Adidas Forum Mid: Bringing b-ball attitude to your casual ensemble

The ‘80s are considered the golden era for basketball footwear fanatics. It was the year when most brands unveiled some of their notable hard court silhouettes that eventually influenced the modern sneaker culture. Some of the most remarkable models introduced in the Michael Jackson-reigned era are the Air Jordans, the Reebok Pump kicks, and the Nike Dunks.

As the Three Stripes jumped on the bandwagon, the brand launched the Adidas Forum Mid. Sculpted from the original high-top profile, the Forum Mid features a shape that hugs the ankle securely with its mid-cut and strap construction.

Because of its popularity, the Forum found its way to the city streets. It ultimately steered away from being a high-performance basketball kick to another fashionable casual sneaker in Adidas Originals' roster. The brand made the Forum Mid shoe available in various styles and looks by releasing numerous colorways and by collaborating with fashion names, such as Beyonce's Ivy Park. 

What’s the update?

Because of its countless fans over the years, Adidas relaunched the Forum Mid as casual footwear. Adidas kept the classic ankle flaps that allow the wearer to don them just like the old days. However, unlike the classic, the newly-surfaced version has removable flaps that give its wearers more liberty in styling it.

Also, as part of Adidas’ ambition to end plastic waste, the brand unveiled a sustainable version of the Forum Mid. On the Cloud White/ Ambient Sky/ Core Black variation, Adidas utilized 50% recycled content on its upper's 20% overall material. 

Rankings

How Adidas Forum Mid ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 31% sneakers
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Top 35% Adidas sneakers
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Top 26% mid sneakers
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