adidas D Rose 4 – ‘Boardwalk’

adidas D Rose 4 – ‘Boardwalk’

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words // Brandon Richard

During the offseason, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose takes his training regimen to southern California, the inspiration behind this ‘Boardwalk’ colorway of his adidas D Rose 4 signature shoe.

The shoe’s mint green base and tan and pink accents represent the ocean, sand and architectural details found on SoCal beaches.

“It’s important for me to work on my game every day during the off-season,” said Rose. “I chose southern California as my summer home because it’s a place where I can focus on training and getting ready for the season. I love this colorway of the shoe because it tells the other side of the story about where I spend my time.”

The performance basketball model comes equipped with a lightweight SprintWeb upper, GeoFit padded ankle, SprintFrame chassis for support a flexible rubber outsole and miCoach compatibility.

Pick up a pair of these new Derrick Rose shoes this Thursday, November 7 for $140. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all updates and information.

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adidas D Rose 4 – Blast Blue/Electricity

adidas D Rose 4 – Blast Blue/Electricity

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words // Brandon Richard

When the adidas D Rose 4 officially launches next week, look for the new sig to arrive in a colorway inspired by Derrick’s Chicago high school – Simeon Career Academy.

Vibrant versions of the Wolverines’ blue and gold school colors work the shoe’s upper, as well as the laces, compression-molded midsole and flex sole. White handles the ‘D ROSE’ logo on the tongue and 3-Stripes on the heel, while grey works the inner lining and forefoot tread. Other performance benefits include seamlessly bonded SprintWeb, a GEOFIT padded ankle, SprintFrame support chassis and a miCoach cavity in the midsole.

These Derrick Rose shoes will be available here Thursday, October 10, along with three other colorways.

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adidas Basketball & Derrick Rose – ‘Basketball is Everything’

adidas Basketball & Derrick Rose – ‘Basketball is Everything’

adidas Basketball & Derrick Rose - 'Basketball is Everything'

words // Brandon Richard

Today, adidas Basketball unveils a new spot called ‘Basketball is Everything,’ capturing the essence of Derrick Rose’s love and dedication to the game of basketball.

Along with family, basketball is the most important thing in the world to Derrick and he’s dedicated to improving his game and bringing a championship to Chicago. Stripping away the fame and notoriety leaves you with what matters most to Derrick — the game.

‘Basketball is Everything’ begins with Derrick training for the upcoming season then cuts to various scenes that portray his life which include, outside of his home, at his birthday party with family and friends including hip-hop artists Common, 2 Chainz and Dom Kennedy, at a music video shoot with rapper Big Sean and at a famous high-end jewelry store with his brother. The commercial comes full circle by showing Derrick training alone in the gym once again, emphasizing that even if you take away all of the aspects of Derrick’s life that he feels so blessed to have, he would still have the one thing that matters to him most, basketball.

The ad was created by 180LA and directed by Stacy Wall.

Check out ‘Basketball is Everything’ below and get ready for the D Rose 4 sneaker launch on October 10.

adidas & Derrick Rose Officially Introduce The D Rose 4

adidas & Derrick Rose Officially Introduce The D Rose 4

adidas D Rose 4 Apparel Collection

words // Brandon Richard
via Press Release

Today, adidas and Derrick Rose unveil the D Rose 4 signature shoe and apparel collection — the latest in a line of premium and personal products designed for Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The D Rose 4 is highlighted by its exclusive, tailored design inspired by Derrick’s distinct on and off-court personalities.

“When I’m out on the court I’m doing everything in my power to win, and off the court I’m a pretty laid back guy who likes to spend time with my family,” said Rose. “It’s cool adidas used this in the design of the shoe, and it performs great on the court and looks really nice off it.”

Separated by a bold line at the ankle, the front and back of the shoe represent Derrick’s distinct personalities. Constructed using durable materials and innovative technology, the heel was designed to highlight Derrick’s game and enhance is explosive style of play. The front represents his relaxed and understated off-court style.

“On the court, Derrick is a competitive and explosive player, but off the court he transforms into a humble person who is deeply dedicated to his family, team and the city of Chicago,” said Lawrence Norman, vice president, adidas Global Basketball. “This is what makes him truly special in this sport and this shoe, unlike any other, showcases these two sides of Derrick.”

Accompanying the unique design are performance upgrades, such as the Crazyquick outsole traction system, giving Derrick maximum control and flexibility for quick movements. Support is enhanced by SprintWeb, dynamic GEOFIT ankle support and an improved molded SprintFrame chassis. Three-Stripes on the heel serves as a reminder of Derrick’s speed to opponents.

For off-court appeal, the D Rose 4 features premium elements such as a gloss upper pattern, reflective D Rose logo on the collar and an eye-catching hologram material overlaid by perforated synthetic leather to highlight the tongue logo.

Additionally, there’s an all-new D Rose apparel collection that includes fleece sweatshirts and pants, tee,s shorts, hates and socks to hook up with each colorway of the D Rose 4.

The D Rose 4 launches at Eastbay on October 10 for $140 in three different colorways. Five other editions will launch through the end of the year. D Rose signature collection is available October 10 and ranged from $15 to $80.

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adidas Rose 3.5 – Black/Joy Blue/Vivid Pink

adidas Rose 3.5 – Black/Joy Blue/Vivid Pink

words // Brandon Richard

Before we move on to the next season of Derrick Rose basketball shoes, the adidas Rose  3.5 has been released in one last colorway.

This eye-catching pair features an iridescent Joy Blue seamlessly bonded SprintWeb upper, helped by black on the D1 logo, SprintFrame chassis and speckled midsole. Vivid pink provides pop on the laces, inner lining and non-marking rubber outsole.

You can pick up this pair, as well as several other similar colorways of adidas basketball shoes here today.

Available: adidas Rose 3.5 – Black/Joy Blue/Pink

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