The one-time NBA MVP first saw the shoe before he got traded to the New York Knicks and thought that it was a sign. In a report by SlamOnline, Rose said, ?[Adidas] sent me, like, a sample shoe that had an orange in it before I got traded and I was like, man, why do these have orange in it? I don?t get it.?
He went on, ?Then all of a sudden I got traded to the Knicks and I was like, Oh shit! Was that a sign? I felt like it was a sign.?
The sneaker that was delivered to the NBA star was in fact the ?Solar Red? D Rose 7. This will be the first time Rose will be playing for another team other than the Chicago Bulls. He now teams up with Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah, who was also a former Bull.
Now suiting up for the Knicks, we will definitely see Rose sport the new D Rose 7 in different colorways. The ?Solar Red? features a red/orange Primeknit upper with side panels featuring leather overlays. Completing the look of the sneaker is a full-length Boost midsole and a translucent icy blue outsole. The mesh featured in the forefoot will provide utmost comfort while the molded collar will keep you secure.
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, smoke rising from the ashes, was the inspiration for the sneakers? colorway. ?With the D Rose 7, we?re ensuring that Derrick?s hometown is never far from him on and off the court,? Brian Foresta, VP of global design for Adidas basketball said, in a report by FootwearNews.
?His perseverance and passion to rise above every challenge is what makes him special, so we focused on bringing that to life,? he added.
While Rose said that the shoe is the perfect tribute to his city. ?Chicago?s always been my home, and this shoe represents the city that made me the man I am today.? He continued, ?From how I play the game, how I live my life and how it?s prepared me for my next step in New York. It?s the perfect tribute to the city and fans that helped raise and support me. It?s built for my game and gives me an added incentive knowing that I?m carrying my city with me on every play.?
Price and where to buy:
The Adidas D Rose 7 Boost ?Solar Red? sneaker is available today, August 11 at select retailers and on adidas.com/ Grab a pair today for $160.