After taking to social media earlier this month to offer up the first look at the shoe, adidas and Derrick Rose have officially unveiled the D Rose 6. Inspired by Rose’s will to never stop and embodying the Chicago Bulls star’s journey of overcoming adversity through hard work and perseverance, the new design is meant to compliment his aggressive game and marks the latest Rose release with Boost cushioning. “This is the second shoe I’ve been able to wear with Boost and the comfort and energy you get back is crazy. I’m not going to wear another basketball shoe that doesn’t have Boost,” Rose said. “adidas also brought a lot of details about Chicago that I think my fans will love.”
Equipped with full-length basketball-specific Boost, the D Rose 6 boasts a rugged FITFRAME heel cage and straps that deliver an adaptive fit that moves with the foot. Below, a herringbone traction pattern — inspired by woodgrain textures and design — offers optimum grip for drives to the bucket. As always, Rose’s kicks adopt a bevy of nods to his hometown, in thise case employing Chicago’s six-point star at the base of the laces as six reflective lines decorate the heel. Finally, the diamond-patterned upper and faceted eyelets recall the sharp, bold architectural tradition of the Windy City.
The D Rose 6 will debut October 15 in a white “Home” make-up before the predominately black “Road” edition and hits retailers November 5.