words // Brandon Richard
interview // Nick DePaula

Yesterday, we showed you a video of Derrick Rose reviewing his brand new signature shoe, the adidas adiZero Rose 2. Now, get the inside scoop on the sneaker everybody is talking about from the designer himself.

In Part 1 of our exclusive 1-on-1 interview with adidas Basketball Category Designer Robbie Fuller, he discusses how Rose’s competitive spirit influenced the design of the shoe and his desire for a multi-purpose sneaker that could be worn on and off the court. Additionally, Fuller speaks on drawing inspiration from the Kazuhiri of the adidas Y-3 range and how a volcanic eruption in Iceland spawned the “All Flights Cancelled” theme.

Check out Part 1 below and stay tuned for Part 2. The adidas adiZero Rose 2 is available now at Eastbay.