Adidas Forum Hi Crafted Style
The high-top Adidas Forum Hi Crafted is vintage inspired and is an excellent shoe for those who can appreciate the iconic styling and the casual aesthetic to it. The Adidas Forum Hi Crafted high-top brings back the nostalgia of the 80s, making it a retro lovers dream.
Owners of the Adidas Forum Hi Crafted high-top can usually be seen wearing this pair with tapered pants and a simple shirt as the shoe itself becomes a focal point of the outfit. Regardless, the high-top still looks great with shorts and jeans, and the occasional joggers.
Adidas Forum Hi Crafted History
Adidas all began with the owner, Adolph “Adi” Dassler, having a love for sports, and he went on to create spiked shoes for track and field. This led him to team up with his brother and together, they founded the company Gebruder Dassler OHG which would soon become Adidas. In a few years time, Dassler’s designs and his shoes gained an international reputation thanks to Olympian Jesse Owens. Owens went on to attain four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympic where he wore a pair of Dassler's track shoes. In 1949, Adidas was established, and it was destined to go up from there.
Success for the brand was quick on the rise, and by the 70s, Adidas turned into an athletic shoe brand that led to soaring sales in the United States. By 1972, with the Munich Olympic Games just around the corner, Adidas became the official supplier for the games. With that, Adidas’ began releasing more shoes, diversifying its collection and products.
In 1984, it released a basketball shoe in the form of the Adidas Forum. This shoe had a built-in strap with a high-top profile, and the brand integrated it with some unique technologies to make it an even better shoe for the court. Some of the different techs that Adidas incorporated was the Dellinger Web, introduced in the Adidas Forum. The Dellinger Web is a system of nylon netting that could help in dispersing the impact of the foot, softening the shock of every step. It worked pretty much like a shock absorber.
It wasn’t the only technology that Adidas integrated though, and the brand went on to add a foreflex toe cut. This added toe cut allowed for better mobility. Meanwhile, the crisscross system that the ankle leather straps had helped in preventing injury to the ankle.
It was such an insanely popular shoe back in the 80s that Adidas began releasing different iterations of the original silhouette which, to this day, still enjoys a good amount of popularity. Enough so that Adidas went ahead and released the Adidas Forum Hi Crafted in November of 2017.
One of the variations of the original Adidas Forum and a welcome addition to the ever-growing Adidas lifestyle sneaker line is this high-top kick. It utilizes premium materials and manual craftsmanship to create something fresh yet familiar for sneaker fans.
With its premium and deluxe feel, it comes as no surprise that the price tag on this shoe runs a little high, at a retail price of about $270.