Base model: Adidas Crazy Explosive
Top: High
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Price: $150
Weight: 17.5oz
Colorways: White, Yellow
Special editions: 1 special editions
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A top 1% best basketball shoe
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96 / 100 based on 20 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    This is adidas’ Hyperdunk — only way better.

  • 100 / 100 | JAHRONMON | | Level 5 expert

    It may just be novelty bias but this might just be the bust basketball sneaker ever becuase the Crazy Explosive just kills it in every category.

  • 100 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    This is adidas’ Hyperdunk — only way better.

  • 100 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    The Crazy Explosive is definitely on the list of top shoes of 2016 (which is coming soon), and to ruin the list, it is top 5.

  • 95 / 100 | Hoop And Life | | Level 5 expert

    These are the best hoop shoes that I have worn ever since I started reviewing sneakers

  • 95 / 100 | RicheeKim | | Level 5 expert

    These shoes are beasts.

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The playing style of Timberwolves' rising star Andrew Wiggins was the inspiration for the shoe's design. The shoe features full-length Boost cushioning and a newly designed Power Traction.

Aside from Wiggins, the shoes are also worn on-court by Harrison Barnes, Iman Shumpert, Marcus Smart, and Justice Winslow.

Cushion. Adidas introduced full-length Boost in the Crazy Explosive Primeknit.  Boost cushioning provides maximum energy return, responsiveness, and comfort.

TPU cages Boost in the heel area, unleashing its capability. An infinity-shaped outsole shank provides stability around the midfoot.

Traction. The Adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit has a rubber outsole with a ‘Coral’ Power Traction pattern that is responsive and adjusts with player movement, providing more traction where needed.

Length and Width. The Adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit gets mixed reviews about its size. Buyers are recommended to try the shoes out at a local store before purchasing.

Lockdown. The Adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit features a GeoFit cleatie that provides a glove-like fit and an anatomical lace system that wraps the entire foot, relieving pressure. It also includes a molded heel lace system that helps with heel lockdown.

The Adidas Crazy Explosive features a full Primeknit upper engineered to provide world-class fit, comfort, and breathability. Primeknit promotes free movement and circulation to keep the foot cool and comfortable. It also includes a GeoFit cleatie that enhances breathability and foot stability.

Wrapping the ankle collar is a GeoFit foam that provides support without restricting ankle mobility. Despite its mid-top design, the foam is soft enough to accommodate an ankle brace for added support.

There are several colorways to look out for, including an Andrew Wiggins player exclusive.

Listed below are just some of the colorways of these Adidas basketball shoes:

  • Black
  • Black/Bright Blue/Pink Swaggy P PE
  • Collegiate Navy/Medium Grey/Green Andrew Wiggins PE ‘Away’
  • Core Black/Gold Metallic/Grey ‘Gauntlet’
  • Evergreen/Cloud White/Collegiate Green
  • ‘Heather Grey’
  • Running White/Running White Swaggy P PE
  • Solid Red/Scarlet/Core Black
  • White/Collegiate Navy/Mgh Solid Grey Andrew Wiggins ‘Home’