adidas Rose 5

While we don’t get to every new sneaker release, we always gotta keep a tab on the latest from adidas Basketball and Derrick Rose as we’ve been covering the new signature editions and colorways since our proud hometown hero signed with the 3-stripes during his Rookie of the Year campaign. Today, adidas introduced the new adidas Rose 5 with #Boost technology — the heart of this season’s campaign — with D. Rose alongside Damian Lillard and the all-new sub-10 oz. adidas Crazylight Boost in an event this afternoon in Las Vegas. 

The two faces of adidas Basketball conducted a Q&A in addition to showing off the new kicks and a couple highlights of those are also seen in the slideshow captions above (h/t @SLAMonline for live tweeting even more.) The adidas Rose 5 is the natural next step in the shoe’s evolution, featuring even more high ankle support (one of my key ingredients in a basketball shoe, personally) and more notably: the non-presence of the signature 3-stripes on the upper of the shoe. The 3-stripes are on almost every adidas shoe, including the previous Roses, but as Rose states above, “It’s an honor for them to remove the 3-stripes and put my logo on the back of the shoe.”

I like that the logo pops on the heel now, and happy that the 3-stripes remain on the bottom of the shoe to be seen as Rose drives past the competition this season. I wonder if the 3-stripes still could have been incorporated on the surface, but I applaud the way details like the “Brenda” were, subtlety on the forefront of the toes. Great to see the blue-line “El-Train” colorway comin’ back as well — I copped those Christmas versions back in ’11 and it’s probably my favorite unique Chicago colorway of any shoe. Just talking about the new shoe, I’m feeling the excitement to see Rose come back from injury, for good, this year for the Bulls, and also starting tomorrow as USA Basketball begins.

Major hat tip to Sole Collector for the live reaction and high-res images in this post. Hit their link for even more.

Finally, adidas Basketball just released the new video about each shoe and #Boost (which looks real cool, as demonstrated) and in the process… revealed the new Chicago Bulls alternate jersey. The pinstripes are BACK!

Great move: the 72-10 pinstripes will return!

Great move: the 72-10 pinstripes will return!