Who should buy the Adidas D Rose 773 III 

One of Derrick Rose’s awaited signature shoes, the 3rd iteration of the 773 line is released in August 2014. The D Rose 773 III is a steal at $115 with its updated herringbone traction pattern, a more comfortable SprintFrame chassis, and a lightweight yet durable combination of SprintWeb and leather on the upper.

This is a great pair for you if:

  • You're a big follower of Derrick Rose, and his signature shoes always bring out your best performance.
  • You're looking for a complete basketball shoe that's best for outdoor play.

Adidas D Rose 773 III logo

Dynamic midsole setup of Adidas D Rose 773

The 773 III’s midsole uses the adiPRENE+ cushioning on the forefoot, making takeoffs quite easy.

Adidas D Rose 773 III midsole mid

The shoe favors quick players who stay on their toes rather than high-flyers who need impact protection. On the heel is a standard EVA cushion.

Adidas D Rose's outsole construction

The shoe uses a mix of wavy and linear herringbone patterns on the outsole.

Adidas D Rose 773 III outsole top

The pattern is flat and made of firm rubber, making the shoe a great outdoor option.

Adidas D Rose 773 III outsole

Steady secure lockdown

Adidas brings back the SprintFrame chassis for foot support but reshaped it into something less irritating on the midfoot.

Adidas D Rose 773 III heel support

The frame is effective in containing the foot and locking down the heel, resulting in a midfoot and forefoot that hug the foot like a glove.

Adidas D Rose 773 III toe

The heel area, however, still has enough space to accommodate an ankle brace.

Adidas D Rose 773 III ankle

D Rose 773's solid upper technologies

The shoe has leather as its main upper material. Perforated and lined with SprintWeb underneath, the upper provides a rigid and breathable structure that protects the foot during high-intensity plays.

Adidas D Rose 773 III upper

The midsole utilizes adiPRENE+ on the forefoot for responsiveness and EVA on the heel for standard impact protection. The outsole uses a firm type of rubber compound that grips very well on rough courts.

Adidas D Rose 773 III upper center

Adidas D Rose 773's personal and inspiring style

There are more than ten colorways available for the D Rose 773 III, and most of them are usually a combination of black, white, and a dominant color. The shoe’s silhouette is slightly odd with the midfoot raised subtly. The shoe goes for a more classic feel by featuring a leather material for its upper.

Adidas D Rose 773 III style

The look, however, is modernized by the wavy outline and the ventilation holes on the sides. The shoe is accented by a chrome jewel on the lace that has the numbers 773, which is the area code of Derrick Rose’s hometown, Chicago, Illinois.

Adidas D Rose 773 III lace top

As for branding, the D Rose logo is embossed on the tongue of the shoe and the lateral side of the heel. The Three Stripes can be found on the heel, and extends up to the midsole. Lastly, the Adidas Equipment logo is molded on the tip of the toe box.

Adidas D Rose 773 III collar

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Signature: Derrick Rose
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Adidas D Rose, Adidas D Rose 773
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Blue / Grey / White / Black / Red / Purple / Green / Orange
SKUs: C75720 / C75721 / C75724 / C75727 / C75731 / C76586 / D68988 / S85137 / S85254 / S85256

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