The adidas Forum Makes a Triumphant Return to Foot Locker!Release: 1 March 2021
The ‘OG Sneaker Store’, Foot Locker, is writing a new chapter in their storied sneaker history with the highly anticipated announcement that they’ll be the go-to spot to acquire the adidas Forum. Returning after a brief hibernation, the baller bringback reintroduces OG catalogue colours to a new audience, while simultaneously starting with a blank slate. To do that, it’s time to go back to 1984.
1984 was a massive year. Apple debuted the Macintosh computer, Prince released Purple Rain, and adidas introduced the Forum. Instantly superseding all basketball shoes before it, the Forum entered the fray as adidas’ all-star performer, and quickly became the prime choice of hardwood heroes and street cats alike. It’s equipped with foot-hugging leather uppers, impact-spreading Dellinger Web midsole inserts, and supportive ankle straps, among a full set of features warranting its then-unheard-of $100 ticket price in some regions.
Over 35 years later, the Forum is still as relevant as ever, readily taking the throwback footwear baton from its Three Striped brethren. In 2021, there is still plenty of reverence for the OG white and blue colourway, which gets an ankle liberating low-cut. It’s still equipped with a strap as standard – perfect for any impromptu pick-up games. Meanwhile, two all-white options – one in old-school Mid height – are joining the party, whereby the blank palettes fully emphasise the time capsule cool of the 1980s design.
The adidas Forum Low and Mid will launch at Foot Locker Australia locations and their webstore on March 1. Get in early while they’re still fresh on the shelves!