Tuesday, April 18, 2023



Less than a year ago, Nike presented an Air Presto collaboration with Hello Kitty that featured complementary apparel options. Shortly thereafter, the lovable cat was found on three adidas  footwear styles — including the Superstar and Forum Low. Pivoting to the Three Stripes, she has since teamed up with her friends such as Purin and Kiki as a Sanrio makeover touched down on the Stan Smith last month. Now, the platform-soled Forum Bonega bears a Hello Kitty and Friends-themed look.

The shoe emphasizes a lovely white, off-white and soft pink color arrangement — beginning with a leather base at the upper. Its colorful overlays favor a mix of leather and a soft synthetic fabric at the midfoot that carries a Hello Kitty and Friends detail. While its white platform sole stands out boldly, the shoe’s most notable feature lands at its lacing system. Attached to the flat white laces, a TPU chain in rose pink carries a Hello Kitty bow charm. Rounding out the look, a pink lining is joined by a character-covered sockliner that spotlights a myriad of Hello Kitty’s Sanrio friends.

Currently, the Hello Kitty and Friends x adidas Forum Bonega has launched via select retailers such as atmos where it is priced at $115 USD). Stay tuned for an official adidas launch stateside in the coming months.

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