Our verdict


The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 is a versatile option for any player. It has excellent cushioning, support, and traction. Quick guards may find an issue with the stiff upper; however, if you are a big man looking for solid support and impact protection, this may be a good option for you.


  • Excellent traction
  • Great impact protection
  • Excellent support
  • Durable mesh
  • Fantastic style


  • Stiff upper
  • Poor wearability
  • Heavy and bulky

Who should buy the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017

The Crazy Explosive quickly became one of the best basketball shoes in 2016. This new edition offers a fresh look while still packing all of the explosiveness.

This pair is perfect for you if:

  • You're a Crazy Explosive fan, and you're ready for this new model.
  • You're a big person and an explosive player and want a pair that could adapt to your moves on the court.

Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 logo

Adidas dynamic cushioning

The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 features full-length Boost cushioning. This cushioning system provides ample energy returns to keep you moving on the court.

Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 midsole

The cushioning is wrapped by a lateral TPU roll cage for stability and medial responsiveness. An infinity-shaped shank plate provides midfoot stability. This setup enhances energy return for heightened control when taking off to the basket.

Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 midsole toe

Powerful outsole of Adidas Crazy Explosive

The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 has a grippy rubber outsole with a Coral Power Traction pattern. The outsole wraps up and around the midsole. This provides a 360-degree grip on all court types and conditions.

Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 outsole

Sturdy, secure lockdown

The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 features an anatomical lace system that reduces pressure on the foot for added comfort. The sturdy upper and internal heel counter provide a supportive and snug fit.

Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 lockdown

Supportive upper of Crazy Explosive 2017

A seamless FUSEDMESH upper is designed with areas for support and stretch to help ensure a custom fit that adapts to your every move. It delivers outstanding support in key moments of the game.

Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 upper

The Crazy Explosive 2017 also has a mesh tongue and heel insert that deliver breathable comfort.

Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 collar

Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017's grand design

The FUSEDMESH upper of the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 and the mid-top design deliver lightweight support. An allover graphic print shows your opponents that you’ve got both skill and style.

Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 style