Verdict from 3 experts and +100 user reviews

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.

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Good to know

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.


How D Rose 773 II compares

This shoe: 85
All shoes average: 82
55 95
This shoe: £110
All shoes average: £130
£40 £470
This shoe: 337g
All shoes average: 393g
256g 812g
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.