Summary

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6 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Crazy BYW II provides excellent foot comfort, according to most of the reviewers.
  • Several reviewers have agreed that the sneaker looks very cool and stylish.
  • A user expressed that the extra Boost is awesome.
  • This kind of Adidas sneakers offers foot breathability that is appreciated by a couple of wearers. 
  • A buyer has noted that the shoe is bouncy.
  • It is surprisingly light, according to some.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of the reviewers have pointed out that the Adidas Crazy BYW II needs better insoles than what it has.
  • It does not provide sufficient grip, according to a user. 

Bottom line

A basketball-inspired shoe, the Adidas Crazy BYW II does not just give off a good experience when playing a bit of hoops, but it also delivers style. 

Its triple Boost pod system provides the wearer superb comfort and a natural, responsive feel. A futuristic-looking sneaker that offers quality performance and style, the Adidas Crazy BYW II is worth a look.

Facts

Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Originals
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Knit, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Suede
Technology: Boost
Season: Summer
Features: Breathable
Price: $140
Colorways: Black, Red, White
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 7/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 6/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Adidas sneaker
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this February
Better rated than the previous version Adidas Crazy BYW

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The Adidas Crazy BYW II is available in men’s sizing. It has a distinctive lacing system that offers a secure lockdown. The upper is made of knit material that provides foot breathability.

The Adidas Crazy BYW II exhibits an exclusive design that gives off a futuristic vibe. With its unique appeal, it also delivers the ability to function as a finish for a stylish street-inspired look. The low-top sneaker exhibits a design that blends the past and the future well, giving off a rather on-trend appeal.

Following the footsteps of its predecessors, the Adidas Crazy BYW II also features the signature podular sole unit which is combined with the brand’s Boost technology. The distinguishable iteration made on the design of the sneaker was the emphasized arch support clip that takes the most of the midsole to its lateral mid-foot section. 

This low-top silhouette’s upper construction is covered in Primeknit material which is also accompanied with mesh to give off proper ventilation. A bit of suede graces the lateral heel of the shoe and on its medial side arch. The Adidas Crazy BYW II comes in a white/black/purple colorway as well as white and black combination, and the latest one to be introduced is the combined red and white.

The Feet You Wear (FYW) technology was introduced by the Adidas brand in 1996. The purpose of this technology was for the shoe to follow the principle of the natural movement of the foot like it was some sort of an extension. Frampton Ellis was the one behind the development of the said innovation. He selected for the FYW to be licensed for the brand to use it despite him working outside of Adidas.

The shoes designed by Ellis feature a “wider and lower-to-ground” base as well as curves that go from its outsole up to its midsole. The design was to maximize the foot’s lateral movement’s stability. In the year 1997, the technology was featured in Kobe Bryant’s first signature shoe under Adidas.

After five years, Ellis and Adidas encountered problems on the licensing of the FYW which brought it to its end. But during that brief time, the FYW technology was utilized in developing remarkable silhouettes which landed their spots in the retro models.

When the year 2018 came, the Adidas Crazy Boost You Wear (BYW) was introduced, and which was inspired by the FYW technology. Also in the same year, a follow-up release was made by the brand for the Adidas Crazy BYW II which retains the original design yet offers an updated, stylish look with its low-top profile and notable design iterations.

  • “BYW” in Adidas Crazy BYW II means “Boost You Wear.”
  • The shoe features the TPU overlay that also serves as a stylish accent for its design.
  • A heel pull tab can be observed which displays the 3-Stripes.
  • It is also called the Adidas Crazy BYW Lvl 2 by some retailers.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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