Aside from Black History Month, we’re actually celebrating the Year of the Monkey this weekend. And to commemorate this year’s Fire Monkey, adidas recently released the Chinese New Year Collection. Their three signature silhouettes- the D Lillard 2, D Rose 6 and J Wall 2 (not pictured) are now available at select adidas stores and retailers such as Titan.
Inspired by the symbolic nature of this year’s Chinese Zodiac – the “Fire Monkey” – the collection features custom fire monkey graphics, tonal prints and vivid color hits. The collection also features apparel items inspired by NBA superstars Derrick Rose and Damian Lillard, who visited China in the offseason and met thousands of fans as part of the Take on Summer tour.
D Lillard 2
The D Lillard 2 features a fanged fire monkey graphic print treated with a gloss finish. Designed with an all-black upper, the silhouette is constructed with nubuck detailing and breathable mesh panels. The Year of the Monkey edition is capped off by fire red and gold accents, a clear blue outsole and Oak Print details on the heel cap and BOUNCE midsole. The D Lillard 2 ‘CNY’ retails for Php 5,995.
D Rose 6
The D Rose 6 features a fire red graphic printed on black to reveal the aggressive nature of the “Fire Monkey.” The upper is contrasted by blue accents along the tongue, webbing straps and clear outsole, while gold hits on the eyelets, signature D Rose details and adidas badging celebrate the start of the New Year. A custom D Rose graphic is also featured on the back of the tongue. The D Rose 6 Boost ‘CNY’ retails for Php 8,495.
The J Wall 2 CNY retails for Php 6,995.