adidas has a tendency to drop Chinese New Year themed shoes, though this year they are taking a different approach. Lining up a drop that features two models, the Three Stripes …
adidas has a tendency to drop Chinese New Year themed shoes, though this year they are taking a different approach. Lining up a drop that features two models, the Three Stripes are set to drop the adidas Forum Communicator Mid. The model pays homage to the impact that China’s invention of printing has had, featuring modular accessories as a plus.
This iteration of the Forum is constructed from a mostly canvas, with leather panels overlayed and fabric straps for accessories. Arriving with a clean White color scheme, there are vibrant Red hits to accentuate the standout details of the pair. The toe vamp, mid foot panels, tongue, collar and foxing are all canvas. The toebox, mud guard, eye stays, and heel cup all are constructed from leather for additional support around the collar. The tongue features a reversed “label” highlighting a block-printing angle on the model with its red detailing.
This model has the devil in the details, the closer we look the more we uncover on this intricate iteration. Each removable fabric tag has a series of Mandarin characters in a block-print inspired design – except for one which has a Red Trefoil logo. The straps and labels conceal adidas’ stripes on the lateral foot, and a Mandarin character logo on the inner heel. A translucent sole reveals artwork on the shoe’s base which mirrors the tongue label, albeit without details filled in. A special edition box with a fitting aesthetic rounds off this model in quite fitting fasion.
The shoes are set to be an Asia exclusive at the moment, dropping on January 9th on adidas’ regional sites. Retailing for approximately $170, this pair is definitely a strong effort from the Three Stripes to bring attention to the Forum. Let us know what you think of this model and as always, stay strapped into Nice Kicks for all the latest!
adidas Forum Communicator Mid
Colorway: Footwear White / Footwear White / Core Black
Style #: GZ9031
Release Date: January 9, 2021