words // Brandon Richard
There are just 11 games left in the Chicago Bulls' NBA regular season before they embark on another run at the Larry O'Brien Trophy. To make that run, a well rested and hopefully healed Derrick Rose will be lacing up this brand new "Playoff" colorway of his most recent adidas signature shoe, the adiZero Rose 2.5.
Embracing the concept of takeoff and featuring a look inspired by turbulence, the shoe features a Lead Grey patent leather and black tumbled nubuck upper, accented by Scarlet Red on the adiZero pinline and 3-Stripes border. Cement print used on the midsole salutes Chicago basketball heritage, while the overall look of the shoe pays homage to the Bulls' tradition of wearing black-based shoes throughout the playoffs.