Earlier this week, Sneaker Report spoke with Jack Gray, the adidas Footwear Category Manager, about the story and details behind the D Rose 3.5

With a SPRINTWEB upper redesigned specifically for Derrick's play style, the 3.5 has been built around the Chicago standout's return to basketball. The D Rose 3.5 also features an "ankle pocket", which is a new detail that allows for further comfort and support where ballers need it most. The brace-like addition cradles the ankle and leaves room for a brace to be added.

This special edition "Year of the Snake" colorway ties into the Chinese New Year. A scale pattern and ocean-like turquoise upper are the major call-outs to the holiday, as water is the key element of the 2013 New Year.

You'll be able to pick up this Year of the Snake version on January 24 for $160 at adidas Basketball.

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