Verdict from 8 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The thick foam in the inner walls of the Adidas D Rose Englewood II provides a comfortable and supportive hug to the ankle according to many.
  • The multidirectional traction pattern used on these signature basketball shoes from Adidas works so well that a lot of users say that they experience good court grip.
  • The outsole rubber does not wear down easily when used outdoors, say most buyers.
  • Many shoe owners remark that the leather upper is durable. It remains pristine even after months of use.
  • Several mention that this low-top athletic shoes for basketball is true to size.
  • A great number of reviewers find the design of the D Rose Englewood 2 appealing.
  • According to sneaker collectors, the shoe model has vibrant colorways.

4 reasons not to buy

  • At least two buyers leave comments that the Adidas D Rose Englewood II is bulky.
  • A few buyers claim that the shoe is not comfortable.
  • The shoe model lacks ventilation, reported a handful of users.
  • The D Rose Englewood 2 has a few colorways.

Bottom line

The Adidas D Rose Englewood II is a great shoe. It receives a lot of compliments on its design and hues. The signature shoe is claimed to provide responsiveness, support, comfort, and durability. However, the D Rose Englewood 2 is not for everyone. Heavier players may need to check out a different shoe because of the cushioning setup and height of the shoe model.

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Good to know

The Adidas D Rose Englewood II was released in January 2014 at $100. The budget-friendly basketball shoe model boasts full-length EVA and Adiprene+ in the midsole for a comfortable and responsive ride. The outsole rubber with herringbone traction pattern is durable, making it great for both indoor and outdoor plays. The mid-top silhouette features a leather upper with wave designs on the side panels. The D Rose Englewood 2 is built for speed and support.

A few buyers may doubt the D Rose Englewood 2 for performance. This shoe can be substituted with Chris Paul’s Jordan 11th signature shoe or the third Nike Paul George basketball shoe.

Cushion. Point guards are mostly light and active players who prefer a more responsive ride over pure cushioning. The full-length ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) foam of the Adidas D Rose Englewood II provides responsiveness and court feel. The Adiprene+ delivers minimal cushioning and adequate impact absorption. The midfoot has a torsion plate for a smooth heel-to-toe transition. The insole is made of EVA for step-in comfort.

Traction. Derrick Rose, as a point guard with quick movement, needs great stopping power. The Adidas D Rose Englewood II has a multidirectional traction pattern and thick grooves on the rubber outsole. It grips a variety of court floors well.

Length and Width. Similar to other shoe brands, Adidas produces basketball sneakers in the average width and length. True enough, majority of D Rose Englewood 2 owners claim that it really runs true-to-size, and they advise new buyers to go with their usual Adidas sizes.

Lockdown. The Adidas D Rose Englewood II is equipped with a traditional lacing system. By adjusting the placement of the tongue and tightness of the shoelaces, a comfortable fit is achieved.

The upper of the D Rose Englewood 2 consists of durable synthetic leather. The perforations on the toe cap provide breathability to the foot. The inner side of the collar has thick foam for support and comfort around the ankle.

The mid-top silhouette of the Adidas D Rose Englewood II has wave designs on the side panels. The lateral side has Derrick’s signature. The signature athlete’s logo sits on the top of the tongue, and a metal lace jewel is found on the forefoot. The iconic Three Stripes are found on the heel counter.

The Adidas D Rose Englewood II comes in numerous bright colorways. Listed below are some of the colorways found online:

Knicks. The Knicks colorway has a royal blue and bright orange scheme that shows Adidas continued support to the New York team.

Bahia Mint. The Bahia Mint colorway is a nod to the uniform color of  the New Orleans Hornets. It is a combination of classic purple, grey, white, and teal.

Black and Red. The black and red colorway has white stripes on the heel counter, and a white and red outsole.

Blue and Lime. The blue and lime pair comes with electric lime shoelaces and inner collar.

Some colorways are reported to be not available stateside. One thing is for sure though: the Adidas D Rose Englewood 2 has beautiful colorways that can brighten any dull day.


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