HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Damn, Rose is a force like 2Pac. He drops more product when he’s coming back from injury than 99% of most players do in their prime. DRose’s presence is always felt.
Today, adidas and Derrick Rose drop the new D Rose 3.5 signature shoe. You can see where the 3.5 comes from because it’s not a huge departure from the D Rose 3, but for style points alone it deserves the extra .5. This marks Rose’s sixth signature shoe for adidas and it’s dopest to date.
“My main thing is always sharpening up my game and improving my body and with the D Rose 3.5 adidas took that same approach,” said Rose. “This shoe takes the best things from my last shoe and made them even better. I’m more comfortable and supported on the court and bringing some real serious style too.”
The D Rose 3.5 features a bold spiral overlay pattern and the synthetic leather upper features the spiral protruding from the D Rose logo on the ankle to represent how his on and off-court success continues to grow from the support of his family, who inspired the logo. Chicago call-outs on the inside of the tongue showcase the essence of Rose, including a “Rooted in Chicago” graphic with lettering, colors and shapes inspired by his tattoos and the Chicago flag. The oversized tongue features a reflective overlay of the logo to illuminate and pop on and off the court.
“We’re excited to launch the D Rose 3.5 and continue a historic season in our partnership with Derrick,” said Lawrence Norman, vice president, adidas global basketball. “The intricate performance improvements, personal design details and bold style represent how the D Rose signature collection turns heads on and off the court and showcases the best from adidas basketball.”
Additional performance features include an ergonomic ankle collar pocket to ensure maximum support during hard cuts and a breathable mesh tongue to improve comfort. SPRINTFRAME technology features an external heel counter to reduce weight and allow for energy return and motion control.
The D Rose 3.5 will be available in home and away colorways on January 31 at adidas.com for $160. The shoe will launch in six additional colorways through April.