This adidas Forum Mid References a Workwear Staple
Basketball shoes and work boots are two examples of footwear that have performance origins but were soon adopted by the streets. It just so happens that these genres often overlap, which is why this new Mid might look so familiar. Yep, it borrows the brown – some would say ‘Wheat’ – tones from a famous boot.
The resemblance is rather uncanny, given that this Forum has a bit more height to its ankle. There’s also the fact that its upper is not white leather, but brown nubuck instead. Add on brown elements on the tongue and ankle collar, plus yellow rope laces and metal eyelets, and the inspiration is pretty obvious. Not to mention the gum rubber outsole.
Put these Adidas Forums to work by visiting atmos and picking up a pair. Given the limited edition nature of this colourway, the retailer states that all sales are final and won’t accept returns or exchanges.