Among all the signature shoes released by Adidas, the adiZero Rose is indubitably one of the most sought and successful sneakers. Since its release, it has spawned various models, which include the adiZero Rose 1.0, 1.5, and Crazy Light.
The reason behind the shoes’ popularity is its claim of being the lightest basketball shoes ever created. Both the adiZero Rose 1.5 and its predecessor adiZero Rose 1.0 weigh 12.8 oz, whilst the new adiZero Crazy Light weighs 9.8 oz.
With regard to its aesthetics and styling, the first Derrick Rose signature shoes feature a sleek and smooth style, which makes it wearable on court and even off court. From the shoe’s side profile, one can classify it as a low top supported by an ankle collar. The performance shoes feature the NBA superstar’s signature marks on the tongue lace holder, which bears the number one, Rose’s jersey number, and Rose’s signature on the shoe’s side nameplate.
At a fleeting look, the shoes seem too much to comprehend. Moreover, a three pattern PureMotion pods can be observed on the shoe’s soles, whilst the popular three-stripe Adidas signature can be found on the shoe heel sole up to the upper heel counter.
In terms of Adidas adiZero Rose 1.0’s performance, its light weight is the shoe’s asset in playability and speed, particularly in running. The sneaker’s design, hold, and weight make it one of the excellent choices when one aims for quick movements and solid performances on court. With various technologies present in the adiZero Rose, it is easy to shift from one direction to another, for the shoes easily respond to the feet’s movements.
Even though the shoes weigh 12.8 oz, it still holds outstanding stability. Adidas designed the Derrick Rose signature shoes to hold up its wearer’s weight and movement. It also has a start-and-stop ability that prevents sliding when its wearer promptly changes his direction from one way to another. Lastly, the Geofit ankle collar support system is helpful in providing breathability and comfort, as well as protecting the ankles during play.
Just like its predecessor, the adiZero Rose 1.5 is a revolutionary addition to the world of performance shoes. However, unlike most performance shoes, one thing is evident in the second installment of the Derrick Rose signature shoes – it is the fastest playing basketball shoes present. It is also useful in providing its wearer a featherweight feeling, thanks to its sock-like weight and excellent features.
When it comes to performance, the sneakers prove to be effective in assisting quick movements with no difficulty at all. When one shifts from running to jumping, the sneaker’s flexibility is evident. The PureMotion technology in the outsole aids the transition from jumping to landing to a full sprint.
With the strongest build and efficient design, the Sprint Frame technology supports the strength of the adiZero Rose 1.5, and gives it a stiff foundation. Furthermore, a patent leather strip hardens the heel of the shoes, giving its wearer the capability to run and jump higher without being interfered.
Furthermore, the Adidas adiZero Rose’s traction generally relies on PureMotion technology. The shoe’s grip is tight fitting but not totally restricting; for this reason, the foot stays in its position and manages to make natural movements and transitions. Even if the upper part of the shoe features a suede outline, it still does not overheat. This is because of SprintSkin technology, which permits air to pass through the punctures in the shoes.
It is certain that Adidas has managed to create two excellent performance shoes, which feature a light weight formula and various technologies that greatly improve the shoe’s breathability, comfort, traction, and speed.