by Brandon Richard

This past Saturday, Chicago’s own Derrick Rose returned to the city he calls home to officially introduce his new adidas D Rose 5 Boost signature shoe.

Rose hosted 20 kids from local nonprofit After School Matters at the adidas store for a Q&A session, during which he gave advice on how to pursue your dreams, work hard and stay hungry. He also treated each fan to a pair of D Rose 5 Boost shoes, autographs and photos to commemorate the moment.

Later, Rose stopped by the State Street Foot Locker to greet fans who had been in line since early morning to meet him.

The D Rose 5 Boost is equipped with adidas’ innovative Boost cushioning, which provides heightened energy return and step-in comfort to maximize performance. You can score a pair now for $140 at adidas.com and Foot Locker. Read on for more visuals from the Chicago launch.

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