Adidas Originals Unveils Chinese New Year Tubular Collection

Chinese New Year-themed releases are a favorite among sneakerheads, and Adidas is making sure the avid sneaker collector is served with a Tubular collection dedicated to the Year of the Monkey.

The collection features three renowned Tubular silhouettes: the Tubular Runner, the Tubular X and the Tubular Doom. The collection arrives Saturday. The Tubular runner will retail for $120, the Tubular X will retail for $130, and the Tubular Doom will retail for $150.

The Year of the Monkey shoes all feature a bold red upper with white outsoles, with an embossed monkey face on the heel counter.

Adidas Originals Tubular X Chinese New Year
Adidas Originals Tubular X Chinese New Year.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Adidas Originals
Adidas Originals Tubular Runner Chinese New Year
Adidas Originals Tubular Runner Chinese New Year.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Adidas Originals

This isn’t the first collection Adidas unveiled that is dedicated to the upcoming Chinese New Year. On Jan. 6, the Germany-based athletic brand offered basketball fans a glimpse of limited-edition Year of the Monkey colorways of two of its signature shoes – the D Rose 6 for one-time NBA MVP Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and the D Lillard 2 for superstar Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard. Both the D Lillard 2 and D Rose 6 feature a black, red, gold and blue color palette, as well as monkey print throughout the upper.

Adidas has also been busy with its Tubular platform as of late, announcing a collaboration with New York-based retailer Kith on the Tubular Doom Primeknit, also hitting stores on Saturday. The shoes retail for $165.

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