Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A number of users think that the traction is exceptional, especially after breaking the shoe in.
  • Many comment that the D Rose 773 II is very light.
  • Majority of the reviewers say that they are happy about the removal of the SprintFrame because it  allows the shoe to accommodate more types of players and have a more comfortable feel.
  • Some users mention that the lockdown is good with or without the SprintFrame.
  • A lot of players appreciate the PU insole because it provides the comfort that they need.
  • Several users commend the implementation of the PureMotion+ technology on the 773 II since it makes the shoe flexible.
  • Because of the shoe’s materials and set-up, most of the users do not have any trouble breaking it in.
  • Given the price of these basketball kicks from the Three Stripes, many buyers are so pleased with how it performs.
  • The SprintWeb in the shoe’s upper makes the shoe fit like a glove.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Almost all users mention that the shoe runs narrow. They say it fits like the fifth signature shoe of Kyrie Irving from Nike.
  • Some buyers comment that the materials feel cheap and may not be very durable.
  • The shoe is only for the indoors as rough surfaces might burn through the outsole very fast, say a couple of the reviewers.
  • Several users experience the seam between the SprintWeb and the synthetic toe box digging into the edge of their foot, causing pain and discomfort.

Bottom line

Overall, many think that the D Rose 773 II is worth its price and is an excellent choice for players who want to be agile and do a lot of groundwork. Though impact protection is minimal, the PU insole is still able to provide enough step-in comfort. The lockdown is top-notch due to the shoe’s narrow fit and the SprintWeb on the side panels of the upper.

Facts

Top: Mid
Signature: Derrick Rose
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Price: $110
Weight: 11.9oz
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Red
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated basketball shoe
It has never been more popular than this January

Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 83 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I love these… I did not even want to test them since I thought they were too similar to the Crazyquick but to my surprise they were just difference enough.

  • 80 / 100 | Tre Good | Level 3 expert

    The Adidas 773 II may actually be one of the best choices for its price.

  • 83 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I love these… I did not even want to test them since I thought they were too similar to the Crazyquick but to my surprise they were just difference enough.

  • 85 / 100 | BlackLotus9 | | Level 4 expert

    Great court feel, responsiveness, and fluid play are the highlights of performance for the 773 II.

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Released within the same year as the Adizero Crazyquick and D Rose 3.5, the Adidas D Rose 773 II takes cues from these two shoes. The midsole and outsole is from the former; the upper’s design is from the latter. Because of the shoe’s affordability and the lack of SprintFrame, it’s not only easy on your pockets but also easy on your feet.

In the recent years, brands release inexpensive basketball shoes packed with high tech materials. For example, the fifth signature shoe of Rip City star Damian Lillard shows off the comfort of the Bounce cushioning. James Harden’s third volume of his Adidas line, for its part, features a minimally caged Boost cushioning for superior responsiveness.

Cushion. The cushion is made of EVA and is molded into segmented pods, akin to the setup of the Adizero Crazyquick. This technology is called Puremotion+, and it provides controlled flexibility to the foot.

Cushioning is minimal; but because of the PU insoles, some shock is absorbed and comfort is kept close. A Torsion plate is embedded in the midfoot.

Traction. A multi-directional herringbone pattern can be found on the outsole of the D Rose 773 II. The direction of the pattern differs by area. The toe-tip's patterns are vertical while the ones on the midfoot are horizontal; this setup helps in making quick lateral stops.

Length and Width. The shoe is true to size but runs narrow from the midfoot to the toe box. It is advised that you fit the shoe before purchasing at your local shoe store.

Lockdown. The D Rose 773 II’s fit is attributed to the shoe’s narrow shape, the SprintWeb material on the upper, and its external TPU heel counter that binds the shoe to the feet when laces are tightened.

A ribbed synthetic material is used on the forefoot; SprintWeb is used on the midfoot to the heel. This Adidas technology is a constructed synthetic material that is light, breathable, and durable. There are perforations all over the upper, which allows for maximum breability.

The midsole is made from an injection-molded EVA while the outsole uses a non-marking rubber compound that is safe to use indoors.

Breathability and lightness seem to be the two key points that the D Rose 773 II’s aesthetics are designed around. The synthetic upper is strewn with perforations. The lateral side panel features the D Rose logo on the ankle surrounded by the diamond-cut spiral detail. The cut continues to the medial side providing structure and ventilation.

In some models, the Three Stripes on the heel and the lines on the Puremotion+ midsole has colors that contrast the rest of the shoe, giving it a visual pop. The Adidas Equipment logo can be found on the tongue and the tip of the toe box.

 

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