Lifestyle spin offs of signature shoes is a big trend recently, as brands like Nike and adidas roll out off court options of footwear for their high profile athletes. Today, we get a look at the latest to join this trend, as adidas just unveiled the D Rose Lakeshore lifestyle shoe.
The D Rose Lakeshore pays homage to the picturesque expressway from Rose's hometown of Chicago, and takes design cues from classic adidas footwear to make a high quality shoe you can wear in everyday life. The Three Stripes gave the shoe some personal D Rose touches as the midsole is inscribed with unique and memorable details from the former MVP's past. These details include his three brothers’ initials, a quote, two notable phrases of Derrick’s and “1.7%” to represent the odds that the Chicago Bulls had to land the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.
The details come through a combination of premium leather and canvas materials for the upper, a perforated Three Stripes branding, the D Rose logo on the heel, and a map of Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks important to Rose on the outsole.