Who should buy the Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016

Adidas grants hoopers a steal with the CrazyLight Boost 2016 by offering premium technology for under $150. Featuring Boost cushioning, Jacquard upper, and Continental rubber outsole, the shoe easily makes it to the top-performing shoes of 2016. This shoe would be a solid option for you if:

  • You're looking for a shoe with a rubber outsole that performs well outdoors.
  • You're grand on all these premium Adidas technologies but just fits the budget.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 logo

CrazyLight Boost 2016's incredible midsole setup

The shoe uses a full-length Boost cushion which has the most Boost granules in the midsole. It is firmer and denser compared to other models with the same cushion.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 midsole

The forefoot midsole is encaged that ensures a slightly firmer and more responsive take-off. The midsole is softer on the heel for a more protected landing. This setup also provides a seamless heel-to-toe transition.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 forefoot

Crazy durable outsole of CrazyLight Boost

An aggressive traction pattern is featured on the outsole. Although the pattern is quite dense, dust isn’t much of a problem. A light wipe is all that’s needed after a couple of plays.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 outsole top

Some models use Continental rubber for the outsole, which is more durable and good for outdoor courts.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 outsole bottom

The usual rubber compound on some models performs just as well but not as durable.

The shoe also utilizes a dual-density outsole where the rubber on the forefoot area is made of a firmer compound.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 forefoot outsole

Super solid lockdown

Foot containment is mainly dependent on the knitted upper and the plastic lace-guards on the midfoot, which clasp the feet when laces are tightened.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 lockdown

A lateral forefoot cage, external heel cup, and neoprene heel counter are also included with the shoe that provides extra lockdown.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 locklown side

Stable upper construction of CrazyLight Boost 2016

The first release of the CrazyLight Boost 2016 uses a Jacquard upper that features an open mesh tongue. The shoe has rubber overlays in high-wear areas, which provide durability and sturdiness.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 upper

Adidas Boost is used in the midsole, and Continental rubber is on the outsole. The shoe utilizes thermoplastic polyurethane for the heel counter and the plate on the ankle collar.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 upper ankle

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016's subtle, yet stylish design

Weaved onto the upper are subtle designs that give the shoe its character. Although not too flashy, it has the right amount of style that lets wearers rock the shoe off-court. Camo joggers are great for pairing with the CLB 2016. But steer away from jeans or shorts since they can make the foot look big.

Adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 style

As for the Adidas branding, three diagonal stripes are molded into the external heel cup.  The Equipment logo is embroidered on the tongue.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 13.1oz
Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Adidas Crazylight Boost
Colorways: White / Black / Red / Grey / Gold / Green
Special editions: One special edition
SKUs: AQ7761 / B39450 / B42389 / B42722 / B42951 / B42967 / B42969 / B49755 / CQ1198 / CQ1199

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Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.