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Derrick Rose & adidas Finally Give Us Our First Official Look At The D Rose 4 Sneaker

Submitted by on September 23, 2013 – 11:40 amNo Comment

Doesn’t it feel like it’s been forever since we last saw Derrick Rose play basketball? It’s been more than a year now, and we’re really clamoring to see him start playing again later this fall. But before he gets back on the basketball court, Rose just teamed up with adidas to give us our first look at the D Rose 4 sneaker. And once again, we really like what D-Rose and adidas have done with Rose’s signature sneaker. It looks like an improvement over his last couple of sneakers and is just one more reason why we can’t wait to see Rose take the floor for the Chicago Bulls again.

So what makes the D Rose 4 so special? We’ll start with the design. For his fourth sneaker, adidas decided to highlight the two sides of Rose’s personality. So the back is supposed to represent the aggressive style of play that Rose uses on the basketball court. Meanwhile, the front is supposed to represent Rose’s laid-back approach to the rest of his life. And we think the two sides work well together. The all-black colorway that adidas used on these sneakers is a great touch, too. It makes the sneaker look bold and menacing. So overall, adidas did well here—and it sounds like Rose is happy with his sneaker, too.

“When I’m out on the court, I’m doing everything in my power to win,” he said in a press release put out by adidas, “and off the court I’m a pretty laid back guy who likes to spend time with my family. It’s cool adidas used this in the design of the shoe, and it performs great on the court and looks really nice off it.”

We agree with all of that, specifically the part about these sneakers looking just as good off the court as they do on it. We could definitely see sneakerheads enjoying this sneaker just as much as basketball players, which is something we haven’t always been able to say about the D Rose lineup of sneakers. But what do you think about them? Do you think they will be a hit—or do they look too much like the other D Rose sneakers that have come out? Check out some additional photos of the D Rose 4 below and then let us know.

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