"[It was important to] have the stripes be an accent that emulated the north and south—which is Derrick’s style of play and how he was trained to go up and down the court."
"With Derrick, we have what we call iconic branding, or “Rose branding.” It’s the three stripes up the heel. The reason why they’re on the heel is because no opponent is ever in front of him. He blows by ‘em. What [his opponent sees] is those three stripes. "
"This time, the three stripes come all the way down onto the outsole for added effect. As far as some of the personal details on the shoe, this is the most personal Rose shoe we’ve ever done."