The NBA season isn’t starting any time soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about what our favorite players would be wearing if they were playing. It’s called being optimistic. With that in mind, have a looksy at these bad riders: the adidas adiZero Rose 2.0 “Windy City.” They’re fantastic.

As you’ve probably guessed, these are Derrick Rose’s newest signature shoe, his third with the three stripes. They’re Bulls colors, obviously, but they also have a little sky blue thrown in, which I’m guessing is a nod to the Chicago flag. I’ve always been a fan of red and light blue together — word to the old St. Louis Cardinals jerseys — so I’m a big fan.

The best part, however, is the Chicago-themed details throughout the shoe. The heels shout out The L (or El, whatever), while the insoles have the city transit map. “All flights canceled” runs down the tongue, probably because O’Hare Airport is one of the world’s worst airports in terms of canceled and delayed flights and “Some flights delayed or canceled” isn’t particularly snappy. They’re little touches, but they’ll mean a lot to people who are familiar with the city.

Plus, if these are anything like last year’s adiZero Rose 1.0 sneakers, they’ll be great shoes. Rose’s previous signature model was light, responsive and surprisingly supportive. This new version shares a lot of the same technology, albeit updated, so I’d be willing to guess that these will be a nice pair of shoes to hoop in as well.

Unfortunately, these might be a China-only colorway, which would be a huge bummer. Really, really hope these see a stateside release because I wouldn’t mind throwing some Chicago on my feet.

Detailed photos after the jump.

(via Nice Kicks)

Comments (14)

  1. Those are sick… how much do they go for, and does it come in purple?

  2. No release details yet. No idea on other colors.

  3. damn that’s dope. i might as well throw my adizero 1.0′s in the garbage now.

  4. Holy crap… this colorway is SO nice

  5. OMG! want this pair of shoes right now.

  6. Could it be that the “all flights cancelled” is a not so subtle jab at a former Chicago Bulls player whose moniker (and subsequent brand of shoes) was a metaphor for an airline?

    C’mon Kerbs, thought you were a shoe-head!

    Anyway, I like ‘em too.

  7. First off he wasn’t taking a shot at MJ with the all flights canceled quote, it’s for chicago’s o’hare international airport and all the flights they cancel, do some research before u post a comment “Jimmy”

  8. on you tube a video called pakho vs derrick rose has these shoes in the background

  9. Now that we know theyre releasing on the 15th of December are they gonna be sold in stores in Canada?

  10. the style are very nice

  11. These are out in the Chi right now. I bought my girl a pair.

  12. i am obsessedd with derrick rose. Lol , i want these shoes to wear in my games but in pink and blue! where can i customize i need them now!(:

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