Adidas forum 84: The most iconic models of the clover's 80s basketball

Adidas forum 84 low


The adidas Forum is a classic. These shoes were born on basketball courts in the 1980s and immediately became a fashion icon thanks to their timeless design. Today they return with a contemporary look faithful to the original in the details.

Universally considered by collectors and vintage enthusiasts as one of the most beautiful sneakers of that decade, the adidas Forum is one of the most iconic models of the clover's 80s basketball catalog and, in general, one of the most important in the history of the brand.


The release of the first version of the Forum was set for 1984, on the occasion of the XXIII Olympics in Los Angeles with the idea of introducing a new high-level model for basketball to the market, suitable to replace the 1979 Top Ten.

To design the Forum for adidas is Jacques Chassaing, a fundamental figure in the history of the clover, the one who will also dedicate himself to the ZX line.

Why so iconic

The iconicity of the adidas Forum 84 has to do above all with two crucial elements: the first is that the silhouette has been authenticated through sport, the second is the high versatility of the shoe. The most significant parts of the shoe were real sports innovations in the 1980s, for example the strap and the criss-cross ankle system that were fully part of those projects that changed the history of sneakers. 

In addition to all this, let's say that, for a short time, the shoe ends up at the feet of a young basketball player from North Carolina, inserted in the first selection group for the US team, Michael Jordan, who at the beginning of Nike did not really want to know.

Environmental friendly

Adidas shows a permanent commitment to put an end to plastic waste in the manufacture of each of its novelties.

Thus, 20% of the products used to manufacture the upper of these adidas Forum 84 Low come from at least 50% recycled material. 

There are some things that never change. This is the case of the adidas Forum 84 Low which, without losing their essence, return to become the model your outfits need. Made with recycled materials, they are synonymous with personality and comfort, essential for every day!

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