Not long from debuting the D Rose 4, adidas has already taken the reins on showing more colors of Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose’s new shoe. Being nicknamed as the “Chicago Southside” colorway, this recent edition of the signature shoe actually pays homage to the player’s former high school, Simeon Career Academy (formerly Simeon High) — a place where Rose became a Chicagoland prep legend.
Said Rose about the D Rose 4′s tribute to his roots:
“I never forget where I came from and the path I took to get here. The first time I played for my city on a big stage I wore these colors, and that’s why I love these. It’s a color I can wear to show pride and let my fans know more about where I’m from.”
The Chicago Southside version of the D Rose 4 makes use of exaggerated hues of blue and yellow to further demonstrate the design of the shoe, a sneaker that cuts virtually through the middle with high contrast. The D Rose 4 continues its new tradition of stamping the shoe with the D Rose logo, which resembles a rose made of petals, his jersey number, and first initial to expound on his family and himself as a sum of his parts.
The adidas D Rose 4 will release on October 10.