Dubbed “Michigan Avenue,” the colorway pays tribute to the famous street in Derrick’s hometown of Chicago. The shoe features tones of deep blue to represent the bodies of water throughout the city with contrasting bright infrared to represent the bright lights and livelihood of the famous street in downtown Chicago.
“I’ve been all over the world but Chicago will always be my home,” said Rose. “Everybody in this city is so proud to be from here, man. That’s why I love this color of my shoe that me and my fans can wear to represent the city.”
The adidas D Rose 4 represents the transition of Derrick from his focused, humble and understated off-court personality to his fierce, attacking and aggressive on-court playing style. The deep blue synthetic leather front half of the shoe features a gloss pattern to show depth and illustrate the layers of Derrick and his family. The back half of the shoe features a GEOFIT collar and SPRINTFRAME with the back half of the midsole contrasted in infrared.
The shoe features the distinctive D Rose logo on the tongue and collar, made of three petals that revolve around the letter “D” and number “1” in the center, the D Rose logo represents his three brothers and mother. The adidas D Rose 4 “Michigan Avenue” drops November 23 for $140, and is available at adidas Basketball.