Basketball / 03.29.11

adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 White/Light Grey

words // Nick Engvall

Derrick Rose seems to have worked his way to the top of the MVP candidacy this year thanks to his 25 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. With this year being his best yet, and the Bulls currently sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, it couldn’t be more fitting that he receive his first signature model shoe from adidas.

Although Rose began the year in the in the adidas adiZero Rose, adidas Basketball set him up with the slightly faster adiZero Rose 1.5 for the second half of the season. The adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 utilizes adidas’ SPRINTSKIN technology and a one-piece heel counter and torsion plate combination to keep up with Derrick’s lightning quick moves. The Cilia herringbone pattern of the translucent outsole also does its best to keep up with the cutting and slashing of Rose in the traction department. This latest colorway, which combines white with a bit of light grey and an icy clear outsole, could arguably be one of the best yet.

Available now: adidas adiZero Rose 1.5

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Author: Nick Engvall


  1. UKjordan says:

    gimme just a small dash of colour somewhere, bit too white for me as they are.

    Hope he does get the MVP too

  2. Menace says:

    Icy sole looking great

  3. goldfinger says:

    forget best adizero 1.5 colorway, best rose colorway in any shoe these are beautiful

  4. illmatic247 says:

    real clean

    rose gets my MVP vote as well

  5. Kicksaholic2 says:

    seriously clean

  6. AirBugzzy says:

    the all white is alright

  7. CharlesT says:

    Not bad, but would like to see the application of the icy sole on some other CW’s.

  8. k says:

    these look really good, remind me of the anniversary 11’s

  9. mike d says:

    might cop. i was just wondering yesterday if they were gonna being more colors out

  10. slice says:

    When does ALL black come out??? with the clear bottoms.ohhhhhhhhh…sick

  11. clutch323 says:

    The colorways look like the columbia xi’s. I copped the white-toes and they’re pretty comfortable, so I’m seriously considering copping this colorway as well… Decisions, decisions… anyone like to lend me a hand in making a decision? lol