adidas Rose 3 - Aluminum/Black/Light Scarlet
words // Brandon Richard
After last week's unveiling and launch event, you can now pre-order the new adidas D Rose 3 at various online retailers. Seen here in detail is the "Home" colorway, featuring a satellite embossed Aluminum nubuck upper. Black fills in the SprintFrame chassis and midsole, while red works the tongue, a mesh underlayer visible through cut-outs along the sidewalls and 3-Stripes on the heel. Of course, the tongue is adorned by Derrick Rose's brand new "D1" logo in black 3M reflective material.
You can pre-order the Rose 3 in the "Home" and "Away" colorways today at Foot Locker. A full retail launch is set for Thursday, October 4.
10/04/2012 adidas Rose 3
G48810 Aluminum/Black/Light Scarlet
who's the friggin idiot that said it was ok to go from $110 sig (Adizero Rose 2.0/2.5) to $160 sig (D Rose 3.0) in less than a year WITH THE SIGNATURE ATHLETE FIKKIN INJURED?!??!??!
it better be real leather that came from a baby calf from the same stock that they take leather for the bentlys from.
It better be lighter than the last sig with longer last outsole
it better be better
I mean in an economy where there's a ton of people who are struggling with REAL LIFE PROBLEMS like medical bills, foreclosure and homelessness, hunger and under-employment to name a few, it's pretty much a slap in the face to the rest of us regular folk who have followed DRose's meteoric rise and supported him step by step in the face of these problems and bought his sneaks.
I mean, Rose is probably not even going to play in these shoes (arguably his first half shoes) and they expect the masses to bite? How is this shoe going to get traction with the signature athlete on the bench in a fukkim' suit? The 3.5 better be a huge leap forward to make things worth it as I suspect that the D Rose 4 will top $170!
I've bought 4-5 pairs of EACH DRose signature shoe over the years. I believe in the product, I thought that it provided the best bang for the buck and was actually good for foot health (pure motion) but this might be the year that I scale back and find a different hobby. I ain't going broke on fukking shoes bro. I have 2 mortgages, a job, a business to run, a wife and 2 kids to feed. I have the money to spend but the upward trend of sneakers doesn't justify me being in the hobby any longer.
This. Word for word.