Derrick Rose and Damian Lillard to headline Adidas’ Florist City shoes

Kicks and Colors shines a light on the variety of colorways – and the stories that go with them – that brands reveal in major basketball sneakers.

Mark: Adidas

Sneakers: D Rose 6, D Lillard 2

Iconic athlete: Derrick Rose and Damian Lillard

Colors: City Florist Collection

Story: Portland isn’t just Rip City; Portland is also the city of roses. For the third time in Damian Lillard’s career, he’s helping to present the Adidas Florist City collection, this time with an all-red D Lillard 2 that plays on the city’s famous rose gardens and the annual rose festival. The woven upper features a pink pattern with black contrasts and a clear graphic on the top panels in a droplet effect. The Derrick Rose shoe goes statewide, embracing violet, the state flower of Illinois. Dark purple and black purple graphic is printed on the upper with gold accents on the lace buckle, eyelets, straps, signature branding and heel. The Florist City collection comes out on March 18.

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Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, design and sneakers for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.

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