There’s been a strong push for retro 80s hoops shoes of late, with the evergreen Air Jordan 1 joined in demand by the likes of the Nike Dunk and the recently-reissued New Balance 550. For adidas, after a few moments with the Top Ten, their focus has seemingly shifted to the Forum. In support of the revival, the Three Stripes has enlisted help from the likes of Beyonce and global retailers like BSTN and SVD. Now, after unveiling a vintage take on the OG, adidas looks to deliver something completely different, with this next option utilizing an all-over indigo dye effect.
The general construction is simple; its panels made of mostly leather, save the collar and Three Stripes at the midfoot, all of which come colored thanks to the traditional indigo blue dye of the widely-utilized process. As a result of its dyed treatment, the sole, laces, tongue, and woven label bear an imperfect finish, their white base still somewhat noticeable underneath, resulting in a one-of-one effect from pair to pair.
Grab an official look at the pair here below, and if you’re in love with this unique take on the classic hoops shoe, you can look to pick these up from December 21st from select stores and adidas.com around the globe for $130 USD.Update 01.17.21 After a drop in Europe late last year, the adidas Forum Hi “Indigo” has now been confirmed for a US release on January 19th. Pairs will be dropping via raffle on the brand’s CONFIRMED application, with entries closing at 2:59 am on the day. You can pop your entry in here, and good luck!
adidas Forum Hi 84 “Indigo”
Style Code: FY7794
EU Release Date: December 22nd, 2020
US Release Date: January 19th, 2021