Quiccs follows through with second Adidas sneaker collab for the year

Oct 8, 2021
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AFTER designing his own Harden Vol. 5 in patriotic colors, local artist Juanito “Quiccs” Maiquez drops his own take on the adidas Forum Low.

If the Quiccs x Harden Vol. 5 ‘Manila Heritage’ was a brash artistic statement, Quiccs tones it down to a simple red and white colorway for the retro re-release of an ‘80s classic.

This is the first time a Filipino has designed an adidas Originals shoe.

“Since the beginning of this partnership, I have said how I would like to be able to show and inspire other people that through passion, patience and hard work, one can build their dreams into a reality,” said the toy designer and graphic artist in a statement.

Quiccs added: “‘Earning my stripes’ was an opportunity I only used to dream of, and now I am living it, and I am honored to share with my fellow Filipinos— and the rest of the world— an iconic adidas Originals silhouette featuring a design that was a product of my passion and creativity.”

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    “Earning my stripes” becomes literal in his take on a Three Stripes icon. His signature crossbones and TEQ63 marks make their appearance on the shoe (most strikingly, on a gold metal deubre in front of the laces), while the lines “It was all a dream” and “01.21.20” (the date Quiccs began partnering up with adidas) are also scrawled along the surface.

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    The sneaker’s straps also come in three interchangeable designs for even more options.

    The Quiccs Forum will be available in adidas.com.ph, the adidas App, and select real-world stores on October 15. It will retail for P6,500.

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