THE SIXTH and latest edition of the adidas D Rose signature shoes is coming very soon. For Derrick Rose, the new shoe symbolizes his toughness and resiliency as he once again battles adversity both on and off the playing court.
Players of a lesser calibre would definitely break after going through what the Chicago Bulls superstar has experienced in the last three seasons. Injury upon injury has only made Rose’s desire to come back much stronger and perhaps deliver a seventh championship to the Windy City.
In the just concluded season alone, Rose was in and out of the line-up of Coach Tom Thibodeau until deciding in February to sit out 24 consecutive games. Still, Rose returned for the final five games of the regular season, ending it with a four-game winning streak and positive momentum entering the playoffs.
The Bulls disposed of the Millwaukee Bucks in the First Round, 4-2. Sadly, they fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 2-4.
In 12 playoff games, Rose averaged 20.3 points and 6.5 assists. Those numbers are up from his regular season norms of 17.7 points and 4.9 assists through 51 games.
A healthy Derrick Rose is crucial to the Bulls’ success in the coming NBA wars. His unbreakable spirit, hard work and his journey through adversity are the inspirations for the D Rose 6.
“Nobody believed in me except my family, friends, fans and city,” he said. “That’s all I need and my goal is to get back to work and bring it every day.”
The D Rose 6 is equipped with forefoot and heel BOOST cushioning, marking the second time that the said shoe will use the technology. FITFRAME straps are there for an adaptive fit will the sole will have a herringbone pattern for maximum traction and grip for hours on the court.
The design elements are inspired by the city of Chicago, including the six-point stars on the city flag. Premium materials have been selected for that luxurious finish.
Initially, two colorways will be made available – “Home” or white and the “Road” or black and red. Five more special colorways are set to be launched in the course of the 2015-2016 NBA season.
The D Rose 6 will be available at adidas Stores and major department stores and sporting goods shops starting with the Home colorway on October 15 and the Road colorway on November 5. Suggested retail price for both versions is PHP 8,995.00.