**simply wrote a comparability of the Rose 6,Curry Two, Lebron XIII in case you’re deciding on these three

King of the Courtroom
Simply name me Tinker(er) . A ten second, eight greenback repair made this shoe go from good to distinctive and into my prime three . 

The Rose 5 was certainly one of my favourite footwear from final season because it made it into my prime 5 rotation. It wasn’t excellent as there was some deadspace on prime within the toe field which was remedied by a thicker insole (I don’t thoughts somewhat deadspace above the foot). Additionally the Enhance within the forefoot didn’t really feel pretty much as good because the Enhance within the heel which made sense since there was much less precise Enhance within the forefoot (can’t be too plush up entrance in any other case you lose court docket really feel). However total the shoe carried out fantastically for me as a result of it did all the pieces very effectively. 
With the Rose 6 Enhance, will Adidas take an already superior performer and make it even higher? 

Execs: Ridiculous cushioning, assist and stability, traction 

Cons: Enhance is NOT full size, strap lacing system is gimmicky, wants break in

Sizing recommendation: true to dimension, slender footers go half dimension down. Ideally, finest to strive on although 

Finest for: any place, gamers who worth cushioning in the beginning 


17 ounces 

This was a shock to me. I assumed the 6 can be lighter because it seems prefer it has much less construction and thinner supplies.  For reference

Curry Two: 14 oz

Lebron XIII: 16 oz

I seen loads of concern relating to the traction sample of the Rose 6 in boards and I counsel folks to cease judging traction patterns by their seems based mostly on Web footage. The sample is shallow and has a translucent outsole (sarcastic gasp). However guess what, it really works nice. I’ve it on par with the Rose 5 for essentially the most half besides very dusty flooring. These will put on down quick outdoors because of the skinny grooves and comfortable rubber.

Clear courts: wonderful

Barely dusty: wonderful 

Semi dusty: excellent wants wipes to stay although

Very dusty: adequate hold wiping although 

When the only real is clear these squeak fairly loudly however they mute up shortly when grime is current. No squeak doesn’t imply it isn’t working although. Surprisingly they don’t decide up a great deal of grime. I’ve a excessive commonplace for traction efficiency and just like the Rose 5, these meet it. And no, it isn’t pretty much as good because the Curry Two traction.


So…a lot..Enhance

Much like what Adidas improved with the Power 2m to the Extremely Enhance, Adidas added extra Enhance throughout your complete footbed making an enormous distinction in how the shoe feels. 
I cherished the Enhance within the Rose 5 although the forefoot wanted somewhat extra however the Rose 6 makes the 5 arrange really feel nearly flat. It’s persistently superior from heel to toe and has that bounce and responsiveness I really like.

I used to be frightened once I noticed pics of the Rose 6 as a result of I couldn’t inform if it was full size Enhance. I’m completely happy to say it’s FEELS like full size however sad it IS NOT at the identical time. I do perceive why although . (I apologize to those who requested me earlier if it was, I simply did this immediately and actually thought it was full size as a result of it felt so good)

 I minimize a gap within the Secure Body. I figured if Nike might stick a sensor of their footwear so it couldn’t harm to make a small minimize.

I found that is simply Secure Body foam (EVA). I minimize all the best way down in case you’re questioning. 

I’ll say that I didn’t see any literature on Adidas.com that acknowledged it was full size however all of us simply assumed it was.


No less than Eastbay considerably acquired it proper .. And mistaken on the identical time 

    With out Secure Body being within the center, I discover it laborious to imagine Adidas might use this a lot Enhance with out it getting unstable. Secure Body is the next density foam (EVA) to manage movement. No matter this, it feels nice. I’m hoping they make Enhance really feel like this to any extent further.

Seems to be like 1/Three extra Enhance to me


  Above:You may see there’s a ton of Enhance within the heel and forefoot. Not tiny half greenback sized items like Adidas did with the Rose four or Nike did with Zoom/Lunarlon. 

A bit court docket really feel is given up versus the Rose 5 nevertheless it isn’t very a lot and it’s completely price it as a result of it feels so good. Bouncy, responsive, not overly squishy however good.

Should you haven’t tried Enhance or have an aversion to Adidas, exit and check out it on the retailer and also you’ll see what actually distinctive cushioning seems like. And sure it’s higher than Charged, Micro G and Lunarlon. Hell, toss in unlocked Zoom.


I purchased each my regular dimension 11 and 10.5 as a result of I needed to make comparable choices with the earlier three fashions; I’ve been in a position to match true to dimension and half dimension down so it all the time got here right down to desire. I can go along with much less house within the toe however a tighter match or go along with somewhat more room within the toe and a barely much less tight match. Every time I’ve gone with the dimensions 11 as a result of I get turf toe/ bruised toe nails and going smaller actually punishes my toe nails. 

I as soon as once more began with dimension 11 and match these effective though they do appear to have a teeny minute bit of additional size.

Right here is how a lot house  I’ve with an 11 which is just about the identical as what I’ve with the 5 and the swapped insole.


After going forwards and backwards with the 11 and 10.5 I made a decision to stay with my regular 11 and I had no points with facet to facet motion or entrance to again. 

They do look quite a bit bigger than regular however match equally because the earlier Rose 5. My recommendation is go along with what you owned previously and for me it’s true to dimension. You probably have a slender foot or like a tighter throughout really feel, go half dimension down. 


The DRose line has all the time struck a pleasant steadiness of being pretty light-weight however not overly minimal. The Rose 6 nonetheless strikes that good steadiness however may be very plush within the heel collar and tongue.

There’s only a ton of padding all the best way round particularly within the tongue which I discovered problematic when lacing the Rose 6 (though it was extra the strap system’s fault)
Above: comparability of Rose 6 and 5

As acknowledged within the sizing part, I had no situation or motion facet to facet or again to entrance. There’s much less deadspace within the toe field this time round due to a thicker  insole on the forefoot (heel is identical thinness as earlier than ) .

Under: prime Rose 5, backside Rose 6 

The insole just isn’t manufactured from the PU that was on the four although nevertheless it doesn’t actually matter due to all of the Enhance. 


The improved match can also be because of a sock like inside sleeve that runs from the mid foot all the best way into the entrance of the toe field. Normally sleeves cease the place the laces start. You may really feel the padding within the toe field in case you attain in. Very Hyperrev 2015 ish which is an efficient factor. There’s nonetheless somewhat deadspace on prime however not as a lot because the 5 and none on the perimeters.

The supplies on this colorway seem like mesh however it’s truly a mesh overlay on prime of artificial 

 I personally  don’t like plain mesh as a result of it isn’t stiff sufficient or resilient sufficient to maintain my foot within the footbed so this labored out nice for me. The diamond sample provides the higher somewhat additional energy however might be there extra for aesthetic functions.

  Above: that is the one seam on the higher.

The supplies should not stiff in any respect and don’t pop or flex weirdly. It does a pleasant job of conforming to the foot from the get go. Air flow isn’t something price noting, it’s simply common.

Do the straps do something?
After all how can I evaluation the Rose 6 with out speaking in regards to the strap lacing system ? It’s the very first thing the eyes go upon glancing on the shoe. 
I’ll straight out say that it doesn’t do something and would do higher with a conventional lacing arrange. Let me break down why:

It’s laborious to inform from the pic the laces principally skipped a row of laces to assist tie within the collar across the ankle. See how the Rose 5 has three rows? That lacking row actually helps lock the ankle and heel down whereas offering extra friction to maintain the laces in place. 

**I’ve been requested if I missed the lace loops contained in the shoe and the reply isn’t any I didn’t miss them. They’re hidden from the surface however can clearly be seen on the within. (See pic beneath)

I imply it really works as any eyelets would  but when a conventional lace arrange have been in place or a minimum of one other row of laces have been in place, it could work significantly better.  The eyelets on the strap go up and down so the stress of the laces don’t maintain down the tongue and press towards the ankle. Additionally the laces don’t run all the best way throughout the ankle (see how slender they’re in pics beneath)


You wouldn’t attempt to put a toddler  right into a automobile by criss crossing the belt and attaching  it into the roof would you ?   That’s comparable to what’s occurring right here. You need them strapped all the best way round and all the best way to the again.

Moreover the puffiness of the tongue and the plastic straps additionally actually made it tough to lace up appropriately as a result of it could push again on the laces and loosen them earlier than I might cinch them down (I assume that’s why the tongue is puffy, for the reason that lace stress isn’t pretty much as good is a conventional arrange). 

Throughout precise play the laces would loosen some and my heel would slip ( then relace once more ). It acquired higher the extra I laced them and constructed up some reminiscence put on and friction however I knew it may very well be higher so I did this to see how significantly better I might get it.

Should you can’t inform from the pic I popped the straps out and laced by means of the slit twice to create an additional row of laces. The consequence was excellent lockdown as a result of the laces went throughout my ankle, not up. 

After all I couldn’t play like that so I fed the laces by means of the slits with the straps and acquired wonderful lockdown that didn’t loosen throughout play.

I would drill some holes put some eyelets in and minimize the straps off fairly actually. As a result of the shoe seems fairly clear with out them. Very  Crazylight Enhance 1 like 


Okay I lied above . I couldn’t stand it so I used this $eight leather-based belt gap punch of my spouse’s and punched two holes and now I’m very completely happy. 


Purchased an $3.99 eyelet package to make the look cleaner. 


Excellent lockdown achieved  

**I acquired some inquires in regards to the hidden lace loops. I didn’t overlook them they only didn’t work for me (see pics )


No matter how the footwear are laced, the match is nice and heel slip just isn’t an issue when you break within the straps and laces. I simply thought it may very well be even higher and I used to be proper. If you wish to strive for your self, do the lacing strategies I did above and also you’ll really feel the distinction I’m speaking about. If you wish to do what I did, simply go away a remark or hit me up on Twitter/Instagram @schwollo and I’ll stroll you thru it.

Extra in regards to the straps

Moreover, upon additional inspection  I seen the straps criss cross however they don’t tighten in any respect to supply any extra lockdown or assist as a result of the plastic portion that it runs by means of is fastened and the strap is sewn on to it.


The eyelet finish is sewn onto the plastic strap which is fastened. 

  So regardless of how laborious you pull, the tightness is proscribed by the plastic, not the criss crossing cloth straps.

Oh and the strap on the lateral facet hurts in case you put on ankle socks as a result of it digs in on cuts. It goes away and isn’t anyplace close to because the Hyperdunk 2015 ache.


Total match versus the 5 is best however the match within the heel and lacing system is best within the 5 (with out my mod).  

Help and stability

Of the the very best features of the Rose 6 is the assist and stability. 

The Rose 6 took a play out of the AJ XIV playbook with the assymetrical collar which I really like. I all the time believed this collar design was good as a result of it gave the wearer ankle flexibility on cuts however in case you turned  the ankle, the upper inside collar might sluggish or cut back the quantity of inversion 

 OG XIV solely in my assortment 🙂
The straps don’t do a lot  with reference to assist. The heel counter beneath the “backpack” is extraordinarily agency/laborious and helps hold all the pieces good and in line. I assume the decrease straps do have some performance and act as an prolonged heel counter to assist with helps and containment.


The Lux version truly has Carbon Fiber

As I discussed earlier, Enhance is on the forefoot and heel and the Secure Body sits midfoot with the X Torsion bar.

   In my view this combo is the important thing to permitting Adidas to make use of a lot Enhance with out feeling unstable. It simply retains all the pieces shifting collectively so there is no such thing as a instability.  The Rose 6 simply handed my heel take a look at. Properly carried out Adidas !


Among the finest options of the Rose 5 was the Match Body  “rails” that simply hugged the foot and stored the the foot contained completely.

The Rose 6 additionally options the Match body rails  nevertheless it isn’t as excessive or pronounced because it solely goes as much as that line.


Containment remains to be wonderful although due to the Match Body rails and the artificial underlay of the higher. No sliding in any respect out of the footbed on laborious cuts. Okay the straps helped somewhat too.



Retail is $140 however as effectively everyone knows, these might be coupon eligible quickly after which discounted after which discounted many times as a result of the general public desires to be related to an NBA champion and never what performs finest (I really like Drose, simply saying…)  At $140 the shoe remains to be effectively price it however in case you cling on a month or two or six you’ll avoid wasting critical money, in all probability  sufficient for 2 pair for $150. 

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**you should utilize Eastbay Coupon codes on all colorways now

The final inhabitants (i.e. ESPN and Bleacher Report readers) say among the dumbest issues I’ve ever seen after they discover out one other athlete has signed with Adidas or D Rose has a brand new shoe. “Kiss these knees goodbye”, “Adidas ruined his ankles”, “does it include a torn acl”, “these footwear are fugly” That type of sh*t annoys me however then once more it’s the Web. As a sneakerhead neighborhood, we all know higher proper ? A swoosh doesn’t make all the pieces golden.

In my view Adidas has carried out a improbable job with the Rose line with high quality supplies, new designs, new leathers/textures all inside one mannequin. Personally the cracked leather-based of the Rose 2 was my favourite distinctive/new materials. 

With the Rose 6, Adidas is doing it once more with a number of supplies though I’ve solely tried this one to date. I’m certain different reviewers can have a evaluation of the Black Reds. The Lux version appeared to have much less give within the higher than my pair however I can’t pull off Tan leather-based on the court docket and these supplies labored nice for me anyhow. 

Concerning efficiency itself, the D Rose 6 is undeniably the very best Adidas shoe I’ve ever worn. Sure I needed to tweak it somewhat however when it’s so near ideally suited, it’s definitely worth the effort. It’s versatile but secure and supportive , traction is nice, and Enhance is just superb. Gone are the times of Adidas’s sub commonplace historic Adiprene… oh wait sorry D Lillard, J Wall. Possibly subsequent 12 months ? You guys actually deserve higher. 

I believe as Adidas continues to actually consider basketball and the US market, we’re going to see some extra critical basketball efficiency footwear. After years and years of not realizing how a lot  endorsements and cushioning issues to shoppers, Adidas lastly awoke.   I can’t wait till the 200 million greenback man, Mr. James Harden, lastly has footwear drop as a result of I believe they are going to be superb . For now although , I’ll gladly take pleasure in these D Rose 6.