OUT NOW: adidas adiZero Rose 1 ‘Wolverines’ & ‘Concrete’
It’s bittersweet that Derrick Rose didn’t make the All-Star team this year, especially with the bounce back year he’s had. It would’ve been so fitting to see Chicago’s favorite son back in town to show out versus elite competition. But like a lot of great things, they don’t turn out the way we expect to them to be.
While everyone figured DRose wasn’t going to make it to the game as an All-Star, adidas Basketball took things in stride and still paid tribute to Southside’s very own. adidas released two colorways of Rose’s first-ever signature shoe, the adiZero Rose 1 in two great colorways.
First up is the ‘Concrete’ colorway. While the grey-based colorway isn’t an OG of the adiZero Rose 1, the colorway has been synonymous to Rose’s signature line. Echoing the sentiment of a Rose growing out of the concrete (aka the mean streets of Chicago), a panel of roses can be seen on the shoe’s medial side. The adiZero Rose 1 ‘Concrete’ retails for Php 6,500.
During Derrick Rose’s 2nd All-Star appearance (2011), he wore a bright yellow version of his first signature shoe, the adiZero Rose 1. The colorway was a nod to his high school alma mater, Simeon Career Academy. Rose wore #25 during his high school stint, and the shoe was one of two pairs DRose wore during the Midseason Classic. The adiZero Rose 1 ‘Wolverines’ retails for Php 6,500.
In terms of tech and innovation, the adiZero Rose 1 was one of the lightest pairs adidas Basketball created for DRose. The shoe featured SPRINTSKIN monomesh, a lightweight mesh material on the upper. A PUREMOTION base kept the shoe stable for any and every natural movement on court. The shoe was essentially a lowtop, but the fabricated ankle collar definitely made it easier for Rose to wear his adiZero SPEEDWRAP ankle brace.
The adiZero Rose 1 ‘All-Star’ colorways are now available via adidas.com.ph and soon at select adidas stores and partner stockists. Check out more images of the two silhouettes below.