words // Brandon Richard
In the midst of a tough stretch of games for the Chicago Bulls, point guard and reigning MVP Derrick Rose will debut a new adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 colorway in their match-up with the Philadelphia 76ers on St. Patrick's Day, one of the most celebrated holidays in the Chicago area. Decked out in Kelly Green, the shoe hooks up to the Bulls' special green uniforms, which they've worn each season since the NBA's inaugural St. Patrick's Day celebration in 2006.
The shoe features a green Luckskin nubuck upper with contrasting white hits on the laces, 3-Stripes wrapped around the heel, tongue logo and outsole. Minimal hits of gold pop up on the adiZero pinline, vamp branding and stripe borders. The colorway not only salutes Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Game, but Rose's childhood school Beasley Academy.