Considering the frenzy it caused among adidas fans even before any official information was available, the adidas D Rose 3 “Nightmare” will help to wrap up the year. Partly inspired by the 1993 stop-motion film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” by Tim Burton, this purple people eater also highlights the mindset of Derrick Rose‘s opponents before and during their games against the Chicago Bulls. In purple, shimmering synthetic leather upper imprinted with a “vertigo-like” pattern, the new shoe also sports a white-speckled midsole, glow-in-the-dark outsole, and comes with laces in black-white wave graphics. As with all other D Rose 3 editions, there is a hidden inscription on the tongue’s interior; this time, its the number “12-24-12,” to mark the shoe’s official launch date.
Limited and highly sought after, the adidas D Rose 3 “Nightmare” retails at around US$ 180 and will be available on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th, via your local adidas Basketball retailers and adidas online store.
Release Date: December 24th, 2012 (Christmas’ Eve Monday)