Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    13.9oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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88 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    100 bucks. Very good price. It's premium.

  • 90 / 100 | LiveforBball

    Come on people, I don’t think I need to further confirm that this is one of the best deals you can get right now.

  • 85 / 100 | BasketballDiagnostics

    While a $100 price tag ranks this sneaker in the budget category, the sneaker itself & its performance says: Nah, man. I’m better than that.

  • First look / Unboxing | VeyraSneakers

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Profile of the Adidas Mad Bounce

Adidas footwear designer Dillon Patrick focuses the Mad Bounce’s design on providing the right amount of midsole bounce and just the right amount of lateral forefoot support to hit that optimal spot for explosive basketball players.

Performance

Cushion. As the shoe is aptly named, the Adidas Mad Bounce uses a full-length Bounce cushion that provides a flexible and ultimately bouncy ride. Although thinner than regular Bounce midsoles, the shoe surprises with its enhanced comfort, impact protection, and energy return.

Traction. The traction on the outsole implements the same "brain coral" pattern used on the Crazy Explosive 2017. The grooves in the rubber are deep and will be no problem for small debris and outdoor use.

Fit

Length and Width. The Mad Bounce fits true to size. Although some users noticed that the shoe is narrow in the midfoot, regular footers can go with their standard Adidas basketball shoe size. On the other hand, wide footers can go half a size up.

Lockdown. The shoe’s semi-narrow form, along with the Adidas Tech Fit booty and the neoprene tongue, makes sure of the shoe’s excellent fit and secure lockdown. There will be no slips when you are in the Mad Bounce.

Material

The Adidas Mad Bounce has engineered mesh in the toebox area of the upper upto the midfoot. On the shoe's back portion is a soft, sock-like knit, providing a very comfortable bed for the heel. The shoe also features a neoprene tongue that stretches over the foot.

Seams on the shoe are overlaid with fuse for support and added durability. A torsional plate is inserted into the midsole, guiding the foot's movements and reducing injuries.

Style

The shoe’s silhouette shares similar features with the Crazy Explosive 2017 and the Harden B/E. However, the shoe ups the ante with the addition of knit in the Mad Bounce’s heel area.

Function is fused into the shoe’s aesthetic, as exemplified by the vertical forged ribs on the lateral side of the Mad Bounce. These lines are placed not only for the shoe to have added zonal support but also to give the Mad Bounce character. In the same area as the forged ribs, the midsole peaks slightly to provide a barrier during banking.

The shoe was initially released in three colorways. It also has the option for customization on the Adidas website.

Special Colorways of the Adidas Mad Bounce

These budget Adidas basketball shoes are available in several hues.

  • Core Black/White/Semi Froen Yellow
  • Footwear White/Chalk Pearl/Crystal White
  • Grey/Grey/Grey
  • Grey/White/Grey
  • Light Solid Grey/Grey/Cloud White
  • Power Red/White/Burgundy
  • Utility Black/Core Black/Grey

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