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The adidas D Rose 8 Has Arrived Stateside Early – Tech Specs and Price

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Well, well, well. What do we have here? The adidas D Rose 8 has arrived Stateside a bit early, and with the official tech specs at hand.

The D Rose 7 had arguably one of the best traction patterns to touch a basketball court last year. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it right? Well, adidas has gone with an entirely different outsole this year. The D Rose 8 has been given a unique herringbone traction pattern with deep thick groves that is supposed to give a multi-directional grip.

The shoe features the same cushioning setup as last year’s D Rose 7: full-length Boost. A TPU cage is placed on the lateral side of the shoe to give the Boost some support.

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An apparent change to the D Rose 8 is the construction. The D Rose 8 features an ultra-breathable mesh upper with an integrated lace cord for lockdown.

If we put both shoes side by side, we can see that the D Rose 8 may not be as aggressive as the D Rose 7. Could this be letting us know that Derrick Rose has a new style of play?

The adidas D Rose 8 is available now at adidas.com for the same price as the Rose 7: $140. It should arrive at the usual retailers like Eastbay in the coming weeks.

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Source: adidas


      1. I did that and it didn’t help. I thought it was the mesh version at first, so I gave them to my pops and got the PK. Same issue in those. Damn shame because it’s a very good shoe, especially for a big like myself.

        1. Thank you, me too!!! Loved everything about them but they killed my big toes. Ended up losing the toenail on each one b/c of the banging. Dame shame, cuz I would have loved to have been able to play in them regularly. Or at all.

  1. Look at that design, it’s Crazylight boost 2016, its like D’rose would like to use the CLB’16, so adidas designed something like but in a hi-top version. CLB’16 is so underated, it has the best tuning of boost along with the hardens.

    1. You stole my comment. ????.
      Was about to say the exact same thing. Bare a few details, this is the Crazylight’16 tooling.

      1. Indeed. Traction pattern is a bit finer for more clean-court grip and the lateral TPU cage at the forefoot has been altered.

        It does give off the vibe of Adidas going cheap on him, but in my experience, the CLB16’s tooling was ridiculously more comfortable than the CE and Rose 7. Quietly could be an amazing shoe if the upper works out, because that was the only imperfection with the CLB16: heel slip and lack of lace loops.

  2. I’m not an Adidas person, but this is a nice, clean shoe. Not a Rose fan either, but it looks like they have given him a nice set of tools to work with.

      1. It feels like the hyperfuse version of adidas, outsole is thicker, material is almost all fuse, and the boost. Will wait for weartesters review first. The boost is thick but i dont know how it can feel that light. Maybe the forefoot boost is thin? Looking forward to your review!

  3. I got mine in the mail today. They are for sure lighter than the 7s. Boost feels good, and I think the lock down is better than on the 7s too. On the 7, I couldn’t get it as tight as I would like on my midfoot. That’s not a problem with the lacing on the 8 though. Traction will probably be dumb good again. Materials are eh, but that doesn’t really bother me. They don’t feel restrictive to me at all. I went with my natural size 12, and I maybe could have gone a half size down if I wanted a really snug fit. That said, it feels okay with my normal size. Now I just need to take them for a spin on the court and see what they can do. So far though, it seems promising. Basically, it seems like a lighter version of the 7s, which is awesome to me.

    1. Also, I forgot to mention that they should be pretty well ventilated too. Everywhere you see the stripes are cutouts in the material, so each of those stripes is just open celled mesh between your feet and the outside of the shoe.

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