Adidas Forum 84 Low: Former hardwood now street resident 

Adidas sneaks in the Forum 84 Low into its expanding Originals squad. Like the high-top version, the Forum 84 Low appears like it just leaped from the hardwood into the streets with its basketball-inspired getup. And, just like the Top Ten and Pro Model, which are some of the must-have Adidas hoop-rooted kicks, this plushy shoe deserves a spot in the sneaker reserve of Three-Stripe collectors, sneak geeks, and old-school shoe-ppers. 

Distinct Forum 84 elements

Secure strap. The iconic ankle strap that grants a secured lockdown fit on the bball archival shoe is retained in this low-top profile. Some colorways of the Forum 84 Low come with a removable Velcro strap. But if you prefer it without the band, there’s a skate version named the Forum 84 ADV. Or check out other similar styles like the Rivalry Low and Hoops 2.0.

Old-school sole. It replicates the DNA of the Forum Low, but this time it sports a creamy, vintage-looking bottom instead of the traditional white. Compared to the silhouettes with bleached-like soles and, at the same time, dirt magnets, this shoe is easier to tidy up.


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