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83 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
For a hundred bucks, you really can't go wrong with this shoe.
Materials, fit, cushion, all that was really good.
They’re both good at their price tags – no doubt about it. But when it comes choosing one winner – the adidas Pro Bounce is taking home the cake. Why I’m so sure? Well, personally, traction is the most important part of the shoe. You can fix a bad fit by adjusting the laces. You can add an extra insole if you ain’t happy about your cushioning. Okay, maybe you can’t fix support if it’s lacking so that should come as the second most important part. Anyways, continuing my idea, an outsole is the only part of the shoe that connects a player with a surface on which he’s playing. It must be like a fine time peace – time being as a player, in this case, and traction being as a watch mechanism itself – it must follow player’s movement & impose his will no matter what. So for that reason – the Pro Bounce has a strong edge over the Explosive Bounce.
Overall, I'm very happy with the Adidas Explosive Bounce basketball shoe. It's fantastic for jumping, sprinting, multi-directional movements, and it's a great value for the price. Adidas has definitely been stepping up their game and making better quality athletic shoes.
It is a well-designed basketball shoe designed for just that: playing basketball.
The overall performance of Explosive Bounce 2018 can be said to be OK if not so satisfying.Yes,some obvious shortcomings does exist,just as the old saying goes”no one is perfect” and so is the shoe,but I don’t think they will become a deal breaker.Believe me,you can just ”put your heart in the belly”.You will absolutely love it if you are willing to get to know it.
The Adidas Explosive 2018 is a low-top offering from Adidas. It features full-length Bounce that provides impact protection and court feel. Its upper is made of two-tone mesh with fuse overlays on high-wear spots. To support the player’s multidirectional movements, the outsole features a tread pattern that pretty much resembles crop circles with maze-like designs.
Cushion. The shoe features full-length Bounce, which is made thicker at the heel. As a result, much of its bounciness and impact protection properties are concentrated at the rear part. The forefoot provides significant court feel, making the shoe great for guards.
Traction. The rubber outsole of the Adidas Explosive Bounce 2018 features a unique tread pattern. It features several units of what looks like crop circles with maze-like concentrics. This pattern stabilizes the wearer’s multidirectional movements and quick direction changes.
Length and Width. The 2018 version of the Explosive Bounce is reportedly true to size. Hence, problems regarding fit are not expected.
Lockdown. Locking the foot down is not an issue for the Explosive Bounce 2018. Its traditional lacing system is reinforced with a strap near the ankle. The inside of the shoe has the innovative Geofit that gives the foot a nice and secure hug.
The Adidas Explosive Bounce 2018 is largely made of two-tone mesh. This light and breathable material is overlaid with some synthetic on high-wear spots such as the toe, sides, and spaces around the lace holes.
Because of its low cut and largely monochromatic appearance, the Explosive Bounce 2018 is great even for streamlined casual looks. It is best paired with city shorts, joggers, and pants. The shoe doesn’t have much branding save for the prominent Three Stripes on the strap and outsole. There is also a small Adidas logo on the tongue.
The Adidas Explosive Bounce 2018 is released without much fanfare. Its current colorways are fairly straightforward:
- Core Black/Silver Metallic/Light Solid Gray
- Footwear White/Core Black/Light Solid Gray
- Light Solid Gray/Silver Metallic/Gray
- Collegiate Royal/Silver Metallic/Bright Blue
- Solar Yellow/White/Black
- White/Black/Light Solid Grey
- Collegiate Navy/Silver Metallic/Dark Blue
- Power Red/Silver Metallic/Hi-res Red