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Adidas D Rose 8 Review

Adidas D Rose 8
Adidas D Rose 8
Adidas D Rose 8
Adidas D Rose 8
8.9
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$139.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
9/2017
Ranking:
Traction
8.8
Cushion
9.7
Materials
8.1
Support
9.1
Fit
8.8
Outdoor
67%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Adidas D Rose 8:

6 likes
Black / Red
Black / Red
No stores found
6 likes
White / Blue
White / Blue
No stores found
3 likes
Black / Gold / White
Black / Gold / White
No stores found
4 likes
Grey / Blue Solid / White
Grey / Blue Solid / White
No stores found

Summary of 6 Expert Reviews:

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.
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Reviews of the Adidas D Rose 8:

The 8.9 average overall rating ranks #12 of 126 shoes overall
8.9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
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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8.6
PureKicks
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!
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8.6
Schwollo
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.
8.9
RicheeKim
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!
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
By combining great traction, awesome cushioning, and serious fit, the Rose 8 is built for every player.
9.2
The Sole Brothers
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.
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Traction of the Adidas D Rose 8:

The 8.8 average traction rating ranks #49 of 126 shoes overall
7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
The rubber compound excelled while the pattern left a little to be desired.
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7.0
PureKicks
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.
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9.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Overall the traction is still very good.
9.5
RicheeKim
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.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
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.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The new "zipper" traction is really nice. The stopping power is amazing.
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Cushion of the Adidas D Rose 8:

The 9.7 average cushion rating ranks #5 of 126 shoes overall
10.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
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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10.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
Full-length Boost gives you everything you need from a midsole.
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9.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Very comfortable out of the box.
9.0
RicheeKim
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.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Full-length Boost is thick and plush with serious impact protection.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
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!
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Materials of the Adidas D Rose 8:

The 8.1 average materials rating ranks #86 of 126 shoes overall
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
It worked really well on-court, it just isn’t what I like.
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8.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
Pretty basic - but get the job done!
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8.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Zero issues with the materials although I’m sure many would prefer Primeknit.
8.5
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
Mesh upper with TPU overlay get the job done but they are not exactly premium.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Mesh and fuse would feel right at home in 2012 but they feel great!
8.0
The Sole Brothers
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.
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Support of the Adidas D Rose 8:

The 9.1 average support rating ranks #9 of 126 shoes overall
9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
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
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
The support comes from the heel counter, outrigger, and the ankle collar. Ticks all the boxes!
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9.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
The D Rose 8 strikes a nice balance between support and flexibility.
9.0
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
I had no side-to-side movement or heel slippage. Support features are almost too much for me.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
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.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The materials don't stretch, ankle support is really good and lockdown is solid.
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Fit of the Adidas D Rose 8:

The 8.8 average fit rating ranks #42 of 126 shoes overall
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
Once laced up I felt secure.
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9.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
Nice 1:1 fit.
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8.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
I think the generic simple design of the lacing set up will really make a broader set of players feet happy.
8.5
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
Overall a great fitting shoe even for me as a wide-footer.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Let that mesh soften up with some run-time heat and then pull the laces tight and BAM! No sliding.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
For me the fit was amazing.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 67% average outdoor rating ranks #40 of 126 shoes overall
no
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
Don't use the translucent rubber models outdoors.
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good
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The real improvement is the thickness and hardness of the rubber. The Rose 8 could definitely be played in outdoors.
good
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Thick and solid rubber should work well outdoors and the upper material is very durable too.
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Width of the Adidas D Rose 8:

slightly narrow
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
This shoe fits a little narrow in the beginning.
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slightly wide
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Comfortably width wide even for my wide feet.
slightly wide
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
A little bit of extra room in the toe area.
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slightly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The forefoot feels a little roomy at the start.
slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Width is a tad bit narrow.
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Size of the Adidas D Rose 8:

true to size
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
I went true to size and that worked well.
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½ size large
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Half size down is best for everyone
true to size
RicheeKim
January 1, 2017
I think they run true to size.
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true to size
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Staying true to size was the play.
½ size large
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Go down half a size.
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