Search Shoe
SHOESQUIZPOPULARINFO

Adidas D Rose 8

Released 9/2017, High Top, Derrick Rose, 
Add to Favourites
8.9
EXPERT RATING
6 reviews
9.0
USER RATING
3 ratings
Very supportive high top with amazing traction and support

Best Suitable For:

Perfect if you are looking for traditional high-top basketball shoes

Price Comparison:

Available at 0 shops | Official Retail Price: $139.99
No shops found

Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings
User Ratings
Traction
8.8
Cushion
9.7
Materials
8.1
Support
9.1
Fit
8.8
Outdoor
67%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide
27 likes
Black / Red
Black / Red
No stores found
23 likes
White / Blue
White / Blue
No stores found
29 likes
Black / Gold / White
Black / Gold / White
No stores found
17 likes
Grey / Blue Solid / White
Grey / Blue Solid / White
No stores found

Adidas D Rose 8 Review

Pros:
Amazing Traction
Great Cushioning
Cons:
Slightly bulky
Budget Materials

Performance of the Adidas D Rose 8:

The D Rose 8 is an amazing overall performer. It absolutely nails the two most important features of any basketball shoe: traction and support. The new "zipper" traction pattern provides beastly traction, even on dusty courts. Full-length Boost cushioning is perfectly balanced and provides a lot of impact protection while still being very responsive. The materials are rather basic and may look a little cheap, but they absolutely get the job done. If you are looking for a supportive high top with amazing traction and support then this is the shoe for you.
See all 6 reviews

Expert Reviews of the Adidas D Rose 8:

Expert Rating: 8.9 (ranks #25 of 205)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
6
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.2
January 1, 2017
The performance of the D Rose 8 is stellar. Feels like a lighter, streamlined and more minimal D Rose 7. I love these shoes and put them on the top of my list of Adidas performance sneakers.
 More details
9.0
By combining great traction, awesome cushioning, and serious fit, the Rose 8 is built for every player.
 More details
The Adidas D Rose 8 is a very solid shoe. Traction is my main gripe with the Rose 8, but everything from the midsole up worked really well.
 More details
8.9
January 1, 2017
For $140 this is a really good shoe. It brings everything you want: impact protection, responsiveness, ventilation, support and really good traction. If you like supportive high-tops, then this is the perfect shoe for you!
 More details
8.6
December 27, 2017
No distractions! This is a traditional basketball shoe and a great overall performer. This shoe worked very well for my style of game!
 More details
8.6
January 1, 2017
Since the D Rose 5, we’ve gotten great cushioning, traction, support and stability, and a reliable fit year over year and the D Rose 8 is no different. Materials aren’t always the best but that’s always been a non-issue for me.
 More details

User Reviews of the Adidas D Rose 8:

User Rating: 9.0 (ranks #47 of 205)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
December 14, 2021
Good shoe overall. Rather short so I had to take it a size and a half above. Outdoor it is quite durable but the traction and the cushion are average.
 More details
10.0
April 3, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
 More details
9.1
March 1, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
 More details

Traction of the Adidas D Rose 8:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.8 (ranks #80 of 205)
User Traction Rating: 9.0 (ranks #86 of 205)
10 - Amazing
5
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
3
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
10.0
January 1, 2017
The new "zipper" traction is really nice. The stopping power is amazing.
 More details
10.0
The Rose 8 still stops on a dime and holds the floor like a grudge (word, Rakim). Dust was barely an issue because the pattern is wide and pushes any debris out and off the sole to keep you ripping.
 More details
The rubber compound excelled while the pattern left a little to be desired.
 More details
9.5
January 1, 2017
Traction was really, really good. Very squeaky and very hard bite. I haven't slipped yet, and I have played on dusty courts.
 More details
7.0
December 27, 2017
The traction is probably the worst part of this shoe. It's fine when it's clean but puts you on skates on dusty courts.
 More details
9.0
January 1, 2017
Overall the traction is still very good.
 More details

Cushion of the Adidas D Rose 8:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.7 (ranks #9 of 205)
User Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #70 of 205)
10 - Amazing
6
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
10.0
January 1, 2017
The full-length Boost setup provides an amazing balance between responsiveness, impact protection, court feel and heel-to-toe transition. You can't go wrong with this cushioning!
 More details
10.0
Full-length Boost is thick and plush with serious impact protection.
 More details
10.0
If you want a little bit of everything out of your cushion then this might be the setup you’ve been waiting for.
 More details
9.0
January 1, 2017
The Boost setup is very bouncy in the heel and a little less pronounced in the front. If feels amazing while still providing responsiveness and court feel.
 More details
10.0
December 27, 2017
Full-length Boost gives you everything you need from a midsole.
 More details
9.0
January 1, 2017
Very comfortable out of the box.
 More details

Materials of the Adidas D Rose 8:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.1 (ranks #122 of 205)
User Materials Rating: 9.0 (ranks #49 of 205)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
January 1, 2017
A very basic foam-backed mesh upper. It's a little stiff in the beginning but needs a little break in time.
 More details
7.0
Mesh and fuse would feel right at home in 2012 but they feel great!
 More details
It worked really well on-court, it just isn’t what I like.
 More details
8.5
January 1, 2017
Mesh upper with TPU overlay get the job done but they are not exactly premium.
 More details
8.0
December 27, 2017
Pretty basic - but get the job done!
 More details
8.0
January 1, 2017
Zero issues with the materials although I’m sure many would prefer Primeknit.
 More details

Support of the Adidas D Rose 8:

Expert Support Rating: 9.1 (ranks #12 of 205)
User Support Rating: 9.3 (ranks #23 of 205)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
7
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
January 1, 2017
The materials don't stretch, ankle support is really good and lockdown is solid.
 More details
9.0
The upper is supportive with no stretch, so containment on hard cuts is strapped and locked. The ankle is locked in with the high cut and padding.
 More details
The heel counter keeps your ankle safe and secure, the wider forefoot offers great stability and the fuse upper contains your feet very well.
 More details
9.0
January 1, 2017
I had no side-to-side movement or heel slippage. Support features are almost too much for me.
 More details
9.0
December 27, 2017
The support comes from the heel counter, outrigger, and the ankle collar. Ticks all the boxes!
 More details
9.0
January 1, 2017
The D Rose 8 strikes a nice balance between support and flexibility.
 More details

Fit of the Adidas D Rose 8:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.8 (ranks #52 of 205)
User Fit Rating: 9.0 (ranks #57 of 205)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
6
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
January 1, 2017
For me the fit was amazing.
 More details
9.0
Let that mesh soften up with some run-time heat and then pull the laces tight and BAM! No sliding.
 More details
Once laced up I felt secure.
 More details
8.5
January 1, 2017
Overall a great fitting shoe even for me as a wide-footer.
 More details
9.0
December 27, 2017
Nice 1:1 fit.
 More details
8.0
January 1, 2017
I think the generic simple design of the lacing set up will really make a broader set of players feet happy.
 More details

Durability of the Adidas D Rose 8:

User Durability Rating: 9.3 (ranks #29 of 205)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Adidas D Rose 8:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 66.7 (ranks #66 of 205)
User Outdoor Rating: 25.0 (ranks #140 of 205)
Good (100%)
2
Fair (50%)
1
Bad (0%)
2
good
January 1, 2017
Thick and solid rubber should work well outdoors and the upper material is very durable too.
 More details
good
The real improvement is the thickness and hardness of the rubber. The Rose 8 could definitely be played in outdoors.
 More details
no
December 27, 2017
Don't use the translucent rubber models outdoors.
 More details

Width of the Adidas D Rose 8:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
3
regular
1
slightly wide
4
very wide
0
slightly narrow
January 1, 2017
Width is a tad bit narrow.
 More details
slightly wide
The forefoot feels a little roomy at the start.
 More details
slightly wide
January 1, 2017
A little bit of extra room in the toe area.
 More details
slightly narrow
December 27, 2017
This shoe fits a little narrow in the beginning.
 More details
slightly wide
January 1, 2017
Comfortably width wide even for my wide feet.
 More details

Size of the Adidas D Rose 8:

very small
0
slightly small
0
true to size
4
slightly long
3
very long
1
½ size large
January 1, 2017
Go down half a size.
 More details
true to size
Staying true to size was the play.
 More details
true to size
January 1, 2017
I think they run true to size.
 More details
true to size
December 27, 2017
I went true to size and that worked well.
 More details
½ size large
January 1, 2017
Half size down is best for everyone
 More details

Share this article:

Sharing is caring: