words // Brandon Richard
Following the launch of the "Return of Derrick Rose" series, adidas gives us a detailed look at the Rose 773, Rose's official team signature shoe. Inspired by his hometown neighborhood area code, the 773 comes in 11 team colorways and features Derrick's signature and elements from his previous signature sneakers.
A top down satellite view of Rose's Englewood neighborhood is represented on the shoe's upper, while an aerodynamic SprintWeb toe overlay provides lightweight stability for improved support. The breathable web layout keeps the shoe light and the foot cool.
Pulling cues from the Rose 2.5, the 773 features the same tooling and triangular memory foam collar to provide lockdown fit and comfort on the court. A premium SprintFrame chassis reduces weight, adds support and allows maximum motion control. Signature details include "ROSE" on the tongue, number 1 on the toebox and Rose's signature on the heel. 3-Stripe branding on the back of the shoe represent's Derrick's on-court speed.