With Black History Month just around the corner, Adidas has opted a different approach in promoting their D Rose 5 model. Rather than rallying behind a new pattern, Adidas has chosen to commemorate the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The sneakers will sport his iconic uniform colors: a classic gold and navy blue. On the tongue, there’s a portrait of Abdul-Jabbar – and along its midsole with an extension towards the heel, is a message that reads: “The hook shot is worth a thousand words.” The “hook shot” was Jabbar’s patented move. Also, written on the tongue loop is “XXXIII” which was Jabbar’s jersey number. No confirmed release date or price have been announced, but stay tuned to Snkrbst.com for updates to this story.
By Elijah Rodriguez