Basketball lovers have high expectations for Derrick Rose this year and sneaker lovers have the same high expectations for his sixth signature sneaker; the adidas D Rose 6 Boost. D Rose hasn’t dominated the court like he used to before he suffered a terrible knee injury. He’s come out saying that he “feels better than he ever has” and that he “wants to make a serious run for the NBA title.” Anyone can come out and make these statements, but D Rose has that burning desire on his side to silence the critics who say that “he’ll never be as aggressive as he once was” or that “his career is over”. Those kind of statements will make anybody work harder than they ever have, to prove the critics wrong and have them eat their own words. With those challenges ahead of him, adidas had their work cut out for them this year; to create a shoe that could help D Rose reach his desired level of play.
The adidas D Rose 6 Boost Basketball shoe has some similarities to the D Rose 5 Boost. The most noticeable is the design of the shoe; they stuck with the midtop design going up to the ankle. The most noticeable upgrade to this performance basketball sneaker is the unique heel support strap system. There’s no question that this is meant to give Derrick extra lockdown support for those quick cuts to the basket. Getting back to his old ways, we can expect Derrick to shake his defender and make those acrobatic finishes. The diamond pattern upper and faceted eyelets pay homage to the city’s architecture, while the six-point star represents the Chicago flag. The best part of this shoe has to be the Boost cushioning. It is equipped in the forefoot and heel that is engineered for those basketball specific movements that ensure energy return and comfort. If these can handle D Rose, then you’d be crazy not to make them your court shoe. Make sure you pick up your pair of the adidas D Rose 6 Boost on October 15th on Finishline.com.