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Slashing off more weight at only 9.3 oz, the third version climbs to the top as the lightest performance shoe for basketball in the market. It answers all of the needs of a high-performance player, from its lightweight qualities, effective traction, and comfortable cushioning.
Cushion. The cushion on the midsole is made of a high-quality injection molded EVA. Compared to the previous models, the Crazy Light 3 has a softer and plusher landing. Players who like a cushioned feel will appreciate this upgrade. However, players who prefer a firmer base need not worry because the cushion is quite thin and brings the foot close to the ground.
Included with the shoe are 2 insole options that you can insert into the shoe, one is a foam-based, lightweight insole; and the other is a polyurethane-based cushion that is heavier but provides more impact protection.
Traction. The Crazy Light 3 features the same “S” outsole shape that Crazy Light 1 had. However, instead of using concentric circles as a pattern, a wavebone pattern is integrated within the flex grooves on the forefoot. As the pattern moves into the heel, it transitions into curved horizontal cuts. The pattern works well with both indoor and outdoor settings, however, if used on clean courts, the traction performs better.
Length and Width. According to users, the Adidas AdiZero Crazy Light 3 runs half a size smaller in both length and width. It is suggested that you try the shoe on before purchasing in order to get a better fit.
Lockdown. For the Crazy Light series, lockdown has always depended on the tight fit of the shoe’s SprintWeb upper and the highly contoured shape of the SprintFrame at the base of the foot. Both hold the foot in place, ensuring zero slippage and full lockdown.
Also, the shoe’s padded collar is made thicker for extra ankle support. Thus, the Crazy Light 3 is able to give a secure feel without being too tight or uncomfortable.
Adidas AdiZero Crazy Light 3 uses a four-layer SprintWeb material on its upper in order to give the shoe the rigidity it needs to support the foot and to reinforce the material’s durability.
Ventilation areas are found all over the shoe and are integrated with the shoe’s aesthetics.
The midsole continues to utilize the SprintFrame technology. However, for the Crazy Light 3, a thinner, almost translucent frame is used in order to induce a faster break-in time and to decrease foot discomfort. Attached to the SprintFrame is the injection molded EVA foam, which also houses the miCoach unit. Lastly, the outsole is made out of a soft and pliable non-marking rubber.
The Adidas AdiZero Crazy Light series has kept consistent to two aesthetic elements, one is the reflective three stripes on the ankle collar–pointing to adidas’ logo, and the second are the geometrical shapes on the upper of the shoe–all of which the Crazy Light 3’s still have. The adidas Equipment logo is found on both the center of the tongue and on the tip of the shoe’s forefoot.