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6 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas D Rose 10 is an amazing basketball shoe, a lot of buyers comment. They highly recommend grabbing a pair.
  • A good number of owners love the feel of the leather upper. 
  • Like the Adidas Dame 5, nearly all testers are impressed at the shoe’s Bounce cushioning.
  • These Adidas basketball shoes are very comfortable to wear, most reviewers assert.
  • Many players are impressed at the shoe’s traction. According to them, the D Rose 10 has really nice traction on clean courts.
  • These D Rose basketball sneakers have excellent ankle protection, many reviewers observe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of testers are complaining that the traction loses its bite on dusty courts.
  • According to most reviewers, the back of the collar digs into the Achilles.
  • The upper creases easily, a few owners gripe.

Bottom line

Derrick Rose’s tenth signature basketball shoe delivers dependable performance on the court. The Adidas D Rose 10 has excellent cushioning, support, and lockdown. The only features that could use some improvement are the traction and materials.

All in all, these Adidas basketball shoes are a solid pick up for Derrick Rose fans. However, serious hoopers can look somewhere else since there are much better performers (such as the Adidas Harden Vol 3) at its price range.


Top: Mid
Signature: Derrick Rose
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Price: $140
Small True to size Large
Tight Loose
Neutral Stable
Warm Breathable
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 8/10
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80 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | The Sole Brothers | | Level 5 expert

    A hundred and 40 bucks, for this tech, I don't think its a good deal.

  • 80 / 100 | RicheeKim | | Level 5 expert

    For a hundred and forty bucks, I'd say, go for it if you guys are interested in picking up a pair. I think most of you will be pretty happy with how it performs. But, me, personally, you know, in that price range, I could spend 10 bucks more and get a pair of KD 12s which I think are probably the shoe of the year or at least top 3 100%.

  • 80 / 100 | CrazyBlackman108 | Level 1 expert

    I really do love the way these shoes feel. Its really great for playing basketball.

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Despite some setbacks, Adidas and Derrick Rose are not yet done. With the launch of the D Rose 10, Derrick becomes the eighth player in history to release ten signature sneakers with the same brand.

The Adidas D Rose 10 closes out a chapter and marks the next phase of Derrick Rose’s hoop story. These Adidas basketball sneakers feature design cues from earlier silhouettes as a callback to his days as the league’s best player. 

To complement Derrick’s changing game, Adidas equipped the D Rose 10 with a full-length Bounce midsole. The flexible Bounce midsole offers speed and agility as he drives to the basket. An engineered leather upper and TPU heel counter keeps him secure as he moves past the defense.

Cushion. Derrick Rose’s tenth basketball sneaker with Adidas features a full-length Bounce midsole. The flexible Bounce cushioning is designed to deliver increased comfort and responsiveness.

Traction. The D Rose 10 is equipped with a durable rubber outsole that provides aggressive traction on the hardwood. The zonal herringbone outsole allows you to pivot and stop on a dime.

Closure. These Derrick Rose basketball shoes have a traditional tongue and lace-up closure that offers a snug and secure fit. A TPU heel counter and padded mid-top collar provide enhanced support and stability.

Derrick Rose’s tenth basketball sneaker goes back to a more traditional build. These basketball shoes boast an engineered leather upper for increased d durability. The leather material is also designed to deliver a snug and supportive fit.

Inspired by Derrick’s signature moves, the D Rose 10 from Adidas features a mid-top silhouette that is designed for speed and agility. A neoprene collar, leather upper, and welded synthetics keep his foot secure as he crosses and drives to the hoop.

Signature details include the numbers “88_08-09” and “10-11 MVP” to signify the year he was born, the year he was drafted, and the year was voted as the league’s most valuable player. Other details include a Three Stripes branding on the heel and outsole.

The D Rose 10 arrives in several color combinations:

  • Cloud White/Active Orange/Core Black
  • Cloud White/Bold Gold/Blue ‘Simeon’
  • Cloud White/Gold Metallic/Bright Red ‘China’
  • Collegiate Burgundy/Core Black/Legend Ivy
  • Core Black/Scarlet/Bold Green

Adidas D Rose 10 ‘Boardwalk’

The tropical tones of the Adidas D Rose 10 ‘Boardwalk’ is inspired by the time Derrick was rehabbing his ailing knee in the Southern Californian beachside during the Summer of 2013. These basketball sneakers feature a combination of aqua green and pink throughout its leather upper.

Adidas D Rose 10 ‘China’

Derrick Rose’s popularity in China continues to grow. As a result, Adidas crafted a China-inspired colorway to pay tribute to his fame and massive fan base in that country. The Adidas D Rose 10 ‘China’ features a white upper with gold and bright red accents. A tribute to China is found on the insole.

Adidas D Rose 10 ‘Simeon’

Derrick’s Chicago High School inspires the ‘Simeon’ colorway of the Adidas D Rose 10. These white basketball shoes feature the number 25 on the insole as a nod to Derrick’s high school number. Contrasting yellow and blue accents complete the theme.

Adidas X Star Wars Collection 2019

In 2019, Adidas partnered with Lucasfilms and crafted a unique collection that celebrates the hit movie franchise Star Wars. The collection includes a light-saber themed D Rose 10 done in blue.


Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.