The adidas Lunar New Year collection for 2021 has already begun to roll out, releasing in stages across the globe. This week, we have our first look at the Forum Communicator Mid, a special-edition of the classic court shoe making its debut with the project, available now.

adidas’ revival of the archival Forum sneaker is off to a great start, with several premium releases already in the books. This week, the Three Stripes is introducing a new update for the Forum, in the form of the Communicator Mid. Already available overseas as a part of the adidas Chinese New Year collection, the Forum Communicator takes inspiration from the Chinese invention of printing, with a series of modular accessories nodding to the various innovations in written language. First, this edition of the Forum begins with a canvas base layer for the upper, reinforced by leather overlays for the mudguard, midfoot, and collar. The Communicator features a long nylon strap that begins on the lateral side of the toe before looping up around the collar, and back over the lacing system before reattaching to itself. This strap, along with several other removable velcro loops, features various Chinese scripts used in packaging and shipping, matching the reworked asymmetrical tongue labels. The lace locks feature Chinese characters in block print, while red adidas branding completes the look.


adidas Originals’ latest addition to this year’s Lunar New Year collection the Forum Communicator Mid, has not yet been announced for release in the United States, though it is already available overseas at retailers like atmos Tokyo. The special-edition Forum comes with a price tag of $170, and will likely release in limited numbers. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more adidas release news.