adidas Skateboarding's Heitor da Silva Revives the Forum 84 ADV Release: 5 December 2020
With a storied history on the hardwood, the Forum silhouette has been re-imagined for the maple wood, thanks to adidas Skateboarding and team rider Heitor da Silva. Known for his distinctive flair on and off the board, da Silva brings both his aesthetic and performance insight to the Three Stripes’ heritage basketball classic, coming through with his own signature Forum 84 ADV.
‘I skated in the adidas Originals Forum a few years ago and loved them. I love classic basketball shoes for the look, durability and comfort,’ says da Silva. ‘The design process was fun and surreal – so happy I got to be a part of bringing the Forum back, especially for skateboarding.’
At a glance, the Forum 84 ADV packs all the familiar Forum DNA. However, on closer inspection, you’ll find plenty of precision skate-ready upgrades. Keeping the colourway simple yet stylish, da Silva has styled the uppers in a purple, black and white scheme, with subtle accents provided by the ‘Heitor da Silva’ sign-off on the tongue.
A full-grain leather upper is paired with a double-layered toe cap for improved durability. Down below, a high grade EVA midsole adds comfort and impact protection, while a rubber cup sole will bring a familiar board feel. Additionally, there’s an ADIPRENE moulded sockliner for glove-like fit, an air-mesh tongue for breathability, and a grippy gum sole for some extra tack. Premium looks with performance at its core!
The Forum 84 ADV by Heitor da Silva releases on December 5, available exclusively via adidas Skateboarding’s webstore and select skateboarding retailers.