FOR University of the Philippines guard Diego Dario, the adidas D Rose 6 is the perfect shoe for him.
Dario has gone through several models this UAAPseason, from the 2015 Crazy Light Primeknit Boost to Damian Lillard's D Lillard 1, and John Wall's J Wall 1.
But since switching to the Derrick Rose's signature shoes, the Maroons guard has been having a blast swearing the high cuts have been great for his ankles, offering solid yet comfortable support.
“May mga high cut kasi na matigas, di ba? Pero for me, nandoon ‘yung cushion and maganda ‘yung support. It’s been great for me,” said Dario when Spin.ph asked him about the positives of the shoe.
Dario also was quick to play down the so-called ‘adidas injury curse,’ saying that wearing adidas has even lessened his injures.
“I had Achilles (heel) problems since high school. I didn’t try adidas before because may mga players daw na nai-injured. When I tried it, sobrang comfortable for me then nabawasan mga injuries ko. For me, ‘yung support talaga nandoon,” said Dario, who has since become part of adidas' young ambassadors.
“Sobrang thankful din ako na they got me kasi hindi lahat nabibigyan ng ganung opportunity,” he said.
On Wednesday, Dario sported the D Rose 6 Halloween (as part of adidas' 'Night of the Balling Dead' theme for Halloween night games played this season) and came across a similar pair worn by Ateneo’s Matt Nieto.
“Naglolokohan nga kami ni Matt sa loob na, 'Ang ganda ng shoes mo ah,'” he said smiling.
Dario is also looking forward to the next adidas release, James Harden's signature shoe.
“Sobrang excited din ako dun,” Dario said.