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Derrick Rose’s signature model from adidas Basketball, the adiZero Rose, seems to have found a following that adidas Basketball has been searching for. The adiZero Rose received high marks in our recent Performance Review and as could be expected adidas has an updated version ready to take on the second half of the season for Derrick Rose as he leads the Chicago Bulls into the playoffs.

We won’t see the adiZero Rose 1.5 become available until early next year but that doesn’t mean we can’t drool over it now. The Rose 1.5 features enhanced breathability thanks to Sprint Skin technology. As we saw earlier in our Eastbay Photo of the Week, it also uses the company’s PureMotion Pods. The tongue subtly displays Derrick’s name as well as his initials “dR” blended nicely into the design. Noticeably different in the 1.5 is the ankle area, which will likely help reduce the weight of the adiZero Rose 1.5 while traction and stability from Torsion technology and PureMotion Pods stays the same as the adidas adiZero Rose.

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