Adidas honors basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with a limited-edition “Evolution of Excellence” collection of adidas Forum sneakers. The collection features three unique designs that each commemorate significant aspects of Abdul-Jabbar’s life and career. Launching on February 28th, only 33 pairs have been produced in each design, 33 being Abdul-Jabbar’s iconic jersey number. Collectively, the shoes embody the determination and dedication that make Abdul-Jabbar one of the greatest athletes and courageous activists of our lifetime.

The adidas Forum Alpha, adorned in blue-and-gold, is inspired by Abdul-Jabbar’s remarkable 88-2 college career which included three consecutive championships. It will only be available to the first 33 people who become VIP members of Club Skyhook, a loyalty club formed by Abdul-Jabbar himself to stay connected to his fans globally. Club members will be the first to know of collaboration projects, capsule collections, and memorabilia available from Kareem. Club Skyhook membership will unlock opportunities for products and experiences available exclusively to members of Club Skyhook. For more information or to sign up for Club Skyhook, please visit:

The adidas Forum Accolades, adorned in purple-and-gold, represent the era in Los Angeles when basketball took the city by storm and Abdul-Jabbar was at the center of it all, literally. The shoes will also feature special insignias that highlight major milestones and other notable moments of Abdul-Jabbar’s professional career. A limited quantity of 33 pairs will be available for purchase at a soon-to-be-announced Los Angeles retailer.

The adidas Forum Legacy, an all-black and copper colorway, pays respect to Abdul-Jabbar’s life commitment to the fight for racial equality and social justice. The public can get a pair by signing up for an exclusive free sweepstakes for adiClub members where one winner will be drawn on February 28 at 12:01am. adiClub is a loyalty program where members can earn points to level up and unlock exclusive rewards, special offers, events and more. Signups are at no cost and available only in the adidas app and at

“The Evolution of Excellence embodies the symbolic passing of the torch to the next generation,” says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. “Whether that’s in the game, through the continued fight for social justice, or building a legacy through leading by example – I’m still pushing myself to excel today and I hope this collection inspires my fans to do the same.”

The entire “Evolution of Excellence” collection, in size 16, will be signed by Abdul-Jabbar himself and on display in the arena for every home game throughout the month of February – and raffled off for charity. This week, Abdul-Jabbar paid a courtside visit wearing the adidas Forum Legacy sneaker from the collection and a custom Jeff Hamilton-designed jacket, for the highly-anticipated, ceremonial passing of the torch, giving back to the game that gave him so much for 21 seasons.

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