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Bulls Thu Dec 01 2011

Derrick Rose Will Take the CTA to the Bulls' Christmas Game

Derrick Rose will wear a special edition of his AdiZero Rose 2 shoes in the Bulls' Christmas day season opener against the Lakers. The "Windy City" edition features the CTA's "L" line map on the sock liner, "The L" on the heel and a blue pinstripe in honor of the Blue Line. According to a press release, "The upper is anodized to give the brushed metal look of train cars with a fire red finish to look like a holiday gift on the court."


derrick_rose_cta_shoe_back.jpg reports that Adidas will hold a special flash sale of the AdiZero Rose 2 "Windy City" shoe on its Facebook page next week. Another special colorway, the blue-yellow-grey "Wolverine edition" in honor of Rose's high school alma mater, Simeon, went on sale Dec. 1.

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Scott / December 2, 2011 6:29 PM

Uh, the Christmas game is in LA. He could take the Metro to the Staples Center?

Andrew Huff / December 4, 2011 11:19 AM

Dude, it's a joke. About the shoes?

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