MANILA, Philippines—With the excitement surrounding Filipino toy designer and visual artist Juanito “Quiccs” Maiquez’ adidas Manila Tees, along with the widely successful Harden Vol. 5 “Manila Heritage” colorway, the Filipino Creator is once again flexing his artistry and distinct creative take, this time through the Quiccs FORUM—a reimagined iteration of the brand’s iconic FORUM Low silhouette.
The newest iteration of the classic adidas footwear comes after the launch of the FW21 FORUM, redesigned to celebrate those unafraid to embrace an open attitude to life and redefine the style of tomorrow.
The Quiccs FORUM iteration marks the first time that a Filipino has designed an adidas Originals shoe, earning him a space in adidas history, joining an elite group of global artists and athletes whose works and passions been immortalized in adidas’ footwear.
Through this new FORUM iteration, the renowned artist sends out a message to motivate the next generation of adidas icons to embrace an open forum spirit and be unafraid of new possibilities, opportunities, and experiences.
“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. ‘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,” says Quiccs.
With striking red stripes that represent the “STRIPES EARNED” ethos through Quiccs’ brand passion, the new FORUM symbolizes the fruition and realization of his partnership with the trail-blazing brand, a lifelong journey that started out as a dream for the artist.
Inspired by the iconic and bestselling Forum 84 Low OG “Blue Thread” and “Pine Green” colorways, Quiccs’ reimagined FORUM infuses the shoe’s classic look with his own branding – a perfect representation of the Forum’s call to experiment with self-expression and new ideas.
● Quiccs fans will be quick to spot design elements that are unique to Quiccs’ artistic DNA and seen in his other works, such as his crossbones logo and “TEQ63”, his signature character that makes an appearance in the reflective 3M™ upper and as a logo on the gold metal deubre and the back heel.
● Adding a personal touch, the Quiccs FORUM tongue also features “IT WAS ALL A DREAM” and “01.21.20”, representing the official start of Quiccs’ partnership with adidas and his feeling of gratitude and disbelief in fulfilling his dream.
● A product feature unique to the FORUM franchise, the Quiccs FORUM straps come in three interchangeable strap designs, giving its wearers more options for self-expression and style exploration.
“We saw how much Filipinos and consumers all over the world from Singapore, Hong Kong, and especially the US, looked forward to seeing and owning Quiccs’ work through the Quiccs Manila Tees and the Harden Vol. 5 ‘Manila Heritage,’ and so it was no question that we wanted him to have his own take and colorway for the very first adidas Originals designed by a Filipino. We hope that the Quiccs Forum is able to inspire the new generation to keep pursuing their passions until they, too, earn their stripes,” says John David Cortez, Manager of Brand Communications and Sports Marketing for adidas Philippines.
The newest iteration of the adidas Forum, designed by Quiccs, will be available in adidas.com.ph, adidas App, and adidas stores in the Philippines and in select countries starting October 15, retailing for Php 6,500.