I’m going to keep this review short because there was only one change to the shoe; the material of the upper.
adidas utilized Primeknit along the upper with nothing to back the material. To keep it simple, this stuff is amazing. Compared to the previous colorways of the Rose 6, the Primeknit allows for ultimate flexibility and offers no distraction while hooping. The material is very soft so adidas added lace loops as eyelets (similar to JB’s dynamic fit system) to keep you locked into the footbed at all times. This feature was not found on other colorways of the shoe. The Home colorway had lots of dead space in the toebox, forcing me to go down a 1/2 size. In the Primeknit version, the dead space issue is completely resolved and I suggest going true to size if you’re interested in a pair. The material is slightly softer but there is still plenty of support in the shoe. The entire back half is a tank, just like the Rose 5.
Overall, these are tied for my favorite hoop shoe of all time with the AJ XX9 Low. They use full-length Boost, which is my favorite cushion setup, and they showcase a true woven material along the upper that fits like a glove. Great job adidas.
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