July 5, 2013 BY John Kim / 7
Derrick Rose’s return to the NBA will be a major headline later this year, and there’s no question that adidas will benefit greatly from the return of the former NBA MVP. We touched on the effects of Rose’s on-court absence on his signature sneaker line and its performance on the retail aspect, but we can say for sure that the adidas Rose 4 will be much more relevant now that the player tied to the shoe will be laced up for full-contact basketball. The adidas Rose 4 hasn’t been officially unveiled yet, but here today we’re getting a first look at the adidas Rose 4.5 – a mid-season change of pace that offers Rose a lighter overall package as the season rolls along. This flashy design with metallic silver detais on the upper gives the shoe a zebra-like appearance, with a red/black colorway makings the Bulls presence known in this signature shoe. A full shot is below so take a look and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates on this projected 2014 release.
C'mon adidas you're killing me. I'm trying my best and ya'll keep designing the same shoe over and over since the 3.0.