January 29th - Posted By King Cobra
The newest signature sneaker of Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose, the adidas D Rose 3.5, officially releases this Thursday, January 31st in the “Home” and “Away” Bulls colorways for $160. The all-new D Rose 3.5 shoe has improved performance, bolder style and more personal details than its predecessor, the 3.0, to deliver the best from the court and street. The Derrick Rose 3.5 collection will continue to reveal elements of his Chicago roots and is inspired by his dedication and hard work to improve his game and body. The 3.5 will drop in eight different colorways through April with the familiar “Home” and “Away” Bulls colors released first this Thursday. Check out the Launch Locator here to see which stores will be carrying the shoe. See more photos and read about the features below.
“Home” – Aluminum/Black/Red
INSPIRED DESIGN: Inspired by Derrick’s dedication to improving his game and body, adidas designers developed the D Rose 3.5 to be more supportive, comfortable and responsive than its predecessor. Building on the D Rose 3 that was molded specifically for Derrick’s style of play, the D Rose 3.5 is designed to fit even closer to the foot for faster cuts. The spiral overlay pattern on the toe increases flexibility and offers optimum protection.
STYLE ELEMENTS: The D Rose 3.5 features synthetic leathers to deliver a clean and stylish off-court look. The repeating spiral overlay pattern was inspired by Derrick Rose’s dedication to tightening his game.
SIGNATURE DETAILS: To represent Derrick’s gratitude to his family the black D Rose logo is featured prominently in the ankle support zone. The spiral protrudes from the D Rose logo on the ankle to represent how his on and off-court success grew from the support of his family, who inspired the logo. Chicago call-outs on the inside of the tongue portray the essence of D 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. Each D Rose 3.5 colorway will feature special graphics, materials and colors to give fans details about Rose’s life and style of play.
D ROSE LOGO: The D Rose logo features three petals that revolve around the letter “D” and number “1” in the center. The personal meaning of the logo is twofold. Like the flower, each petal is unique to represent his fast, creative drives to the basket, which he honed with physical play on the courts of Murray Park in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. The logo also pays homage to his family – with mother Brenda in the center of the Rose and his three brothers Reggie, Allan and Dwayne as the petals – who guided him from that neighborhood to NBA superstardom.
PERFORMANCE: The SPRINTWEB upper engineered specifically for Derrick’s style of play reduces weight with maximum support and breathability, while the ergonomic collar pocket keeps ensures maximum support during hard cuts. SPRINTFRAME technology features an external heel counter to reduce weight and allow for energy return and motion control. The molded EVA ensures a lightweight midsole.
OUTSOLE: The three stripes are again featured on the back of the shoe to represent Derrick’s speed, and they now wrap around the outsole so opponents will see them not only when he drives past them, but also goes over them. miCoach compatible.
“Away” – Black/White/Red