With the new hoops season upon us, it's that time of the year again when superstar athletes show upgraded versions of their last years signature series. Although, for Derrick Rose, there is no upgrade necessary. This year will mark Rose's first signature series of his young and talented career. There are many new and innovative features in this shoe, but the most important is the fact that it only weighs 12.8 oz! For those of you who don't know the significance of shoe weight's, 12.8 oz is about the same as a typical running shoe. Traditionally, basketball sneaks are heavy and still are compared to running and lifestyle sneakers. But adidas was able to make and ultra light-weight and fast basketball sneaker durable enough for Derrick Rose.
Some of the other features include an adaptable collar so Derrick, or you, can wear the adiZero's with or without ankle braces. It also features a multi-directional pattern on the bottom, better know as Cilia Traction. It traction has two different heights, just in case one wears down, the other one is there to back it up and keep great traction on the hardwood. SPIRITSKIN is something that was added to the shoe on the medial side that allowed for greater speed by creating lightweight shell on that side of the foot. Some people might think that with a lighter shoe, how can you still provide a durable and stable shoe so that the player wont twist his ankles? Easy, that's where adidas TORSION SYSTEM comes in. adidas has redesigned the TORSION SYSTEM to make it lighter and provides a safer rotation to the ankle.
All in all, it really seems that adidas has come out with a pretty solid basketball sneaker, creating a super light-weight ball sneak that will help make you faster and make you lighter on your feet all game long. It's time to lace em' up and run circles around your oppenents all season long.