Who should buy the Adidas D Rose 4

The Adidas D Rose 4 is the shoe model released after Derrick Rose’s return to the NBA. Though Derrick Rose had a year-long hiatus to recover from his ACL injury, his comeback was wowed through this signature shoe. This shoe should be perfect for you if:

  • You're grand on Adidas shoe technologies that provide impact protection during gameplay action.
  • You're a big Derrick Rose fan and you want to honor his return to the game.

Adidas D Rose 4 logo

Remarkable Adidas D Rose 4 technologies

For heel lockdown and stability, the SprintFrame technology of the Adidas D Rose 4 is strategically incorporated into the heel counter. It helps keep the heel in its place to avoid injuries. This lightweight technology makes the feet sit low, enhancing the shoe’s court feel.

Adidas D Rose 4 heel

The Adiprene technology is the blue circular crash pad glued to the midsole to support the heel. It absorbs impact and protects the heel from stress.

Adidas D Rose 4 midsole

The rest of the midsole is made of full EVA foam that provides cushion to the entire feet. This foam also provides flexibility to the shoe, ultimately contributing to the multidirectional footwork of the wearer.

Superb outsole framework of D Rose 4

The impressive performance of the Adidas D Rose 4 is due in part to its multidirectional herringbone pattern on the outsole. It has a good grip on the court, according to many reviewers.

Adidas D Rose 4 outsole

When used outdoors, the flat and thick rubber outsole can sustain rough plays and will remain durable. It is as well a non-scuffing outsole; it does not leave marks on the floors of indoor basketball gyms.

Simple, secure, stable lockdown

The Adidas D Rose 4 utilizes a simple lace-up system. To achieve a more secure lockdown, the flat laces can be adjusted.

Adidas D Rose 4 lockdown

Adding to the comfort is the Geofit technology used in the inner collar of the shoe and tongue. It is a thick foam padding that conforms to the ankle, giving more grip, support, and comfort.

D Rose 4 superb construction

The upper of the Adidas D Rose 4 is made of synthetic leather. The leather has perforations that aid in wicking away moisture.

Adidas D Rose 4 upper

The removable polyurethane insole has the D Rose logo printed on it. The insole provides a good amount of flexibility, bounciness, and firmness to the shoe.

Adidas D Rose 4 insole

Derrick Rose D Rose style

The Adidas D Rose 4 is a mid-top shoe with a two-tone design. The Adidas callout and logo are located in the forefoot area. The famous three stripes are in the heel counter running through the outsole.

To represent the technologies used in the shoe model, SPRINTWEB and ADIPRENE callouts are printed on the lateral side.

Adidas D Rose 4 side

As a signature shoe, it has a DERRICK ROSE callout in the toe cap area. The logo of Derrick Rose is neatly placed on the tongue. There is another Derrick Rose logo on the lateral side, which is made of 3M and glows in the dark.

Adidas D Rose 4 top logo

The strip that divides the forefoot from the rearfoot represents the distinct on- and off-court characteristics of Derrick Rose.

The D Rose shoe, symbol, and story

The Adidas D Rose 4 is not only a signature shoe. In an interview with Adidas HEAD Designer Rob Lee, the logo has a deeper meaning to it. The three petals of the rose symbolize Rose’s three older brothers.

Growing up in Chicago, they made sure he will be on the right path by focusing on basketball. The rough edges of the petals imply how aggressive Rose is in the game.

Adidas D Rose 4 ankle

In the center is the number 1 inside the letter D. Though the number is Rose’s jersey number, it actually represents his mother. He recognizes the impact of his mother on his basketball career.

Adidas D Rose 4 style

For Derrick Rose, his shoe line is very special to him. He has worked with the Adidas team meticulously to produce the best in every shoe. The logo also reminds him of his family, basketball, and the City of Chicago.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 11.8oz
Top: Mid
Signature: Derrick Rose
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Adidas D Rose
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Grey / Green / Black / Red

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