160 users: 4.6 / 5
Base model: Adidas Crazy 1 ADV
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Originals

Verdict from 6.6 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers were pleasantly surprised at the comfort that the Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock Primeknit provided.
  • The shoe fits true to size, based on the majority of the users' opinions.
  • It is available in a couple of neutral colorways, which makes it easy to pair with a variety of ensembles.
  • Majority of the consumers liked the kick's unique silhouette and futuristic design.
  • A good number of purchasers find the Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock PK to be very stylish.
  • A handful of wearers were delighted that they receive compliments every time they opt for this pair.
  • Despite its high-top design, most shoe users said that it is easy to put on and off.
  • The kick's Primeknit upper is breathable and foot-hugging.
  • A reviewer said that the shoe's form hugging built makes the legs look longer than usual.
  • The Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock Primeknit's material and construction were deemed to be of excellent quality by most buyers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some wished that the shoe came in more color options.
  • The kick gets dirty quickly.
  • Some were hesitant to cop a pair, as they were not sure how to style it.

Bottom line

As Adidas's version of the sock sneaker, this kick is often compared to Balenciaga's Speed Trainer but users think that the Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock Primeknit's comfort is better than the former - thanks to its Ortholite insoles and sturdier construction. Ultimately, this pair ticks all the boxes of an excellent everyday shoe that could add oomph to a dull ensemble. Consumers with an adventurous taste in footwear would most definitely enjoy this futuristic kick.

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The Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock Primeknit’s upper offers a form-hugging fit with targeted ribbing for support and durability in the right places. It is exclusively offered in men’s sizes that range from 5 to 13. Ladies who want to cop a pair should go one size down from their normal shoe size. This kick fits true to size.

Taking cues from 90's hoop shoes, the Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock Primeknit takes after the basketball sneaker's high-top profile and strips away the laces for a more minimal and futuristic look. The shoe's sock-like upper combined with its unconventional midsole design calls for flaunting and flexing down the main street. Its innovative design coupled with a sporty vibe exude a street attitude that could turn heads and spark interests everywhere you go.

Show off a cutting-edge streetwear style by pairing this kick with cropped, straight-cut pants and a sweatshirt or tuck your jogger's hem into the shoe's collar to give off an effortlessly cool athleisure ensemble. Ladies were seen pairing it with midi skirts or dresses and wide-legged pants for a modern feminine flair

This pair's overall design is unique in every sense of the word and seems like whatever angle you gaze upon this fashion-forward kick you will find a notable feature. The shoe's sock-like upper provides not only a futuristic silhouette but also a form-fitting feel that is highly structured and durable. The horizontal ribs serve three purposes: structure, aesthetic, and branding: the thicker ribbings in the midfoot serve as the Adidas Three Stripe logo.

On the rear part of the upper is a leather heel cuff that serves as a heel tab and a stylish embellishment as well. The kick's midsole features a concave cut out in the midfoot area while the outsole displays a convex shape that contributes to the overall futuristic look of the shoe.

The Adidas Crazy 1 line came from the partnership between the brand and Kobe Bryant. Before becoming one of the best NBA players, Kobe signed a deal with Adidas right after graduating high school. Although this partnership didn't last long, the collaboration produced two basketball shoes – the Kobe and the Kobe Two. These sneakers were not received well in the sneaker scene and were considered weird and too futuristic, which led to its eventual shelving.

In 2017, Adidas decided to resurface the Kobe with an all-new moniker and design called the Crazy 1. The shoe features a completely revamped look that's apt for the modern day sneaker world. With leather upper, neoprene tongue and unique silhouette, it is considered a fashionable shoe today. One of its offspring is the Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock Primeknit, which took the original Adidas Kobe's futuristic signature to a whole new level.

The Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock Primeknit displays a never-before-seen ribbed knit upper construction. It comes in four neutral colorways for easy pairing with endless outfit choices.

  • A tongue loop is provided as an aid in easy putting and off.
  • The shoe’s Ortholite insoles are removable.
  • ADV in the kick’s name means “Advance.”
  • The triple white colorway is at times called the Adidas Crazy 1 ADV Sock Primeknit ASW. The ASW means “All-Star Weekend,” as this particular colorway was released during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend event.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.