words // Brandon Richard

Before today's Chicago launch, a lot of work went into the creation of the brand new adidas D Rose 3 signature shoe. To give fans and sneaker enthusiasts a little insight into how the luxe performance model came to be, adidas has supplied these early sketches and renderings developed by designer Kohei Kanata.

As you can see, the Rose 3 underwent several changes before making it to production, including alternate uppers, differently positioned stripes and initially retaining adiZero branding.

Check out some of the early Rose 3 looks below.

Sketch Work // adidas D Rose 3 (1)

 

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