Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter Style
Coming in gray and red colorways, the high-top sneaker projects a stylish silhouette with its sock-like Primeknit wrapping the foot above the ankle in a bootie-shaped cut. Best paired with winter clothes, thick overalls, and padded jeans, winter kicks no longer have to be bulky boots as the Primeknit material with reflective lacing that goes all through the lower leg keeps this sneaker trendy.
The ribbed elasticated Primeknit material goes all the way up the ankle with a pull tab for easy entry and exit at the tongue. The heritage basketball-inspired profile of the Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter has also been kept intact with the thick rubber sole and welded signature Adidas three-stripes.
Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter History
Since it was established in 1949, German footwear manufacturer Adidas has been at the forefront of making iconic shoes. While they first settled on creating football and running shoes, it has since diversified and branched out to various sports that include basketball.
Prior to the release of the Adidas Forum in the 1980s, the German brand has already had its formidable court models that competed with pioneering basketball brands like Converse. These shoes include the iconic shell-toe Superstar and the Pro Model kicks that stood out in the court.
With the rising popularity of basketball in the 1980s and new brands like Nike getting a massive chunk of the market, the German company had to brace themselves with new designs that include its iconic Adidas Forum. Retailing at $100 and featuring a built-in strap, a high-cut silhouette, and thick rubber soles, the Adidas Forum was geared for intense court action.
Through the years since its release in 1984, the Adidas Forum had several makeovers with the introduction of new materials from synthetic, leather, and mesh. As part of its 25th anniversary in 2008, the Adidas Forum went all-silver in the upper with some embossed details signifying its limited edition release.
More recently the Adidas Forum had its Primeknit iteration in the first quarter of 2017. This modern version was followed by the Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter released on October 27, 2017. The winter-ready version had a weather-proof membrane spread out across the upper that serves as an insulator to keep the feet warm and dry from rain or snow.