The Rose 5 has been on shelves for a little while now, and although enticing, I decided to patiently wait for this release to hit stores before I made my purchase. A couple of weeks ago it did just that and I got myself to Footlocker on release day as quick as I could to make sure I locked down one of the only 180 pairs that made their way into Australian stores. The limited ‘The Lake’ edition was a Europe/Asia exclusive, so when I found out to my surprise that they were hitting Australian shores, there was no way I was missing out. The Lake Michigan inspired kicks were also rumoured to be dropping in Chicago, which makes total sense considering they are inspired by prominent Chicago landmark. From all reports they haven’t, which is quite puzzling and I know this has disappointed fans of the shoe that reside in the States. So with that said, the least I could do is film myself taking the kicks out of their cardboard home for the very first time and share it with my fellow sneaker enthusiasts and friends in Chi town. I hope you enjoy the video and if you need a pair, I still might be able to help you out, as I know there are limited numbers still sitting on shelves here in Australia. If I were you though, I’d act quick. You know where to find me.