When people hear the name Derrick Rose, his injury that put him out of commission last season comes to mind. To say the least, D-rose has been forced to take back seat in the Bball world last year because of his injury. So many of the D-rose sneakers we saw released last year were very subtle and for lack of a better word extremely boring and uninspired. This is the first D-rose we have seen to date with an inspiration that people can vibe with in and out of the sneaker community.
The shoes are dressed in a purple anodized upper with a speckle mid-sole black and white extra laces and a translucent out-sole to finish them off. Clearly, these shoes have taken inspiration from the Tim Burton classic "The nightmare before Christmas". The purple upper is a nod to the same purple backdrop seen in most scenes of the movie. The speckled mid-sole and extra laces are referencing Jack Skellington's classic black and white striped suit. The tongue reads 12-24-12 which is the day before Christmas this year, furthering connections to the movie. One final detail is that the Adidas stripes on the back will all glow in the dark, one of the best features about the shoe.
Its refreshing to see Adidas come up with some truly inspired Christmas sneakers, not the same old black red and green bogus. These special D-rose 3's will be available at select retailers on (you guessed it) Monday, December 24th 2012. The retail is set at 180$. Will you be picking up these Tim Burton inspired kicks? Sound off below.
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