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adidas and Derrick Rose launch D Rose 3.5 (PHOTOS)

Jan 19, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

D Rose 3.5 Year of Snake  Detail 1

adidas announced the launch of the D Rose 3.5 this week, the midseason edition of the company’s signature basketball shoe for Derrick Rose.

From the official release:

“My main thing is always sharpening up my game and improving my body and with the D Rose 3.5 adidas took that same approach,” said Rose. “This shoe takes the best things from my last shoe and made them even better. I’m more comfortable and supported on the court and bringing some real serious style too.”

“To exceed the performance needs for Derrick’s unique style of play which includes extreme changes in direction, acceleration and explosiveness, adidas designers made the D Rose 3.5 more supportive, comfortable and responsive than its predecessor. The shoe fits even closer to the foot for faster cuts and features a SPRINTWEB upper engineered specifically for his style of play, which reduces weight with maximum support and breathability.

“Additional performance features include an ergonomic ankle collar pocket to ensure maximum support during hard cuts and a breathable mesh tongue to improve comfort. SPRINTFRAME technology features an external heel counter to reduce weight and allow for energy return and motion control, giving Derrick his best performing signature shoe to date to improve his performance on court.

“The bold spiral overlay pattern is inspired by Derrick’s goal to tighten his game and functionally it increases flexibility and provides optimum toe protection. The synthetic leather upper features the spiral protruding from the D Rose logo on the ankle to represent how his on and off-court success continues to grow from the support of his family, who inspired the logo. Chicago call-outs on the inside of the tongue showcase the essence of Rose, including a “Rooted in Chicago” graphic with lettering, colors and shapes inspired by Derrick’s tattoos and the Chicago flag. Each colorway of the D Rose 3.5 will feature special graphics, materials and colors that give details about Derrick’s life and style of play.”

The D Rose 3.5 launches on Jan. 31. Check out the photos below and let us know if you’ll be picking up a pair in the comments.

adidas D Rose 3.5
  1. gmsingh - Jan 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Next up for Adidas: it launches it’s new line of replacement ACLs.

  2. titansbro - Jan 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Crazy to me that a player launching new shoes in considered newsworthy in this league.

  3. holleywood9 - Jan 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Because acl tears are specific to one brand. Great joke

  4. dangernearing - Jan 19, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Man, those gray & white ones are cool. Blue ones i like too.

  5. mtheparrothead - Jan 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Has there ever been a show the player says isn’t better than the last? You’d think by now the perfect shoe would’ve arrived

  6. mrklutch1011 - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Where were these guys that designed this shoe for D rose 2.0? Or 1?

  7. weeny00 - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    i cant believed adidas tryin all there best to make money out of d rose
    .. his not even playin, drose is way over rated… adidas tryin all there besy yo make money out og drose… d rose is a good player bt if lebron guards him, d rose cant do much his worth … d rose over rated n adidas makes hom ova rated crazy….

  8. weeny00 - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    d rose isnt great if lebron guards him 48 minutes …. d rose way over rated…..

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 20, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      Who is great if LeBron guards them for 48 minutes?

  9. southpaw77 - Jan 20, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Hope these have more support and cushion, those shoes he wore last year are as light as cardboard and about as supportive.

    Need some cushion and ankle support or ankle sprains, sore hips and bad knees will keep on coming.

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