric Emanuel McDonalds All-American

Forum 84 High Eric Emanuel McDonalds All-American

$250

adidas

Buy at Stadium Goods

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

Forum Low Bad Bunny Pink Easter Egg

Forum Low Bad Bunny Pink Easter Egg

$670

adidas

Buy at Stadium Goods

Number 2 in the Bad Bunny saga is the Pink Easter Egg. This pair is a head-turner from start to finish.

Cloud White

Forum Low

Forum Low

$90

adidas

Buy at adidas US

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.

Light Blue

Forum 84 Low

Forum 84 Low

$138

adidas

Buy at stockx

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.

Beige Blue

Forum 84 Low

Forum 84 Low

$81

adidas

Buy at stockx

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.

Hazy Copper

Forum Low

Forum Low

$133

adidas

Buy at stockx

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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