adidas has dropped quite a few notable collaborations in 2023 so far. We’ve already seen the releases of the adidas X Gucci and Fear of God X adidas collections. The brand has shown no signs of slowing down with the early momentum, this time announcing the adidas Originals X BAPE collaboration.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the streetwear brand BAPE® (A BATHING APE). Additionally, 2023 also sees the 20th anniversary of the first partnership between adidas Originals and the Japanese brand. As such, the duo will proceed with a year-long celebration for these anniversaries.
In this manner, the duo has released the BAPE® Forum Low 84 sneaker as the first of these celebrations. The concept takes the Forum Low 84 and receives a redesign with BAPE® and Trefoil branding. These are evident throughout the collection, which includes two silhouettes.
Additionally, the designs feature BAPE’s iconic camouflage pattern across the uppers. These will be represented in green and blue for the two colour palettes. There is branding featured on the tongue to commemorate BAPE’s 30th anniversary with shimmering golden details. This is also visible on logos on the lateral side, lace dubrae, and sockliners.
As part of the international release campaign, adidas and BAPE have partnered with NAB star Jalen Green. He is featured in the marketing campaign alongside the giant-head figures, on the header image, as they take the city.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of A Bathing Ape with the adidas Originals X BAPE Forum Low 84 drop.
The release will be available at adidas stores in Sandton City and V&A Waterfront. It’ll also be available online at adidas.co.za. Additionally, fans will receive a complimentary BAPE®-themed cupcake with every purchase of Forum 84 BAPE® Low sneakers in-store.