Derrick Rose

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From a local high school standout to the youngest MVP in NBA history, Derrick Rose has reinvigorated Chicago basketball. Attacking and striking against the most formidable opponents, his ability to break physical laws is unlike anything seen before. With astonishing speed and power, combined with a drive and passion for the city he loves most, Rose has quickly become one of the best point guards the game of basketball has ever seen…and he’s only just begun. Bringing a championship home is the focus, and nothing will stand in his way. This is his journey.
Derrick Rose

Date of Birth October 4, 1988

Birthplace Chicago, Illinois

Height & Weight 6 ft 3 in, 190 lb

NBA Draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall

Team & Position New York Knicks, Point Guard

Shoes adidas DRose 6

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Accolades

New York Knicks

NBA

  • NBA All-Star (2012)
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2011)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2009)
  • NBA All-Star (2011)
  • All-NBA First Team (2011)
  • NBA All-Star (2010)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009)
  • NBA Skills Challenge Champion (2009)

Memphis Tigers

College

  • NCAA Tournament All-Final Four Team
  • NCAA Tournament South Region MVP
  • NABC 3rd Team All-American
  • NABC All-District 7 First Team
  • All-Conference USA First Team
  • Conference USA Freshman of the Year
  • Sporting News All-Freshman Team
  • 2K Sports College Hoops Classic MVP

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High School

  • Class AA State Championship (2006-07)
  • Class AA Tournament MVP (2006-07)
  • llinois Mr. Basketball 2007
  • 2007 McDonald’s All-American
  • USA Today 2007 All-USA First Team
  • Parade 2007 All-America First Team
  • EA Sports 2007 All-American First Team
  • All State Illinois 2007

Derrick Rose

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Derrick Rose

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D Rose 6 Boost

D-Rose does it all. Inside the paint, outside the paint and locking out his opponents on defense, he's the point guard who makes the game.

The D Rose 6 comes equipped with forefoot and heel Boost cushioning engineered for basketball movements to ensure energy return and comfort. The bold, rugged FITFRAME heel cage and straps are constructed to deliver an adaptive fit and represent his countless hours spent in the gym. A herringbone traction pattern, inspired by woodgrain textures and design, adds optimum grip for drives to the basket.

Blending details inspired by the city of Chicago with premium materials for a luxury finish, the D Rose 6 features the six-point star of the Chicago flag at the base of the laces and six reflective lines in the heel. The silhouette’s diamond pattern upper and faceted eyelets call on the sharp, bold architecture of the city with a rugged feel to match Rose’s play.

D Rose 6 Boost

D Rose 5 Boost

The D Rose 5 Boost is the ultimate signature shoe to outfit Derrick Rose on and off the court. It features adidas’ most innovative technology and personal details ever included on a shoe in the D Rose signature collection. The D Rose 5 Boost offers full shoe length Boost cushioning technology designed for heightened energy return and step-in comfort to ensure maximum performance.

Performance elements include an all-new EVA fit-cage that provides strength and support and an updated Sprintweb for light-weight support and breathability. The fit-cage also serves as the core base for all colorways of the D Rose 5, which feature unique and personal finishes and colors.

Signature details are woven throughout the design of the D Rose 5 Boost that reveal insights into Derrick, his family and his path to success.

D Rose 5 Boost

D Rose 4.5

The Rose 4.5 featured an upper of SprintWeb and SprintSkin synthetic overlays designed to enhance both the support and the flexibility of the shoe. Their layout resembled the stripes of a tiger, or the type of wild animal the instincts of which Rose reflected in his aggressive, energetic style of play.

The shoe’s molded ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) collar featured GeoFit technology and increased padding for comfort.

Adding to this was that it all rested atop adidas’ Crazyquick outsole, which offered multidirectional grip.

D Rose 4.5

D Rose 4

The D Rose 4 features an exclusive, tailored design inspired by Derrick's distinct on and off-court personalities. With tough and strong materials and innovative technology, the back heel was designed to highlight Derrick’s game and enhance his explosive and attacking style of play.

The shoe uses adidas’ Crazyquick outsole traction system – the company’s latest performance innovation – that gives Derrick maximum control and flexibility for quick moves on the court. adidas’ new SPRINTWEB technology, dynamic GEOFIT ankle support and improved molded SPRINTFRAME enhance the support, comfort and control of the shoe.

D Rose 4

D Rose 3.5

The all-new D Rose 3.5 shoe has improved performance, bolder style, and more personal details than its predecessor to deliver the best from the court and street. Designed and developed side-by-side with Derrick Rose, the shoe is inspired by his dedication and hard work to improve his game and body.

D-Rose brings it strong and fast, which is why his signature basketball shoe has to be so strong and light. The men’s adidas D Rose 3.5 shoes dominate the court with standout colors, a stable, high-speed SPRINTWEB and SPRINTFRAME design, and high-impact EVA cushioning.

D Rose 3.5

D Rose 3

The adidas Rose 3 shoe is inspired by Derrick’s humble roots and exciting play. The Rose logo features three petals that revolve around a subtle letter "D" and number "1" in the center. The petal’s sharp edges represent his speed and agility on the court and each one is unique to pay homage to the creative cuts, slashes and shots he makes on the court. The petals also symbolize the foundation that brought Derrick from the playgrounds of Englewood to NBA superstardom - his mother, Brenda, in the center, and his brothers Allen, Reggie and Duane as support. Just as sharp, crafted and lethal as D-Rose's game, these shoes are what separates an MVP from the others.

Synthetic leather upper provides optimal light weight and durability. SPRINTFRAME construction provides stability and speed through geometrical research to create a lightweight and supportive basketball chassis. Breathable sandwich mesh tongue incorporates a 3M reflective Black Rose logo while the back details the Rose Family tree with a Chicago word mark.

D Rose 3

adizero Rose 2.5

Laser patterned upper features a SPRINTWEB overlay mid-panel that covers the inner mesh. SPRINTFRAME MONOCOQUE CHASSIS bonds the external heel counter with the asymmetrical TORSION® SYSTEM and allows for maximum weight savings, energy return and motion control. High grade, injection-molded EVA ensures the most lightweight midsole because of the consistent density.

SPRINTFRAME chassis has a recess in the midfoot to house a miCoach Pacer unit. Asymmetrical midsole layout aligns with internal i beams. This angled geometry literally makes it harder to twist your ankle and easier to adapt to the ground. High traction rubber outsole features a multi-level cross section that increases surface area and helps limit dust build up. Removable insole.

adizero Rose 2.5

adizero Rose 2

The adizero Rose 2 is built for my speed so you have to be fast if you want to wear this shoe,” said Rose, basketball’s youngest ever MVP. “It’s stable and light so it plays great on the court, but it’s also really clean so you can rock it and look real nice off the court. I felt like a gladiator when I laced them up to film ‘The Bull,’ and I hope everybody likes how we show my new shoes to the world.”

Synthetic leather upper offers light weight and durability. Gore ankle strap creates the ultimate lock down so you can feel secure. SPRINTWEB welded frame provides lightweight support and breathability. Internal EVA midsole adds cushion, fit and comfort. Non-marking rubber outsole. Cilia traction pattern gives ultimate grip. Removable insole.

adizero Rose 2

adizero Rose 1.5

The second version of Derrick Rose’s signature shoe, the adizero Rose 1.5 is lighter than the original and features improved support to help Derrick on the court while telling his unique story to get from Englewood (Chicago) to the first overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft.

An all-new version of basketball-specific SPRINTSKIN helps provide additional lateral support and an inset collar designed to work with Derrick’s Speedwrap ankle brace. The design is inspired by Derrick’s hometown and path from Chicago to the NBA. The shoe is particularly inspired by Chicago architecture’s Structural Expressionist movement, which featured buildings revealing their inner structures or skeletons. The adizero Rose 1.5’s three-paneled SPRINTSKIN zones represent each of Derrick’s brothers who helped support him through his journey to the NBA.

adizero Rose 1.5

adizero Rose

The adidas Rose is a high performance basketball shoe with the perfect balance of fit and light weight that gives Derrick Rose the edge to be even faster on the court. The lowest and lightest Rose shoe to date, the upper is inspired by Derrick’s speed on the court and his fine taste for fashion away from the game.

Inspired by Rose’s Speedwrap ankle brace, the heel is locked down by an internal fit collar that incorporates basketball specific GEOFIT. Inspired by the fastest things in nature, the upper features mixes of textiles and synthetics that help reduce weight and increase stability during cutting movements. The premium look and feel of the materials represents Derrick’s unique style off the court. Heat is released through the basketball specific SPRINTSKIN on the medial side of the shoe.

adizero Rose