words // Brandon Richard

For the second half of the NBA season, reigning MVP Derrick Rose will be lacing up his fourth signature adidas basketball shoes, the adiZero Rose 2.5. Designed in tribute to Derrick’s Chicago background, the Rose 2.5 features a top down satellite view of his Englewood neighborhood embossed in the toebox and throughout the upper. The map-inspired view, which represents the view from high above, is a continuation of the “Cleared for Takeoff” campaign introduced with the adidas adiZero Rose 2. Personalized details include “ROSE” on the tongue and 3-Stripes wrapped around the heel of the shoe, emphasizing Derrick’s signature speed. His jersey number “1” appears on the toebox and his signature on the sockliner marks inspired performance.

On the tech side of things, cues were taken from the adidas adiZero Crazy Light, including the premium SprintFrame support chassis and weight-reducing SprintWeb construction. Support and fit are enhanced through the use of GEOFIT memory foam padding in the collar, particularly when paired with an adidas adiZero Speedwrap Ankle Brace. The adiZero Rose 2.5 also uses the adizero Crazy Light outsole traction system, featuring varied engineered thickness to ensure maximum grip in high wear perimeter zones, and less thickness and weight in low perimeter zones like the midfoot.

Today, you can get a jump on things by pre-ordering both the “home” and “away” colorways of the adidas adiZero Rose 2.5. The “home” shoe features an aluminum and white base with Scarlet Red accenting, while the “away” shoe is black-based with hits of white and Scarlet. Grab both pairs now over at Eastbay.

Pre-Order: adidas adiZero Rose 2.5

adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 Aluminum Scarlet White G48836

adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 Black White Scarlet G48837