Wed, Jan 16th 2013, 15:24
adidas today announced the launch of the D Rose 3.5 signature basketball shoe. Designed and developed with Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose, the shoe has improved performance, bolder style and more personal details than its predecessor and will launch worldwide on January 31.
“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 shoe is inspired by Derrick’s dedication and hard work to his game and features adidas’ most innovative performance technology, premium and rich style elements and personal details.
“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.”
To exceed the performance needs for Derrick’s unique style of play which includes extreme changes in direction, acceleration and explosiveness, adidas designers made the D Rose 3.5 more supportive, comfortable and responsive than its predecessor. The shoe fits even closer to the foot for faster cuts and features a SPRINTWEB upper engineered specifically for his style of play, which reduces weight with maximum support and breathability.
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, giving Derrick his best performing signature shoe to date to improve his performance on court.
The bold spiral overlay pattern is inspired by Derrick’s goal to tighten his game and functionally it increases flexibility and provides optimum toe protection. 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 Derrick’s tattoos and the Chicago flag. Each colorway of the D Rose 3.5 will feature special graphics, materials and colors that give details about Derrick’s life and style of play.
The three stripes are again featured on the back of the shoe to represent Rose’s speed, and now wrap around the outsole so opponents will see them not only when he drives past them, but also goes over them.
The D Rose 3.5 launches at retailers worldwide on January 31 for $160 in away (black/white/red) and home (gray/black/red) colorways. The shoe will launch in six additional editions through April.
Krishna Kumar | on 14/2/13
This shoe is awesome!! Just <3 it. Way to go ADIDAS!! and D.Rose… Waiting for your return… hope you get well soon before the playoffs. And by the way i’m an indian and i’m 16 years old. I have a good ball controlling ability combined with speed too. I want to perfect on my 3-Pointers just like you. What should i do? And i m a short guy. Height:- 5’5 :(
justin paul | on 11/2/13
how much are they
Devontebarnes | on 10/2/13
Your the best point guard in the league and you inspire me to work hard because I did not make the team and you just motivate me to get better every day
Marcquez Page | on 8/2/13
These are awesome i like them alot
HEATH | on 6/2/13
YOU GO D ROSE SO READY FOR YOU TO COME BACK IM WORKING ON GETTING THE DROSE 3 HOME COLOR WAY COLAR WAY I ALREDY HAVE THE DROSE 2 AWAY AND WINDY CITY MY HEART GO OUT TO YOU BROTHER
Rickey Lee | on 6/2/13
Hey DRose if you are reading this I just wanted to let you know you were one of the main reasons I got into basketball and I am so glad you are coming back soon you are the most exciting player in the NBA and it’s just not the same without you with your dedication, drive, passion and just pure love of the sport I know you’ll come back as good as ever if not better hope you get well soon I know Chicago misses you man Good Wishes, Rickey
Misael Chavez | on 4/2/13
May God bless you D Rose! I cant wait till you return and make our city proud!!! Stay strong like always and I know you will come back even stronger!!!
Salat Hassan | on 4/2/13
Derrick Rose lol even though im from Indiana i am youre biggest fan ever and cannot wait for your return, even though the teams doing well right now, it still doesnt feel the same, its not as fun as watching you play with the team. Take your time but when you come back, it will be a blast, we all miss you and keep working hard!
Jamal Oliver B.K.A Litebulb | on 4/2/13
You the best bro and you inspire me each and everyday, Ambition, heart, drive and hunger push me to be great because im a chicago footworker. my talent took me across the world to places you wouldnt believe man. you give culture back to this city and i appreciate you being able to embody all of those characteristics above bro….get healthy stay strong because you gone bring us home a ring man..Stay focused bro.
P.S i just started collecting yo gear bro..i plan on buying almost every shoe and appearal you put out, #1 D.Rose fan #GrindSteady, im out here
Justine | on 3/2/13
I LOVE D.ROSE <3
Isaiah "Ras" | on 1/2/13
The shoes looking hard! I wonder how d rose and Adidas are going top themselves with the next pair. Keep them coming
Marlon Moore | on 1/2/13
currently resided in Orlando FL. Are these shoes going to be sold in addias stores, look for your previous shoes, didn’t find any
Andrea Chambers | on 31/1/13
Hi Derrick, your new shoe is hot and i like the fact that you keep your family involved. It is expressed that it is a goal to tighten your game…..your game is already tight.!!! It is so humbling of you that you think your game needs improvement, that is one of the reasons why we love you so much. Cant wait to see you back on the court. Go Derrick….Go Bullsoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxooxooxxo.
Ryan Rafanan | on 29/1/13
i <3 DROSE
Armani Burroughs | on 28/1/13
Wats up Drose. I just want to let you know to stay strong and healthy and to keep working hard to come back and beat some butt. Wat am I supposed to do to get handles like you and shooting? I already have crazy handles and a good shot but I want to play like you. By the way, I am 14 yrs old and I play for the lake rim pistons rec team.