The shoe features the number 773 on the tongue, Owens’ bib number during the 1936 Olympics, at which he won four gold medals. Before the accolades, Owens became the first African American male athlete to be sponsored by a brand, signing with the Adi Dassler helmed adidas.
Other than the gold trims symbolizing the medals Owens won, this D Rose 6 features an aged tumbled leather on the upper, a material that was used on Owens’ cleats. Performance wise, you can also count on the Boost technology in the heel and forefoot to provide a bouncy feel on the court.
You can purchase the adidas D Rose 6 ‘Black History Month’ for $140 at the retailers below.