Adidas Forum Low History
The Adidas Forum was a beacon of innovation when it comes to restructuring a basketball model into three different collar heights. The high-cut, mid-cut, and low-cut was first observed with the Forum when it was first released in 1984. Even the famous Michael Jordan wore these during the Olympic trials in the same year. The quintessential shoe was built with premium materials like a full grain leather upper and a durable stitched cupsole which was at the time was one of the most coveted basketball paraphernalia for pros.
Along with the different ankle tops, the vintage sneaker was also released in numerous colorways that range from white to black and even introducing neon colors to its style. The pronounced crisscross ankle system using a velcro strap, which is patented by Adidas, was retained even in the low top form.
The Adidas Forum became prevalent in the 80s and was re-released to the public during the 90s. Since then, several renditions of the silhouette was created exhibiting different styles but maintaining the three stripes logo on the side panels and the ankle strap.
For almost three decades the iconic footwear appeared in the feet of fans and sneakerheads including the celebrity brand promoter Kendall Jenner. The newer versions of the shoe still preserved its microcellular midsole which is wrapped by a Dellinger Web System that is exposed in the mid shank.
The cupsole and the patented criss-cross ankle strap was also maintained along with the placing of logos. Some materials like the full grain leather were replaced by nubuck with patented overlays. Although the Adidas Forum Low has the same elements of its forefather, an addition of plentiful colorways sets the latest version from the original.