As 2022 comes to a close Adidas has teamed up with LA based NYC stalwart brand Apt.4b on a collaborative shoe, simply titled "the door". The collaboration has Apt.4b take on the "Forum low 84".
Apt.4b has colored their Adi forum low in dark green which is to represent the green
project door that welcomes you into their store. Dressed in lux fabrics like suede, corduroy and leather, the 80s basketball shoe's appearance and feel is elevated while the removable strap, light cream mid sole and gum colored outsole pay homage to skateboarding culture.
Apt.4b added the "Adi forum crest" to side of the shoe as well, which is a detail that has never appeared on the low version of this model before and the Adi forum keychain that hasn't been seen or used by Adidas on this model since the 90s. Another key feature of the Adi forum:
the dellinger web. This nylon netting, found along the midsole, was created by Bill Dellinger (the oregon track and field coach who replaced nike founder Bill Bowerman),
to effectively distribute impact for smoother movement.
The shoes colors are meant to welcome you into Apt.4b.
In literature and symbolism, a green door can sometimes represent a new beginning or the potential for growth and change.
The shoes will be exclusively sold at the APT.4B Concept Shop in Los Angeles located at ROW DTLA & through the website.
(RELEASE DATE 12/17/22)