It’s been months since we last reported on the adidas Rose 9 but now we’ve got an official look at the Black/Red/White colorway.
The adidas Rose 9 marks a dramatic change for Derrick Rose’s signature line; the shoe has ditched its traditional full-length Boost cushioning for something with a bit more bounce, Bounce cushioning. Moreover, the Rose 9 is making the leap to a knitted upper after the low-tech materials used on the Rose 8.
The outsole has also changed and left the coral pattern of past Derrick Rose signatures. Instead, the Rose 9 uses a multi-directional blade traction pattern that should work well.
Not all of the adidas Rose 9 colorways that have leaked use the same knit upper, so expect several different options when the shoe releases.
There is no official word yet on when the adidas Rose 9 will finally release, or what it will cost, but stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated.
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