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The Adidas D Rose 5 is a signature basketball sneaker packed with technologies to achieve excellent court performance. The Boost technology in the midsole provides firm stability. The outsole has the herringbone traction. It provides a great stopping ability on any court. The heel counter has the SprintFrame technology for a secure lockdown. The breathability is with the help of the SprintWeb technology in the upper.
Cushion. Generally, Boost technology is a midsole foam for linear footwork like running. However, Adidas did a great job in modifying the Boost material in the D Rose 5. It is applied as a full-length firm cushion that provides excellent responsiveness, durability, and stability.
Traction. The traction of the Adidas D Rose 5 comes from the unbeatable wavy herringbone pattern. The outsole is made of a non-marking rubber compound. It is soft and pliable. It does not accumulate dust, which results in no slippage or injuries to the athlete. This kind of outsole provides a good grip on courts.
Length and Width. The length and width of the Adidas D Rose 5 Boost are in standard measurements, as attested by a good number of reviewers. However, there are buyers who mention that the shoe runs long and narrow. It is best to try the shoe in the store before purchasing.
Lockdown. The traditional lacing system of the shoe uses flat shoelaces. But the overall lockdown of the shoe is with the help of the SprintFrame technology. It is the thermoplastic polyurethane material installed in the heel counter. It secures the heel properly in order for the foot to have proper containment. It also helps avoid injuries from ankle rolls.
The materials used on the upper of the Adidas D Rose 5 Boost vary depending on the colorway. The upper of the Brenda/L-Train colorway, for example, consists of synthetic leather and mesh. Added to that is the SprintWeb technology in between. It is a weave of minimalistic and lightweight fabrics, and it provides durability and breathability.
The insole of the D Rose 5 Boost is made of polyurethane. It is designed to be a little thin for a better court feel. If more cushion is desired, the insole can be removed and be replaced by a thicker one.
The mid-top design of the Adidas D Rose 5 Boost provides ankle support to the player. The tongue and the medial side have the adidas callout and logo. To showcase the technology in the midsole, a boost callout is printed on the lateral side. Rose’s jersey number 1 is in the forefoot area. To signify its being Rose’s signature shoe, the Derrick Rose logo and the MMXIV MMXV callout is on the heel counter. On the heel part of the outsole lies the famous stripes of Adidas. On the forefoot part of the outsole is Derrick Rose’s signature.