The biggest story to not happen last NBA season was the return of Derrick Rose from injury – we waited and prayed but it never came. The B-Ball butterfly will be returning to his natural habitat very soon though, and he will be kicking off his renaissance in new shoes, with adidas revealing imagery and release details for the D Rose 4. The latest installment in the signature series shows clear evolution from previous models, notably sinking the augmented ankle padding from the 3.5 and ditching the webbed overlay for a simpler perforated treatment that is still part of the SPRINTWEB family. The first three colourways to drop can be previewed above, there’s clear grey/light scarlet, black/light scarlet and blast blue/white renditions due to drop on October 10 at Foot Locker, Eastbay and adidas.com. Expect five more colourways to hit the streets before the year is out too – will this be the year of the Rose?