Adidas D Rose 11: The awaited comeback

It's no secret that Derrick Rose and his line of D Rose kicks have been sidetracked because of unfortunate injuries on the court. Adidas and Rose make his on-court comeback felt with the release of the D Rose 11. This shoe specifically offers the following:

  • Reliable traction. The rubber outsole features a pattern that the D Rose 7 had, and it provides heightened grip and durability
  • Lightweight explosiveness. The shoe's Adizero upper and Lightstrike cushion work together to ensure speed and precise ball control on the court.
  • Maximum support. The shoe has a wide base and an extended heel counter to provide support even for the most aggressive cuts and twists.

Noteworthy colorways of the D Rose 11

Like other signature shoes from Adidas and other brands, the  D Rose 11 is released in special colorways that pay tribute to special people and events in Derrick Rose's life. The following are some of the most interesting releases:

  • Boardwalk, which is a mint green version with tan and pink accents. This references D Rose's offseason training sessions in Southern California. This colorway was first applied on the fourth D Rose.
  • Brenda, which is a largely red version that pays tribute to both his mother Brenda and his Chicago Bulls roots
  • Career High, which is white with gold, green, and purple accents. The accents pay tribute to the Utah Jazz, the team that Rose's Minnesota Timberwolves defeated in a 2018 game where he scored his career-high 50 points.

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Top 5% basketball shoes
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Dimitrije Curcic
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.