While its been years since he played in the NBA, to say Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is “retired” would be quite the disservice. And soon, the former pro athlete will prove as much as he teams up with adidas Los Angeles to honor the one thing that actually is retired: his Lakers jersey.
This homage arrives by way of the Forum Low, whose usual materials are removed in favor of a synthetic like that of the uniform’s own. The bright gold of each panel — though already an aid to the celebration — is made better with the applied perforations. Purple shades, then, detail alongside, completing the signature palette via the lace unit, lining, Three Stripes, and emblazoned “33.”
In fitting fashion, just 33 pairs of this custom-made Forum Low will release, will all proceeds going to Kareem’s Skyhook Foundation. Each pair will be $1,000 and will be available exclusively on June 26th at Sneaker Con through NTWRK.
In other news, have you seen the Camper adidas Forum Low?
Updated June 22nd, 2021: Just 33 pairs of the custom shoes, designed by @factory83.84, will be released on June 26th.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar x adidas Forum Lo
Release Date: June 26th, 2021 (Saturday)