adidas Rose 3 Brenda Red G56948 (1)

words // Brandon Richard

The "Brenda" adidas Rose 3 pays homage to the most important person in Derrick's life, his mother Brenda Rose.

Red nubuck on the upper represents her favorite color and the crackled grainy finish is symbolic of Derrick's upbringing in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Backsides of the tongues bear a close-up print of the D Rose family story graphic featured in the D Rose apparel collection and launch colorways. The left tongue features an inscription of “Brenda” in stylized red script, while the right features Derrick Rose’s lasered signature.

The D Rose 3 “Brenda” drops next Monday, November 19 for $160 at, Eastbay and other retailers.

Follow the adidas Basketball Facebook and @adidasHoops with #drose3 for the next exclusive colorway debut.

11/19/12 adidas Rose 3
G56948 Scarlet/Black/White

adidas Rose 3 Brenda Red G56948 (2)

adidas Rose 3 Brenda Red G56948 (3)