Derrick Rose’s adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 “Playoffs” Sneakers Are Now Available
Will Derrick Rose be playing by the time the 2012 NBA Playoffs start? Chicago Bulls fans sure hope so. The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player has once again been a lightning rod for the Bulls this season. But he also hasn’t played in the team’s last 11 games because of a nagging groin injury and there’s really no telling when he’ll be back to full strength. The hope is that he’ll be good to go soon and will play out the rest of the regular season with the Bulls before leading them into the playoffs. But, unfortunately, there’s a chance that his groin injury could keep him out longer than it already has and affect his playoff status.
Let’s hope that isn’t the case, though—for his sake, the sake of the Bulls, and the sake of adidas. Because, as of yesterday, Foot Locker is officially carrying Rose’s brand-new adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 “Playoffs” sneakers. And we like them just as much as we’ve liked all of the other Rose 2.5 colorways. With an almost-all-black exterior, a speckled sole, and some red accents that’ll make these functional for both home and away playoff games for Rose, these actually might be the dopest Rose 2.5 sneakers we’ve seen yet. Not only will they look good on the court. They’re also subtle enough to be worn casually as well.
So while we’re not sure just how much Rose will be able to play between now and the end of the season, we can tell you that if he’s back in time for the playoffs in three weeks, he’ll be wearing these every night. And if you don’t already have a pair of Rose 2.5 sneakers—or you just want to add to your collection—you can wear them, too. They’re available now and they’ll run you $110. Peep an additional view of the sneakers below.