Verdict from 6.1 hours of research from the internet

5 users: 4.8 / 5
3 experts: 82 / 100

7 reasons to buy

  • Almost all buyers are saying that the Adizero Rose 1 Retro is a fantastic basketball shoe. Owners of the D Rose 10 have the same praise.
  • The traction is amazing, some players comment.
  • According to a good number of wearers, the Adizero Rose 1 feels fast on the court.
  • The Adidas Rose 1 Retro is very comfortable to hoop in, many reviewers exclaim.
  • These retro D Rose basketball shoes look amazing, some buyers declare.
  • According to a few users, the Rose 1 is quite supportive.
  • A good number of owners love the quality of these retro Adidas basketball shoes.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The outsole attracts quite a bit of dust, a tester gripes.
  • The Adizero Rose 1 has minimal cushioning, a few players complain.

Bottom line

True to its name, the Adidas Adizero Rose 1 feels fast on the floor. Owners love the low-to-the-ground and responsive feel of the cushioned midsole. The grippy rubber outsole also allows them to explode to the basket like Derrick Rose.

Overall, the Adizero Rose 1 is a great retro sneaker that delivers classic style and reliable performance. However, most modern-day signature shoes (like the UA Curry 7 and Adidas Harden Vol. 4) provide a better playing experience at almost the same price.

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Adidas is finally giving Derrick Rose's first signature sneaker the retro treatment it deserves. Launched at the beginning of Derrick's MVP season, the Adizero Rose 1 featured innovative technologies such as Sprintskin and Puremotion to help him move quickly and naturally.

The retro version of the first Adizero Rose stays true to the original with minor updates to fit today's modern game. For support and stability, the Adidas Rose 1 Retro employs a textile upper that sits on top of the Adidas Sprintframe. Underfoot the Puremotion technology provides a natural feel on the court.

Who will like the Adidas Adizero Rose 1? Because of its Sprintframe chassis and Puremotion technology, the Adizero Rose 1 is perfect for quick and agile players who need maximum explosiveness and responsiveness. These Adidas basketball shoes are also an easy cop for fans of Derrick Rose.

Cushion. For a light and fast feel, the Adizero Rose 1 features Adidas Puremotion that works with the cushioned midsole. The Puremotion technology offers players a flexible and more natural feel as they drive to the hoop.

The Adidas Rose 1 Retro also comes with a Sprintframe chassis that offers increased support and stability. 

Traction. The Adizero Rose 1 makes use of a rubber outsole with the Puremotion system for enhanced flexibility. These basketball shoes also employ the Cilia traction system for increased multidirectional grip.

Closure. The Adidas Adizero Rose 1 features a mid-to-high Geofit collar for increased ankle support and added comfort. The anatomical build of the Geofit collar allows it to conform to the wearer's foot over time, providing a custom fit. These shoes also have a lace closure that delivers a locked-in feel.

The updated Adizero Rose 1 comes with a textile upper for lightweight support and increased comfort. 

These retro Adidas basketball sneakers celebrate the journey of the NBA's youngest-ever MVP. Taking inspiration from his high-school days in Chi-town, the Adidas Adizero 1 features embroidered Derrick Rose details that offer a fresh take on these retro basketball sneakers.

The Adidas Adizero Rose 1 Retro is available in the following color options:

  • Black/White/Scarlet
  • Core Black/Gold Metallic/Scarlet 'Forbidden City'
  • Grey One/Grey Two/Crystal White 'Roses'
  • Team Yellow/Collegiate Royal 'Simeon'

Adidas Adizero Rose 1 'Forbidden City'

The Rose 1 'Forbidden City' is part of a more extensive collection that celebrates the 2020 Lunar New Year. Inspired by China's Forbidden City, these black basketball shoes boast a floral pattern with gold and red accents.

Adidas Adizero Rose 1 'Roses'

This rendition of the Adizero Rose 1 Retro features a grey suede upper with embroidered roses on the medial side. Completing the theme is a rose graphic on the insole.

Adidas Adizero Rose 1 'Simeon'

The 'Simeon' colorway of the Adizero Rose 1 first made an appearance during the 2010 All-Star game. After ten years, Adidas Basketball is re-releasing the same colorway just in time for the 2020 All-Star festivities. 

As a tribute to Derrick's Simeon High School days, the Adidas Adizero Rose 1 'Simeon' is dressed in team yellow with collegiate royal accents. 

Derrick Rose's first signature shoe with Adidas was packed with innovative technologies that complement his explosive game. The 2020 retro release features all the performance-enhancing tech with just one exception. Instead of utilizing Sprintskin, the Adizero Rose 1 Retro makes use of a combination of synthetic and textile materials. The updated upper offers lightweight support and increased durability to meet the demands of today's game. 

Overall, the original and retroed versions of the Adidas Adizero Rose 1 are designed to provide players maximum support and speed on the court. 

Launched in 2010, the Adizero Rose featured Adidas Basketball's top-tier technologies. Let us see how much has changed from the first model to Derrick's latest signature sneaker.

Cushion. The Adizero Rose 1 Retro features a cushioned midsole combined with the Puremotion system. This cushioning setup offers responsive cushioning and flexible comfort. The Adidas D Rose 10 makes use of a flexible Bounce midsole that is also designed to deliver increased responsiveness and comfort.

Traction. The Adidas Adizero Rose 1 features a Cilia traction system that offers exceptional grip on any court surface. The D Rose 10 features a zonal herringbone design for optimal control as you pivot and cut to the basket.

Support and Lockdown. Both these Derrick Rose basketball sneakers feature a mid-to-high collar for increased ankle stability. Both sneakers also have a lace closure for a custom fit. However, the Adizero Rose 1 employs a Geofit collar for added comfort and support.

Material. The updated Adidas Rose 1 features a mix of textile and synthetic materials that offer support, comfort, breathability, and durability. As a callback to past models, the Adidas D Rose 10 makes use of a traditional leather construction for added style and durability.

Price. Both these Derrick Rose basketball sneakers retail for 140 dollars.

Derrick Rose's signature series with Adidas is one of the most consistent when it comes to performance. From the first model to his latest, the D Rose line offers plenty of support, stability, responsiveness, and grip to agile and explosive guards.

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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.