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.
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.