Likely caused in part by the unattainability of the Air Jordan 1 and Nike Dunk releases, there seems to be an overwhelming demand for mid-80s basketball silhouettes. With sneakerheads striking out each and every release, many are turning to other brands like New Balance and adidas to get their retro hardwood fix. The 550 from New Balancehas been a front-runner outside the Swoosh, but adidas Forum isn’t too far behind it. The marquee Three Stripes model of 1984 has been thrust back into the spotlight thanks to help from the likes of Beyonce and global retailers like BSTN and SVD, as well as some stellar in-line releases like the beautiful indigo-dyed drop. Now its returned in an elevated aesthetic, with this clean low-cut linking an elegant palette with a premium finish.
The adidas Forum Low 84 “Blue Thread”, as its known, arrives with a supple warm beige build, and is met with striking splashes of navy blue leathers at the midfoot, heel, and liner. Further strikes of the midnight hue hit the waxed laces out outsole, the latter resting below an aged-look midsole unit. Completing the design is a handful of elegant accentuations, with metallic gold branding at the lateral ankle, tongue, and leather insoles rounding out the design. Construction is immaculate — even the most basic GR Forum surpasses any expectation, with this no exception — and is a remarkable feat for the $110 price tag.
If you’re feeling this elegant take on the classic hoops shoe, you can scoop pairs up right now from Aussie retailers HYPE DC for $180 AUD — but if you’re waiting for a localized release, pairs shouldn’t be too for off their global adidas.com release. Until then, enjoy an official look at the pair here below, and be sure to keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates.Update 01.17.21 After a drop in Australia early this year, the adidas Forum Low “Blue Thread” has now been confirmed for a US release on January 30th. Pairs will be dropping here on adidas.comfor $110 from 10 am ET on the day. If you are planning on picking up a pair, make sure you head to our dedicated adidas Release Dates Calendarto set yourself a reminder for the drop!
adidas Forum Low 84 “Blue Thread”
Style Code: FY7792
Color: Beige/Blue Thread/Gold Metallic
US Release Date: January 30th, 2021
Price: $110 USD / $180 AUD