Facts

Top
Lockdown
Lace-Up
Price
$100

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

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.

Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many websites list the Adidas Crazy Shadow 2 as one of the most valuable shoes under $100.
  • Many wearers give this pair of kicks their thumbs-up.
  • At least two reviewers think that this pair of kicks from Adidas is almost perfect; they simply did not find any major flaw to complain about.
  • The Adidas Crazy Shadow 2 has the SprintWeb technology in the upper, and some wearers think that it is so light.
  • One reviewer is so happy with the performance of the Crazy Shadow 2 that they express willingness to cop another pair.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few buyers think that the colors of this shoe do not look as good as they do in pictures; one even said that this model looks like a shoe for clowns.
  • A dissatisfied buyer returned a pair because of an unspecified issue.
  • Because of the rigidity of the SprintWeb upper, the Adidas Crazy Shadow 2 may need time to break in.

Bottom line

Loaded with technologies that ensure a great performance on-court, the Adidas Crazy Shadow 2 makes each athlete’s life easy. It is among the cheapest offers from Adidas out there, and a lot are surely lining up to cop a pair.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 37 ratings

5 star
54%
4 star
27%
3 star
8%
2 star
5%
1 star
5%

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Expert Reviews

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97 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 97 / 100 by BlackLotus9 • Mishra • Level 4 expert

    The 2 carries on with the versatile performance excelling in all categories of performance, fit for guards to forwards & centers.

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Profile of Adidas Crazy Shadow 2

The Adidas Crazy Shadow 2 has the SprintWeb technology in the upper to ensure lightness and durability. It also has the SprintFrame chassis to provide much needed support. A reliable grip on the court is ensured by a wavy herringbone pattern on the firm and thick rubber on the forefoot.

Performance

Cushion. To provide comfort and an energizing bounce, the midsole of the Crazy Shadow 2 has a dual-density EVA foam. The shoe also has a high-grade PU insole to complement this already responsive setup.

The shoe also boasts of the presence of the SprintFrame technology in the midsole. This technology does not only provide more support but also brings the foot closer to the ground for more court-feel and better heel-to-toe transition.

Traction. This pair of hooping shoes from Adidas has an outsole that is made of a firm and thick rubber. It has wide flex grooves on the forefoot, allowing the feet to flex more naturally especially during quick cuts and lateral movements.  The forefoot area is also covered with a wavy herringbone pattern that starts at a pivot point at the medial, near the ball of the foot. This provides multidirectional support to the wearer especially during the execution of daring court stunts.

Fit

Length and Width. This Adidas Crazy Shadow 2 is said to be true to size. It is reported that the shoe fits so nicely, leaving just the right amount of space for toe movement.  The firmness of the upper also provide good arch support without making the foot feel suffocated.

Lockdown. This hooping shoe from the Three Stripes has the traditional lacing system that makes use of standard oval laces. It also has an ankle collar that is made of synthetic leather, which is able to withstand the pressures from aggressive court movements. Together with the rigid SprintWeb upper, these work together to stabilize the wearer’s movements and bring out the on-court beast in them.

Material

The firmness of its SprintWeb upper makes the Adidas Crazy Shadow 2 a really supportive shoe especially for players who do a lot of lateral movements. The synthetic leather reinforcement on the ankle collar also contributes significantly to the shoe’s stability. The high-quality PU insole and dual-density EVA complete the experience.

Style

This Adidas Crazy Shadow 2 prominently displays horizontal stripes on the heel counter. The upper is also dotted with triangular cutouts that give this shoe its unique look and personality. Those who are particular with colors will not be disappointed because this pair of kicks come in various colorways.