1.18.11

adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 St. Patrick’s Day

words_Brandon Richard

In early December, you were given a sneak peek at a St. Patrick’s Day-themed shoe via Eastbay’s Photo of the Week. The picture showed a clover-designed insole that displayed four different numbers on each leaf. Understanding the importance of those numbers was the key to figuring out exactly whose St. Patrick’s Day shoe we were looking at.

Each number on the insole represented part of one of the most important dates in recent NBA history: June 26, 2008 – the day Derrick Martell Rose was selected #1 overall by his hometown Chicago Bulls in the NBA Draft. Since being chosen, Rose has launched an all-out assault on opposing point guards. Using his blinding speed and springboard hops, he’s a highlight waiting to happen on a nightly basis.

Don’t peg Rose as just a web clip sensation; he’s legitimately one of the best and most poised players in the NBA. Despite major injuries suffered by Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, Rose has led the Bulls to their best 40-game start since the Jordan Era. His MVP level of play has his friends over at adidas Basketball rolling out multiple Rose signature shoes this year, the latest being the upcoming adiZero Rose 1.5.

Slated to be Rose’s go-to shoe for the second half of the season, here’s a look at the adiZero Rose 1.5 that Derrick will wear against the New Jersey Nets on St. Patrick’s Day. The shoe features a dark green SprintSkin-based upper with a white leather toebox. A brighter shade of green, identified as “Intense,” offers color pop with a contrast stitch and markings on the tongue and heel. The shoe is finished with a PureMotion podded white rubber outsole.

The special St. Patrick’s Day markings are what truly put the shoe over the top. The tongue sports an intense green ‘Magic Eye’ graphic, inspired by Derrick’s “Poohdini” nickname, with a 4-leaf clover and Rose’s signature blended into the design. The previously mentioned draft year clover is visible on the insole, while his signature is also lasered into the heel.

Derrick is expected to debut the adiZero Rose 1.5 during the second half of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. The St. Patrick’s Day colorway will be available at Eastbay on March 15th.

adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 St. Patrick's Day

adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 St. Patrick's Day

adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 St. Patrick's Day

adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 St. Patrick's Day

adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 St. Patrick's Day

adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 St. Patrick's Day

adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 St. Patrick's Day

12 Comments

  • Shooter:

    LOVE at first sight!!! actually more like unhealthy stalkerish lust!! Can’t wait for these to drop!!!!

  • teemasuoka:

    Not bad… maybe they should have just left the toe box green.

  • labeshkhatri:

    u have not wrote the cost of of shoe

  • jr_lyon:

    Nah I think the white toebox looks great on these!!!

  • nimit:

    Wow, there is a HUGE difference in quality between the current mondel and 1.5’s!! I own the “1’s” and I will definitely own the 1.5’s. Good job Adidas.

  • rob:

    yeah, it appears they definitely were holding back on the 1.5
    want to see black and also navy where the green is.

  • RyanXLisaT:

    Not bad at all.

  • @labeshkhatri – the adiZero Rose 1.5 retails for 99.99

  • boneterry:

    Well worth 100 bucks.

  • X:

    Wait but are they going to be as light and efficient as the current model?
    (either way I already know I’m getting them!!!)

  • x to z:

    y is the date of the his draft in this shoe?

  • Nene33:

    X to Z, to celebrate Rose’s luck for making the Bulls, and the Bulls’ luck for getting Rose.

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