adidas was lucky to recruit Melting Sadness, a Chinese imprint whose mainline ingenuity has transitioned rather well to the footwear brand’s line-up of classics. And here, with their upcoming Forum Exhibit Low, the two are drawing inspiration from yet another furry creature, this time man’s best friend.
But this is not outwardly apparent at a glance. Rather, the pair first exudes retro influence, its materials composed of corduroy, felt, and a weave that errs deceptively close to burlap. Each is then dressed in a different autumnal tone — some a deep brown, others a much lighter tan or mustard yellow. In addition, the duo have added a few customizable options. The smooth, cognac leathers of the front strap can be swapped for one brighter and textured with wide wale cord. What’s more, the back can also be adorned in one of two ways: with either an enlarged panel signed off by Melting Sadness themselves or a more playful dog-shaped accessory.
For a close-up look, peer below at the official images. For now, sit tight as we await more details on the upcoming release.
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Melting Sadness x adidas Forum Exhibit Low
Release Date: 2021
Style Code: GW8927