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Adidas D Rose 9 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$139.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
7/2018
Outdoor Rating:
0%
# of Reviews:
4
Traction
6.6
Cushion
8.9
Material
8.1
Support
8.0
Fit
6.4
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Well-balanced cushioning

CONS:

  • Horrible traction on dusty courts
  • Wide and loose fit

Summary of 4 Expert Reviews:

Compared to previous models, the on-court performance of the D Rose 9 is disappointing. The narrow traction pattern picks up a lot of dust and requires wiping after almost every play. Adidas decided to replace the Boost cushioning with the cheaper (but very well-performing!) Bounce technology. The materials look nice but might be a little too soft for a performance shoe. The most problematic part of the D Rose 9 is the very wide and loose fit that doesn't provide the lockdown and containment needed for quick cuts and crossovers.
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas D Rose 9:

8.0
RicheeKim
I would not recommend this shoe for $140. The traction is pretty bad and the fit didn't work for me.
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7.8
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The D Rose 9 is a solid performer, but there are better performers at a more affordable price out there.
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7.5
The Sole Brothers
We loved the cushioning! Unfortunately, the traction is lackluster and the fit works only for players with very wide feet.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
If you require traction and lockdown from your basketball shoes you need to look elsewhere. You should only get the D Rose 9 if you are a stationary shooter, you don't rely on quickness and you like the look and casual appeal of the D Rose 9.
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Traction of the Adidas D Rose 9:

6.5
RicheeKim
The traction of the D Rose 9 is atrocious - especially on dusty courts.
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7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The traction pattern is probably the most inconsistent I ever experienced.
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6.0
The Sole Brothers
On a dusty court, you have to wipe after every play!
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
On a clean court, the traction is decent. But the lines of the traction pattern are really close together and attract a on of dust.

Cushion of the Adidas D Rose 9:

8.5
RicheeKim
Low-to-the-ground feeling in the forefoot and thicker cushioning in the rear. I would have liked a little more bounce in the forefoot, but I can't really complain.
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I usually like Bounce cushioning, but my knees didn't like the tougher setup of the D Rose 9.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
The Bounce cushioning provides good impact protection, great court feel and responsiveness and a slight bounce.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The Bounce cushioning offers great court feel and the impact protection is fine - I just didn't fall in love with it.

Materials of the Adidas D Rose 9:

8.5
RicheeKim
The knitted materials feel amazing on-foot, but they tend to get hot after playing a while.
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The knit upper is nice, flexible and durable.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
We like the soft and thin knitted materials.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The materials are a bright spot and bring a casual appeal to the D Rose 9.

Support of the Adidas D Rose 9:

9.0
RicheeKim
No side-to-side movement and zero heel slippage.
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I felt secure and comfortable thanks to the strong lockdown and internal heel counter.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The materials are just not enough to keep hard-driving, slashing players contained.

Fit of the Adidas D Rose 9:

7.5
RicheeKim
There is a lot of dead space in the toe box.
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I should have gone down half a size. But after using extra insoles and a second pair of socks the fit was good.
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5.0
The Sole Brothers
Doesn't work very well for narrow feet.
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5.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The fit was way too big in my regular 10.5. Combine this, with the soft knit and roomy toe box and my feet were swimming inside the D Rose 9.

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

no
The Sole Brothers
The rubber is very pliable and thin, I wouldn't use these outdoors.
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no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Outdoors? Nope, the pattern is shallow and the rubber is soft.

Width of the Adidas D Rose 9:

very wide
RicheeKim
If you have chunky feet, this might be a great option.
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slightly wide
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Wide footers will like this shoe!
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very wide
The Sole Brothers
If you are a wide-footer you are going to love this shoe!
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very wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Around the toe box, there is a ton of room and empty space.

Size of the Adidas D Rose 9:

runs large
RicheeKim
Go down half a size from your regular size you have in Nikes or Under Armours.
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½ size large
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Go down half a size.
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runs large
The Sole Brothers
I went down a full size, this shoe runs very long.
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