Who should buy 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. This would be a good option for you if:

  • You're playing as a guard and you're looking for a shoe that would support your speedy performance on court.
  • You're mad on the Bounce technology of Adidas and would need that on your explosive game play.

Adidas Mad Bounce logo

Mad Bounce's midsole technology

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.

Adidas Mad Bounce midsole

Adidas' strong outsole construction

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.

Adidas Mad Bounce outsole

Excellent, stable lockdown

The shoe’s semi-narrow form, along with the Adidas Tech Fit cleaty 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.

Adidas Mad Bounce lockdown

Mad Bounce's durable upper setup

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.

Adidas Mad Bounce upper

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.

Adidas Mad Bounce upper mid

Super style of Adidas Mad Bounce

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.

Adidas Mad Bounce heel

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.

Adidas Mad Bounce forefoot

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

Adidas Mad Bounce collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: 13.9oz
Top: Mid
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / Grey / White / Red / Green / Orange / Blue
SKUs: AC7213 / AC7219 / AC7220 / AC7238 / B27856 / CG4854 / CQ0490 / DA9778 / DA9781 / DB0842

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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.