Marking a significant chapter in the annals of sneaker collaborations, the 30th-anniversary festivities of BAPE® receive a notable boost. Enter adidas Originals, partnering with the revered Japanese label, to introduce a limited gem: the Forum 84 BAPE® Low Triple-White sneaker. This release isn’t just a commemorative move; it further entrenches adidas’ long-standing rapport with collaborative ventures, while paying homage to BAPE®’s unparalleled stature in the streetwear realm.
The new triple-white marvel stands out, particularly when juxtaposed with its BAPE® 1ST CAMO kin, launched earlier. There’s an understated elegance about this sneaker. The iconic motifs from the Harajuku brand, such as the shooting star on the lateral upper, only add to the allure. Moreover, the words “A Bathing Ape” shimmer in silver metallic foil, exuding an air of sophistication. Not to be missed, an NFC chip snugly placed in the left tongue offers a Digital Certificate of Authenticity, ensuring exclusivity and genuineness.
Yet, what elevates this release to an entirely new pedestal is the innovation baked into its launch. Drawing on the expertise of the adidas /// Studio, the collaboration introduces a limited-edition, product-linked NFT drop. This venture, groundbreaking for adidas, signifies the brand’s foray into digital asset auctions. Teaming up with MoonPay, the brands have made a daring move – auctioning 100 NFTs, each coupled with one of the 100 pairs of these exquisite sneakers.
The digital realm will buzz with excitement starting August 22nd. That’s when the adidas Originals x BAPE Fresh Forum NFT auction goes live on adidas COLLECT, welcoming sneakerheads and collectors worldwide. With a window of 72 hours, bidders will have until August 25th to secure their exclusive token.
September 26th is another date to circle. It’s when the proud owners of the adidas Originals x BAPE Fresh Forum Access Pass NFT can claim their tangible and digital versions of the adidas x BAPE Forum Low 84 Triple White sneakers through adidas COLLECT.
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