This adidas Forum Low Splices Tropical ColoursRelease: 28 February 2021
The adidas Forum comeback is nearing full steam, as the frequency and variety of colourways increases. Up next is this zesty edition with an even tangier colour name of ‘Screaming Orange’. Unlike recent releases that have opted for the OG high cut, this drop uses the more street-friendly low height.
Somewhat resembling a mango Weis bar crossed with a pine lime Splice (Google them for some colourful calorific inspiration), soft shades of the aforementioned ‘Screaming Orange’ are placed against near-neon green hues of ‘Yellow Tint’. These colours are split across the top portion of the upper at the ankle collar, strap, tongue, and laces, intersecting at the stripe branding. In the middle sits crisp white leather and rubber midsoles. Elsewhere, those limey accents highlight the external heel clip, lateral branding window, and circular rubber outsole tread.
Somehow, this sort of bright and crisp colour-blocking recalls the neon-dipped variants of numerous adidas retro basketball shoes from the early 2000s. Of course, the Forum featured heavily at the time, alongside other throwback models – time will tell whether a new generation of sneakerheads are into the sweet shades.
A release date of February 28 has been pencilled in for adidas Australia, but it’s likely these Forums will also see a wider release.