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The Adidas AdiZero Crazy Light 2 is hailed as the lightest shoe that was made right. With durability in mind, designer Robbie Fuller utilized an improved SprintWeb upper that is not just breathable but also sturdy. A redesigned SprintFrame is also used to hold the foot in place and give it better support. The shoe was meant to be worn as if there was nothing on your feet. When wearing the Crazy Light 2, nothing will hold you back from performing your best on court.
Cushion. The Adidas AdiZero Crazy Light 2 has a full-length midsole made from molded EVA. The midsole is thicker on the heel in order to absorb impact and thinner on the forefoot to give a better court-feel. With the shoe are two insole options. One of which is a lightweight foam-based insole; the other is a polyurethane insole–a heavier yet more impact protective material. They are interchangeable, depending on the user’s preference.
Traction. The traction features an upgraded concentric circle pattern, with the common center being at the ball of the foot. This pattern allows multidirectional movements. The outsole is made of a solid sticky rubber that has a good grip on the floor–both indoor or outdoor. On high-wear areas, a thicker rubber is used for more durability. The Crazy Light 2, however, is best used indoors. If playing in dusty courts, be sure to wipe often in order to keep the bite in the rubber.
Length and Width. The Adidas AdiZero Crazy Light 2 runs very narrow in the forefoot. It would be best if you would be able to try the shoes out first before purchasing. As for the length, it runs true to size.
Lockdown. The shoe’s lockdown design is anchored on the shoe’s tight fit and the construction of the SprintWeb upper. This is possibly the reason why some users keep mentioning the narrowness of the shoe. The Crazy Light 2’s traditional lacing system and padded ankle collar complete the shoe’s lockdown system.
Starting with the upper, the Crazy Light 2 uses a three-layer SprintWeb technology. It is a synthetic TPU-based material that is constructed to be durable, lightweight, and breathable. Ventilation is present with the four open chambers on the sides of the shoe’s midfoot.
On the midsole is the adidas SprintFrame, a sturdy and lightweight TPU that is made to mold to the shape of your foot. It provides a supportive chassis for stability. Attached to the SprintFrame is the EVA cushioning where miCoach, a performance-tracking device, is housed.
For the outsole, a non-marking rubber is used with an enhanced traction pattern. Flex grooves are also added on the forefoot for flexibility.
The Adidas AdiZero Crazy Light 2 has come in more than ten colorways since its release in 2012. The upper features subtle geometrical shapes that not only add aesthetic detail to the shoe but are also key to the shoe’s sturdy construction. Adidas’s trademark stripes accent the shoe’s ankle collar, while the adidas callout and logo are found on the shoe’s tongue and heel outsole. Featured with different vibrant colorways, the shoe answers to the need not only for a lightweight performance shoe but also for a performance shoe that looks good on-court.