Who should buy the Adidas Light Em Up 2

The Light Em Up 2 from Adidas was released in March 2016. It is a well-cushioned shoe that weighs only 13.75 ounces. You'd be up for this pair if:

  • You're looking for a budget-friendly shoe that's packed with Adidas technologies that would not let you down on the court.
  • You're in need of an aesthetic basketball pair that's great for casual wear.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 logo

Super Bounce technology of Adidas

The responsiveness of the shoe comes from the Bounce technology in the midsole. For a budget shoe, this technology is considered a treat.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 midsole

It is a cushion that is designed to absorb impact. It also provides stability and balance to the foot without affecting the player’s speed.

The foam is thick in the heel area and thin in the forefoot area, resulting in a good heel-to -toe transition for most athletes.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 midsole mid

Light Em Up 2's solid outsole setup

The multidirectional herringbone pattern of the Adidas Light Em Up 2 delivers excellent traction. It is soft and pliable, making a good job with court grip and feel.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 outsole top

The rubber outsole is designed not to attract dust, making the athlete’s court moves unstoppable.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 outsole back

Asjustable, secure lockdown

The oval laces of the shoe can be adjusted to achieve the desired fit of the user. The wrap-around collar of the shoe secures the ankle well.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 lockdown

Grand upper construction of Light Em Up 2

The upper of the Adidas Light Em Up 2 is made of engineered mesh. Aside from keeping the feet well-ventilated, the material is soft enough to conform to the shape of the foot. The material is perforated for better ventilation.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 upper

The collar has a thick padding to provide moderate ankle support.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 collar

The insole for the shoe is quite thin compared to other shoe models. If more cushion is desired, it is recommended to add a sockliner. If court feel is preferred, the existing insole will be fine.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 stunning style and form

The Adidas Light Em Up 2 is a mid-top shoe with a one-bootie construction. The design of each shoe is asymmetrical to each other.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 front

Instead of a typical movable tongue, the midfoot features a wraparound material. The shoelaces are looped in protruding eyelets.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 laces

They come in different colors. The shoe model also comes in many different colorways.

The famous Adidas stripes are located on the heel counter. The company callout and logo are located on top of the tongue and the lateral side of the shoe.

Adidas Light Em Up 2 logo adidas

Facts / Specs

Weight: 13.8oz
Top: High
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / Blue / White / Red
SKUs: AH1103 / AQ7588 / AQ8018 / AQ8465 / AQ8466 / B42672 / B42673 / D70129 / G98369

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Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

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.