adidas #DRose6 (Official Images + Release Date)

On the heels of adidas’ biggest off-season acquisition (James Harden at $200 million), they release official images and release dates for Derrick Rose’s 6th signature shoe — the adidas #DRose6.

As you can see above, the Bulls colors take to the forefront for the away version with the home mixing white and silver. I dig the look of these much more than last year’s 5’s and it’s especially cool to see them in context of the city or Derrick’s own foot in the Instagrams below. The up close detail shots are key too and it looks like a shoe to hold in person and really get a feel for it.

The Home drops October 15th and the Away drops November 5th. Creators never stop. *nods head*

Derrick Rose reveals D Rose 6 Boost

FOH shoe leaks!

Probably not what D. Rose and adidas were thinking exactly, but after some rumored looks at Rose’s 6th signature shoe hit the web recently, Rose himself revealed a sleek black/red colorway on his Facebook.

Pretty sweet photo, first and foremost, and it’s cool to see the overall aesthetic continue to look much different than its predecessor. I wasn’t a fan of the 5’s look as much and holding on my full praise til I see the 6 in person or on the court. Either way, a cool first step and hopefully the shoes will aid Rose and the Bulls to the promised land this season! (That’s most important!)

“Creators never stop.”
(I dig that, adidas.)

Creators never stop. #DRose6 – Coming Fall 2015.

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adidas D Rose 6 Boost Christmas (Rumored)

It’s with good reason to believe these leaked images of the adidas D Rose 6 Boost are legit in the gallery above.

Sole Collector got their hands on the Christmas colorway and astutely point out the Statue of Liberty esque mint green and copper. I dig the two together and will further speculate that the Bulls will visit MSG at Christmas in 6 months? I wonder if the companies collaborate on that.

But whatever the case, I also included previous leaked looks at other colorways of the Rose 6. You’ll notice a radical aesthetic change to the shoe compared to last year’s model (and all of Rose’s models, in fact) so it’s good to see adidas pushing it again. I wasn’t a fan of the 5 too much and though the 6 doesn’t quite move the needle, I do believe this will look great on the court and on TV. Weird to see what you can interpret as four stripes for an adidas shoe too, btw. Lookin’ forward to the official images though and what marketing campaign Rose and Team adidas will be leading this time around…

Derrick Rose ‘D Rose 5 Boost’ Commercial

New Jordan-esque silhouette?

I couldn’t let this cool new promo video get away without a post today as Derrick Rose stars in a quick cutting (quick edited) 30 second spot to promote the adidas D Rose 5 Boost. Sleek ending too. The Rose 5 Boost now has a release date too: October 23rd. Just in time for the season!

If you want more NBA content, check out my comprehensive look at the Bulls 1st preseason game and the Gowhere Community for looks at a new Jordan Brand store coming to Chicago and the new Cavs alternate uniforms (and that’s just this week!)

Today in NBA Commercials

A couple of new NBA commercials were released online this morning and it was a great way to ease into my morning, so I figured it may do just the same for you.

The first I saw is adidas Basketball continues their #Boost campaign with flagship athlete Damian Lillard interviewed by Rachel Nichols in “a fictional and humorous look at what life for the 2014 NBA All-Star would be like without Boost in his basketball shoes.”

Then I see that Foot Locker is understanding that if you put Charles Barkley in a commercial, that’s half the battle. Here he has some funny dialogue with James Harden, but it’s Scottie Pippen who steals the show. Both spots are pretty humorous so enjoy!

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!