Year Released: 1984

adidas started out making running shoes and football (no, the other football) boots, but they adapted quickly once basketball was on the rise. Their Superstar and Pro Model shelltoes were the first readily available leather basketball shoes — which stood out amongst the Chuck Taylors and Pro Keds — and by the time the Forum came about, they were well established. The Forum, which retailed for $100 when that meant something, featured a built-in strap and a high-high cut that was ‘80s perfect.