The adidas Originals Forest Hill is one of those classic tennis shoes that made it through summer and winter no matter the weather. First appeared in 1976 as a prototype test-version with a release later in 1977, the Forest Hill was named after the Forest Hill US Open location in Queens, New York the OG Metallic Gold sneaker featured a space-proven NASA insole and a super light 246-gram cupsole. But what made the shoe a cult sneaker was not its tennis history but its close ties to football and the end ´70s, early ´80s “Terrace-Days”. A time when British football fans followed their team (especially around London, Manchester, and Liverpool-based fans) around Europe bringing back chic sportswear like Fila, Ellesse, Fiorucci, Lacoste or Kappa.
The casual look was topped off with adidas Forest Hill shoes. With a little help by the movie “Awaydays” from 2009 the shoe got another boast and after further retro models in 2009 and 2011, the 2018 OG retro model is now realized through white lather and perforations at the side & toebox. Further color-blocked metallic gold 3-Stripes and heel panel meet a yellow midsole and black toecap. After seeing the resurrection of terrace-wear from Grime to Drake, and from Burberry to Raf Simons it is now time to complete the outfit with the OG adidas Originals Forest Hill.