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The adidas D Rose 9 Has Dropped (Now That Derrick Rose Signed with the Timberwolves)

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After months of leaks, the adidas D Rose 9 has finally released — coincidentally, right after Derrick Rose agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Former MVP Derrick Rose will rejoin coach Tom Thibodeau, with whom Rose had the best season of his career; in 2010-11, under Thibodeau, Rose became the youngest player to win the NBA MVP award, according to the NBA. That season, Rose averaged 25 points, 7.7 assists, and led the Chicago Bulls to the best record in the NBA and Eastern Conference Finals.

To mark Rose’s $2.393 million signing with Minnesota, adidas.com has stocked the D Rose 9. While the price of Rose’s signature shoe hasn’t changed from the $140 we saw last season, adidas is charging the same price for cushioning that isn’t Boost. The D Rose 9 features full-length Bounce cushioning, a knit upper with synthetic leather details, and a sock-like construction that should hug the forefoot.

The adidas D Rose 9 is only available in one colorway, Cloud White/Shock Pink/Core Black, for $140 at adidas.com in size 7 to 15.

While we wait for more handsome colorways to hit adidas and Eastbay, check out the adidas D Rose 9 in black/red.

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  1. Was gonna pick these up for 30% off with code BTS30 but unfortunately this is excluded (even though it doesn’t say anywhere its excluded). I dig the design. Shame about no boost. This probably saved me from myself. Probably will end up being $70 within a month or so.

  2. I want to be excited, because Rose shoes have been consistently worth trying out at the very least. They kinda lost their identity with Boost albeit still decent shoes — so the idea of Bounce sounds good to me — but it’s just hard to justify the value at retail unless I hear something amazing about them first. There’s just nothing about the design that has me overly curious.

      1. I felt like the 3 and 4 still stayed true to being light/secure/”fast”, albeit lacking the intricacies of the previous iterations, and I guess that was in the interest of dropping weight.

  3. I’ve been looking forward to these. A lot of it is probably because I’m still a big D Rose fan. I also have just loved his shoe line though. I really enjoyed the 3s, 4s, 5s, 7s, and 8s, and I’m looking forward to a Rose shoe with Bounce.

  4. yeah, you’re right the price should be lower imo because they’re not implementing boost but bounce instead. though bounce is a very good midsole cushion, the high price maybe because of the knit, primeknit maybe on all colorways in future releases? that could justify the retail price =)

    1. That’s what I was thinking. If every pair is Primeknit, that makes more sense. It also looks like they could be gearing these as a good outdoor option too. In the description on adidas.com they mention outdoor ball several times, and I guess adiwear is supposed to make it more durable.

  5. So does Derrick’s Adidas contract guarantee him a signature shoe for its duration, or that he just wear their shoes? I ask this because this shoe probably would’ve been a good way to reintroduce John Wall to the market.

    1. Everything I’ve seen so far has guaranteed him a signature shoe. As long as he’s in the NBA, adidas is supposed to give him a signature.

  6. I feel like pricing should be a little cheaper with the removal of boost. Bounce cushioning is amazing IMO, I actually love the DAME signature line because of it. Hope these perform as well as those seeing as how they now share the same tech.

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