Who doesn’t love a fly pair of sneakers? The best ones never really go out of style, and that includes the adidas adiZero Rose 2 “Windy City” ($110), which represent the perfect mix of classic and contemporary style. The latest edition of Derrick Rose’s signature hoops shoe hearkens back to the Air Jordans you rocked without shame in the days of Bell Biv Devoe. And yet somehow, these sneaks also possess a modern flair and accompanying technical advances. Wear ’em on the court, the streets or even to your job if you work somewhere super cool where fresh kicks are appreciated.
For the Chicagophile, the sneakers come with a sockliner featuring a map of the Chicago “L” train, so planning a route home is as simple as slipping them off. Meanwhile, the upper has an anodized, brushed metal appearance, making it look like a bit like a train itself, and at a mere 12.6 ounces, these shoes won’t hold you back the next time you dribble drive your way to the hoop and take flight. Or at least daydream about it.
In other words, these sneakers may be red and black, but your friends will be green with envy. Pick them up now at select Chicago area Foot Lockers or hang on till they drop nationally this Thursday (December 15th) at shopadidas.com and other sites.