Verdict from 2 experts and 8 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Many say that the shoe is stylish and looks good on feet, just like the Harden Volume 3. One user, after playing in them, bought another pair for casual use.
  • The majority of purchasers think that the shoe is a “great bang for your buck sneaker” as it is not only cheap but also of great quality.
  • Some players say that this shoe from Adidas Basketball plays well, exceeding their expectations.
  • One of the first things that a couple of wearers notice is the shoe’s lightness and effective traction.
  • One reviewer shares that the shoes “are light, they feel durable, and my feet are tightly secured.”
  • Many players feel that the cushioning is an upgrade from the original CrazyQuick; saying that “the adiPRENE+ did its job” and that “the cushioning is great for the price point.”
  • The rubber compound doesn't attract that much dust, a tester comments.
  • A couple of wearers like how the mesh uppers of these basketball shoes break in really well.

6 reasons not to buy

  • For a few users, the traction on the CrazyQuick 3 is so-so. One tester explains that while the shoe stops when needed, it actually slides a little bit after stopping.
  • Several players notice that the shoe runs large and that the forefoot area of the upper has some dead space on the top.
  • Durability of the shoe is in question as the lace holes on the top rip easily after several wears.
  • Some players say that the cushioning on the CrazyQuick 3 focuses only on court feel as  responsiveness and impact protection lag behind.
  • A number of commenters feel that the shoe is not comfortable to wear, adding that the midsole is quite thin and might not be suitable for bigger players.
  • The CrazyQuick is not recommended to be used outdoors due to the soft rubber outsole.

Bottom line

The shoe is true to its name as it really makes the baller play crazy quick. Focusing on court feel, the adiPRENE+ stays low to the ground. Traction is a bit ordinary but will improve greatly after breaking in. This shoe is recommended neither for bigger players as it lacks impact protection nor for outdoor use since the rubber burns out easily.

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Good to know

The third in the CrazyQuick line, the shoe features several techs such as the multidirectional herringbone pattern, the adiPRENE+ cushioning combined with the QuickFrame setup, and the mesh and TechFit upper.

Cushion. The midsole uses a full-length adiPRENE+ cushion that boasts a responsive base for a quick and easy takeoff.

Traction. The Adidas Crazyquick 3 utilizes a multidirectional herringbone pattern. The rubber is made of a soft compound that performs its best on clean courts. It is advised to stick to indoor courts since the grooves will burn out easily.

Length and Width. The shoe runs big. Reviewers notice that there is a thumb-sized dead space in the forefoot. It is recommended that you go half a size down your regular Adidas basketball shoe size for a better fit.

Lockdown. The lockdown of the shoe comes from several areas: the extended midsole helps to contain the foot during lateral movements, the internal TPU heel counter provides a secure base from behind the foot, the TechFit upper provides a sock-like fit to the foot, and the Flywire-like lacing system grasps the foot from the sides when the laces are tightened.

The Crazyquick 3 features a breathable and lightweight mesh and TechFit upper. The toe rand is overlayed with rubber–adding durability to the high-wear area. From the back, an internal TPU heel cup is thickly padded with foam, hugging the foot from behind.

An adiPRENE+ midsole is used to give increase the shoe’s responsiveness. The shoe also implements QuickFrame, an EVA chassis that integrates the outsole and midsole. This frame increases stability, support, and flexibility without making the shoe too rigid.

The QuickFrame’s extended EVA frame adds a bold pop of color that accentuates the shoe’s shape. The CrazyQuick 3’s are great to rock casually and on-court.

The shoe comes in several color combinations such as black/speckled white, black/volt, and red/black.


How Adidas Crazyquick 3 ranks compared to all other shoes
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Bottom 7% Adidas basketball shoes
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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.