By Val Macanas
I can't put into words the mixed feelings that I felt when I first saw the full length Boost foam on the D-Rose 5 basketball shoes.
To tell you the truth, I was already happy with how the Crazy Light 4 Boost performed on the basketball court as it combined the lightweight feature of the Crazy Light line with the very comfortable Boost cushioning technology that provides optimum energy return and responsiveness. For a guard who loves playing competitive basketball games, its on-court grip and cushioning was great. It made me knock down stop and pop perimeter shots easier and more natural.
By looking at the D Rose 5 info-graphic, you can tell how much work adidas and Derrick Rose put in in designing the ultimate basketball shoe. It goes without saying that you can count on this new kicks to be a great performer on the basketball court (both indoor and outdoor courts).
According to adidas, "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 the most 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."
Derrick Rose even said that the D Rose 5 is his favorite signature shoe and the cleanest one at that. You can read his comments below:
"I always say every shoe is my best shoe. But the [D Rose 5 Boost] is my favorite signature shoe. With all the shoes that adidas has created for me, this is the cleanest one. I think it’s very simple but everything shoots out at you. It’s a black shoe with red laces and if you’re a shoe-head you love this combination. I also have a red colorway that has black and gray features and blue laces. It’s another one that the sneaker-heads are going to love. It’s the first time that they put my logo bigger and on the back of the shoe which is something I really wanted to do. And it is the first time that adidas doesn’t have the three stripes on the shoe, so we’re making a little bit of history."
Upper part of the shoe:
Lower part of the shoe:
My expectations were all fulfilled when I tested the shoe on the court. From the shoes' ventilation up to its traction on the court, everything was impressive. I gave it a 10/10 grade.
Check out my D Rose 5 Performance Test Video for more info.
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