Pictured Below (right): Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls wearing his signature D-Rose 5s in the "Boost" colorway
Image Credit: Solecollector.com
Release Date: Tomorrow October 23, 2014 @8:00 a.m.
Retail Price: $160.00 USD
Love Derrick Rose, but I hate Adidas products. So, I am a huge Bulls fan and it just so happens Derrick Rose is my favorite player. So, a little information about Derrick if you didn't know already: he won the 2011 MVP award as a 23 year old. He is arguably the most explosive point guard of our time, and has the quickness of a track sprinter. Anyways, he has always been sponsored by Adidas which is my least favorite part of being a D-Rose fan. If you didn't know Adidas products are associated with tons of brutal injuries, RG3's ACL, D-Rose's ACL, and Kevin Ware's tragic Bone fracture. Adidas does not have the greatest rap sheet and in my opinion their product designs aren't even that great. However, I do own tons of NBA jerseys because I collect jerseys and they're a huge part of my closet. (Adidas sponsors the NBA) Now, on to the shoes at hand. The D-Rose 5s are one of the better Adidas shoes released in recent years. They are lightweight to match the play style of Derrick Rose and they offer good breathability. They come in pretty basic colorways like the ones pictured above. I think $160.00 is far too expensive for a shoe with this little material, but hey times are changing. I like the red upper and the blue laces I think that's a cool combo but the black and white mid and outsole is pretty basic. For me the only Adidas shoes I have ever owned were the 2011 Adizeros. I only bought them because it was 2012, they were only $60.00 and I wore them to varsity practice. Adidas is good at making lightweight shoes but they need to focus more on durability and safety of the athlete. For me until they make those changes I would steer clear of Adidas sneakers, sorry D. Rose, I still love you.