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Product Review: Adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 “Brenda” Colorway

Adidas is done playing games and has laid down the gauntlet with the recently launched the adizero Rose 2.5 basketball shoe. Dubbed “Brenda,” the bold red colorway of the shoe represents family for Derrick and is his mother Brenda’s favorite color. The texture of the shoe’s nubuck upper is embossed with detailed rose material and features a full-grain nubuck leather toe for a strong off-court look. The shoe’s February on-court debut was a direct nod to the “Big Apple.” Rose is obviously proud of his new offering and explains some of the finer points of the new adizero Rose 2.5 in this video clip.

Rose’s fourth signature adidas basketball shoes tip the scales at just 11 ounces, making it the lightest signature sneaker he has ever worn on the court. The reduction in weight gives Derrick next-level speed and support for the second half of the season and the Bulls’ playoff run. Design features of the adiZero Rose 2.5 are highlighted by a top down satellite view of Derrick’s Englewood, Chicago neighborhood embossed in the toebox and throughout the upper. The map view is a continuation of the “Cleared for Flight” theme introduced with the adiZero Rose 2 and represents a view from high above. Additional details include the name “ROSE” on the tongue and 3-Stripes branding on the heel of the shoe to emphasize Derrick’s on-court speed. Featured on the sockliner is an infrared color and Derrick’s signature, saluting his personal motivation and inspired performance. His jersey number “1″ appears on the toebox!

Bottom line is the new adizero Rose 2.5 show looks amazing and will get you noticed both on and off the basketball court. The incredible light weight should help even the most challenged in “lifting” their game a few notches. The adizero Rose 2.5 “Brenda” is available at Foot Locker, Eastbay and for MSRP $110. The shoe will roll out in three additional colorways through April so stay tuned to the adidas Basketball Facebook page for exclusive images and content.


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