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Bounce is preferred by those wearers who think Boost is too soft. The Rip City star Damian Lillard, for example, who likes the cushioning so much that he switched from Adiprene+ to Bounce cushioning. It is, therefore, not a surprise that the fifth Dame Lillard signature shoe from Adidas carries the Bounce technology.
But Boost is life for some. They are accustomed to the responsiveness of a full-length Boost midsole, and they are expected to choose James Harden’s third Adidas signature shoe over the Crazy Bounce and other similar sneakers.
Cushion. The Adidas Crazy Bounce features a full-length Bounce cushion. This technology involves active elastic cells that cushion the foot when it lands and returns energy upon take off–making the shoe feel “bouncy.” The cushion offers impact protection on the heel and responsiveness on the forefoot. An extended outrigger is also integrated into the shoe’s base to give the shoe stability.
Traction. The shoe features a full-length herringbone pattern. The grooves are quite deep and protruded which creates better friction between the shoe and the court. The outsole is described as soft and thick. Thus, the Crazy Bounce can definitely be used outdoors.
Length and Width. With regards to the shoe's size, the Adidas Crazy Bounce receives mixed reviews. Some reviewers felt that shoe runs long, while others complained that it runs small. Therefore, it is advised that you try out a pair in your local shoe store before purchasing.
Lockdown. Lockdown on the Crazy Bounce is mainly dependent on the shoe’s cleatie construction, as the tight fit hugs the foot into place. When the laces are tightened, the leather heel counter clasps the foot from the heel to the ankle. At the same time, the midsole peak clamps the foot laterally to ensure no internal slippage.
From forefoot to midfoot, Adidas Crazy Bounce’s upper is seamless as the shoe uses a half-bootie construction. The tongue is separated from the cleatie for optimal cuffing on the ankles. The upper is made of a foam-backed mesh with fused overlays and synthetic leather in high-stress areas. Synthetic leather is used in the collar wings for rigidity and support. A TPU plate is found on the midfoot for a stable foundation for the foot.
The midsole uses Adidas’ Bounce cushion technology, a revolutionary cushion created for optimal responsiveness. The outsole, on the other hand, uses solid rubber for durability.
Many compare the shoe’s look with the Adidas D Rose 773 V, as they have the same traction pattern, midsole, and silhouette. The Crazy Bounce’s upper, however, is paneled differently and is marked with three vertical stripes on the ankle collar, instead of the forefoot. The shoe has more than ten colorways. The most popular being the “USA” colorway, which was debuted by Harrison Barnes in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The shoe has the word “bounce” on the lateral side of the midsole. It also has the Adidas Equipment logo on the tongue, the midfoot plate, and the outsole.