words // Brandon Richard
via Press Release
The NBA's reigning MVP, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, has debuted his new adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 signature shoe. In a video released today by adidas, Rose continues to pay homage to fans who have reviewed Rose signature footwear with a review of his own and encourages them to submit reviews to the adidas Basketball Facebook page when the shoe officially launches on February 2.
Rose's fourth signature shoe tips the scales at just 11 ounces, making it the lightest signature sneaker he has ever worn on the court. The reduction in weight gives Derrick next-level speed and support for the second half of the season and the Bulls' playoff run.
Design features of the adiZero Rose 2.5 are highlighted by a top down satellite view of Derrick's Englewood, Chicago neighborhood embossed in the toebox and throughout the upper. The map view is a continuation of the "Cleared for Flight" theme introduced with the adiZero Rose 2 and represents a view from high above. Additional details include the name "ROSE" on the tongue and 3-Stripes branding on the heel of the shoe to emphasize Derrick's on-court speed. Featured on the sockliner is an infrared color and Derrick's signature, saluting his personal motivation and inspired performance. His jersey number "1" appears on the toebox.
Taking cues from the adiZero Crazy Light, the upper features premium SprintFrame execution and enlarged SprintWeb construction to reduce weight, increase support and allow maximum motion control. The GEOFit memory foam collar enhances support and fit, particularly when paired with Derrick's adiZero Speed Wrap Ankle Brace.
The adiZero Rose 2.5 also uses the adizero Crazy Light outsole traction system, featuring varied engineered thickness to ensure maximum grip in high wear perimeter zones, and less thickness and weight in low perimeter zones like the midfoot.
Home and away Chicago colorways of the adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 will be available on February 2 at Foot Locker, Eastbay and shopadidas for $110. The shoe will then roll out in six additional colorways through April, so keep checking the adidas Basketball Facebook page for exclusive images and content.
Below is a multi-page look at the adiZero Rose 2.5, Derrick's personal review of the shoe, action shots and a pre-production design sketch. Let us know what you think about the newest Derrick Rose signature shoe below and stick with Sole Collector for much more Rose 2.5 coverage.