Drops 01 Jan 2025
As Adidas shifts gears following the end of its Yeezy partnership, the brand has given more attention to the high-fashion universe, this time through the lens of Fear of God and its founder, Jerry Lorenzo.
What could be the beginning of a defining collaboration, the duo's inaugural collection is set to arrive soon, with Fear Of God's lengthy teasers coming to a head this Fall. One that forms part of the collection it the Fear of God x Adidas Forum 86 Lo —an amalgamation of vintage appeal and contemporary refinement.
Close-up looks at the collaboration show a silhouette that retains much of its original 1986 charm. Across the two colorways, the design offers a classic silhouette that suits the modern age, while incorporating Fear Of God’s distinctive elements. The sneaker features a lofted cream sole unit that elevates the look, setting the stage for a bespoke greyscale and black palettes that reverberates with Lorenzo's minimalist ethos.
The upper, crafted in clad-suede, brings a luxurious texture to the table, offering a counterpoint to the jet-black Fear of God logo imprinted at the heel. But the small details steal the show: rope laces and lace toggles, Fear Of God staples, anchor the sneaker in an unmistakably Lorenzo's aesthetic.
Scheduled for release in the coming fall season, the Fear Of God x Adidas Forum 86 Lo is not just another pair of sneakers—it's a testament to the seamless blend of sportswear and high fashion, encapsulating the strengths of both Adidas and Fear of God in a single, compelling package.
As the sneaker world waits with bated breath for further release details, two things are clear: this collaboration sets the tone for Adidas's high-fashion aspirations and highlights Fear Of God’s continued influence in the industry.