Derrick Rose learned the ins and outs of basketball from his three older brothers on the courts of South Chicago and now is a star for his hometown professional basketball team. First pick in the 2008 draft, he was the youngest player to win the Most Valuable Player Award in 2011. He has established himself as an elite player who's extremely strong and fast, which contributes to his career average of 21 points per game.
His adidas signature shoes include the adiZero Rose, adiZero Rose 1.5, adiZero Rose 2.0, and adiZero Rose 2.5. All are sleek kicks tailored to Derrick's quickness.
The logo on Derrick Rose shoes features three rose petals that revolve around the letter "D" and a number ŕ" in the center. The petal's sharp edges represent his speed and agility on the court, and each one is unique, paying 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 pro basketball superstardom.
As a freshman, Derrick Rose lead the Memphis Tigers to a 33-1 record and all the NCAA Tournament's Championship game where his team unfortunately lost in overtime. One year of college was enough for Rose as he declared for the NBA Draft in April of 2008 at just the age of 19 years old.
A Chicago native, Derrick Rose was a no brainer as the number 1 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft to bring his talents, abilities, and potential back home to the Chicago Bulls in desperate need of a PG. In addition to joining the Bulls, Derrick Rose also joined with team Adidas. Adidas and Derrick Rose were brought together for a deal by none other than BJ Armstrong who just so happened to be a former PG for the Chicago Bulls during the 90s in the midst of the Michael Jordan legacy.
Right out of the gate as a rookie there were no Derrick Rose shoes as a signature, but Rose did wear the Adidas TS Creator that was dressed in Chicago Bulls colors. Making those adidas shoes even more special, Derrick Rose won the NBA Rookie of the Year honors. The following season, Derrick Rose split his season wearing the Adidas TS Cut Creator and the Adidas TS Supernatural Creator as he earned a spot on the NBA All-Star roster.
The third season was the charm for fans wanting to see Adidas bring out Derrick Rose shoes. The young man frontman had more than proven himself worthy of a signature line of shoes and started the 2010-2011 season wearing the Adidas Adizero Rose. Just like with his second season, Adidas quickly cut a second version of Derrick Rose shoes for the back half of the season with the Adidas Adizero Rose 1.5 that will release in both a mid and low cut.