Performance Teaser: adidas adiZero Rose 2.5

Performance Teaser: adidas adiZero Rose 2.5



We have previously covered the performance on the adidas adiZero Rose 2 and have begun the process of testing the adiZero Rose 2.5. While the differences aren’t vast by comparison, the changes made have made for an overall better shoe at this point.


The traction is the most notable change that has made the most impact in my opinion. While the Rose 2’s featured similar traits, the 2.0 brings things down a bit with thinner and lower to the ground grooves within the rubber. In addition to this, removal of the Splatter traction along the spinal column has enhanced the overall grip you receive from every angle.

The rubber compound used is quite a bit more firm than what’s found on the adidas Crazy Light which does allow for dust and debris to slightly prohibit complete grip. It isn’t perfect by any means but it works well on dusty courts and works great on clean courts.


Another area that has been modified is the overall fit. The Rose 2’s were fairly narrow, good for me and not so good for a lot of other players. The 2.5 widens its foot bed a little which should help with some foot shapes… not all but some. The toe box does have a bit more empty space than what I usually prefer but overall the forefoot lockdown provided by the lacing structure has helped by providing me with a secure fit that isn’t compromised with foot flexing.

So far I’m a little over half way through with these and look to be complete them very soon. For those wondering what is coming next… stay tuned as the CP3.V has been completed.

  • Byrne

    Can’t wait for the CP3.V, how do these compare to something like a kobe iv-vi?

    • Nightwing2303

      These are close to the kobes but the IV-VIs are some of the best shoes ive played in.

  • Blank

    Would you compare the grip of these so far like the grip on the 2010 hyperdunks?? And these or Cp3V?

  • Jonathan

    Have you played in the 2011 Hyperfuse lows? Terrific shoe and they’re on sale everywhere. I have played in a lot this season (LBJ9s, 2011 hyperdunks, Kobe V, Rose 2, Crazy Light, KDIII, etc) and they blew everything away.

    • jp

      hi nightwing i have been reading lots of reviews and i’m thankful for that, anyway i’m planning to dispose my hyperdunk2010 to replace it with a new one but right now i’m confused in choosing from drose 2.5, flywade 2, jordan 2012 and kd4!! i play outside and my strong point is my speed i want a shoe that i could utilize my potential to its maximum. it would be really nice if u could give me some advice thank you!!