Adidas D Rose 8 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$139.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
9/2017
Outdoor Rating:
67%
# of Reviews:
6
Traction
 
8.8
Cushion
 
9.7
Material
 
8.1
Support
 
9.1
Fit
 
8.8
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Amazing Traction
  • Great Cushioning

CONS:

  • Slightly bulky
  • Budget Materials

Summary of 6 Expert Reviews:

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.
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas D Rose 8:

9.2
The Sole Brothers
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.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
By combining great traction, awesome cushioning, and serious fit, the Rose 8 is built for every player.
8.9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
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.
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8.9
RicheeKim
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!
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8.6
PureKicks
No distractions! This is a traditional basketball shoe and a great overall performer. This shoe worked very well for my style of game!
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8.6
Schwollo
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.

Traction of the Adidas D Rose 8:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
The new "zipper" traction is really nice. The stopping power is amazing.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
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.
7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The rubber compound excelled while the pattern left a little to be desired.
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9.5
RicheeKim
Traction was really, really good. Very squeaky and very hard bite. I haven't slipped yet, and I have played on dusty courts.
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7.0
PureKicks
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.
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9.0
Schwollo
Overall the traction is still very good.

Cushion of the Adidas D Rose 8:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
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!
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Full-length Boost is thick and plush with serious impact protection.
10.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
If you want a little bit of everything out of your cushion then this might be the setup you’ve been waiting for.
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9.0
RicheeKim
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.
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10.0
PureKicks
Full-length Boost gives you everything you need from a midsole.
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9.0
Schwollo
Very comfortable out of the box.

Materials of the Adidas D Rose 8:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
A very basic foam-backed mesh upper. It's a little stiff in the beginning but needs a little break in time.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Mesh and fuse would feel right at home in 2012 but they feel great!
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
It worked really well on-court, it just isn’t what I like.
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8.5
RicheeKim
Mesh upper with TPU overlay get the job done but they are not exactly premium.
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8.0
PureKicks
Pretty basic - but get the job done!
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8.0
Schwollo
Zero issues with the materials although I’m sure many would prefer Primeknit.

Support of the Adidas D Rose 8:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
The materials don't stretch, ankle support is really good and lockdown is solid.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
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.
9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The heel counter keeps your ankle safe and secure, the wider forefoot offers great stability and the fuse upper contains your feet very well.
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9.0
RicheeKim
I had no side-to-side movement or heel slippage. Support features are almost too much for me.
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9.0
PureKicks
The support comes from the heel counter, outrigger, and the ankle collar. Ticks all the boxes!
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9.0
Schwollo
The D Rose 8 strikes a nice balance between support and flexibility.

Fit of the Adidas D Rose 8:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
For me the fit was amazing.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Let that mesh soften up with some run-time heat and then pull the laces tight and BAM! No sliding.
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Once laced up I felt secure.
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8.5
RicheeKim
Overall a great fitting shoe even for me as a wide-footer.
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9.0
PureKicks
Nice 1:1 fit.
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8.0
Schwollo
I think the generic simple design of the lacing set up will really make a broader set of players feet happy.

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

good
The Sole Brothers
Thick and solid rubber should work well outdoors and the upper material is very durable too.
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good
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The real improvement is the thickness and hardness of the rubber. The Rose 8 could definitely be played in outdoors.
no
PureKicks
Don't use the translucent rubber models outdoors.
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Width of the Adidas D Rose 8:

slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Width is a tad bit narrow.
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slightly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The forefoot feels a little roomy at the start.
slightly wide
RicheeKim
A little bit of extra room in the toe area.
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slightly narrow
PureKicks
This shoe fits a little narrow in the beginning.
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slightly wide
Schwollo
Comfortably width wide even for my wide feet.

Size of the Adidas D Rose 8:

½ size large
The Sole Brothers
Go down half a size.
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true to size
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Staying true to size was the play.
true to size
RicheeKim
I think they run true to size.
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true to size
PureKicks
I went true to size and that worked well.
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½ size large
Schwollo
Half size down is best for everyone
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