Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
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94 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews
97 / 100 by The Sole Brothers • Don Fontaine and Sammy Lee • Level 5 expert
Crazy good performer, looks dope, good price, premium materials, can't go wrong and cop a pair.
85 / 100 by Hoop And Life • Nelson Chan • Level 5 expert
For my preference, I'd choose last year's Crazy Explosive more than this year's Crazy Explosive if I had to choose one.
100 / 100 by WearTesters • Bryan Hinkle • Level 5 expert
Improved fit and killer cushioning should put the Crazy Explosive 2017 PK on everyone’s radar this year if you play basketball.
97 / 100 by Basketball Diagnostics • Daumantas Rimkus • Level 5 expert
Looking from my perspective, the adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit 2017 will be the best performer in 2017, hands down.
90 / 100 by Schwollo • Schwollo • Level 5 expert
The 2017 made minor tweaks to the 2016 formula and the result is a better performing shoe due to a better fit and containment.
90 / 100 by LiveforBball • Julius Kralikas • Level 5 expert
If you’re NOT a complete low-profile guard who needs maximum court feel and mobility, chances are you’ll love this shoe.
100 / 100 by AnotherPair • Nate Levell Greer • Level 4 expert
This is my favorite hoop shoe as of right now. In 2017, by far.
94 / 100 by Richee Kim • Richee Kim • Level 4 expert
This shoe is probably the best shoe I've ever worn.
98 / 100 by KickGenius • Jeremy Jones • Level 3 expert
Overall, the Crazy Explosive Primeknit is a very nice hoop shoe in my opinion.
93 / 100 by Seth Fowler • Seth Fowler • Level 3 expert
Overall, I think the Crazy Explosive 2017 is an excellent basketball sneaker, however, I fon't know if it's that much better than last year's model
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Profile of Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit
Adidas does a great job of living up to the Crazy Explosive name. They were able to improve a platform that already works. The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit made minor tweaks to the 2016 formula and the result is a better performing sneaker.
The forged Primeknit upper provides adaptive support and ultralight comfort. The shoes also feature an anatomical lacing system that reduces pressure on the foot, mesh inserts for added airflow, and Boost that helps harness your raw energy.
Cushion. The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 PK features full-length Boost cushioning that provides enhanced comfort, responsiveness, energy return, impact protection, and court feel.
The midsole is wrapped by a lateral TPU roll cage for stability and supported by an infinity shank plate that acts like a spring. This setup provides added energy return for heightened control when taking off to the basket.
Traction. The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit has a grippy rubber outsole with a Coral-inspired traction pattern. The traction delivers commanding grip specifically designed for light footwork and explosive gameplay. This also allows 360-degree grip on all court types and conditions.
Length and Width. The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit fits true to size however it runs a little narrow. Wide-footers are advised going up half a size.
Lockdown. The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit features a one-piece bootie upper, internal heel counter, and an anatomical lace system. The sock-like fit of the bootie, support of the heel counter, and a fifth eyelet keep the heel in place. The wide lacing system wraps the entire foot and allows a more secure hold.
The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit features a forged TPU yarn construction.This new forged Primeknit creates an elevated wave pattern across the upper, and it adds lightweight durability while maintaining flexibility.
This build provides optimal stability for sharp moves while staying ultralight for quickness.
The high-cut design of the sock-like ankle collar provides an adaptive fit without restricting ankle movement. This also completes the silhouette of the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 PK.
This highly anticipated shoe has generated a lot of buzz thanks to its aggressive design, full-length Boost cushioning, and high-arching sock-like collar. There are several colorways to look out for, including a few player editions headlined by Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks.