Nike recently released new Nike SB Dunks in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, but other companies are releasing their own kicks to honor the Irish as well. Adidas announced the “St. Paddy’s” version of Derrick Rose’s signature sneaker, the adiZero Rose 2.5, this week … which the NBA star will debut this Saturday (March 17) on St. Patrick’s Day.
The new colorway comes in Kelly green and will match the Chicago Bulls’ special green uniforms when they play during the holiday, one of the most celebrated holidays in the Chicago area.
In 2006, the Chicago Bulls were one of three teams to take part in the NBA’s first-ever St. Patrick’s Day uniform celebration … and they’re doing it again. Rose will take it further with his own green kicks.
The shoe features a luckskin nubuck upper that also ties back to the colors of Derrick’s childhood school, Beasley Academy.
The adiZero Rose 2.5 “St. Paddy’s” drops Thursday (March 15) at Foot Locker, Eastbay and Adidas.com; and retails for $110.
Another new colorway is scheduled to roll out in April, so stay tuned to the adidas Basketball Facebook page for exclusive images and content.