Summary

We spent 8.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most of those who left reviews take note of how the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit Low is excellently comfortable.
  • A number of wearers say that this shoe from the Three Stripes securely locks the foot down.
  • Some wearers are so pleased with these Adidas basketball shoes that they claim it is among the best hooping kicks available in the market today.
  • A few users say that this shoe is great for both indoor and outdoor basketball.
  • Some players take note of how the Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit Low keeps their ride stable even during aggressive cuts and sprints.
  • Some reviewers comment that this shoe looks great.
  • Many reviewers note that the full-length Boost feels so good. James Harden’s third basketball shoe is also equipped with a Boost midsole.
  • Definitely more than half of those who left comments say that they are very willing to recommend this shoe to family and friends.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A considerable number of wearers report that the traction can still be improved. Ballers also have the same sentiments about the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt.
  • Quite a few reviewers felt that the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit Low runs small.
  • There are users who say that this pair of Adidas basketball shoes need some time to break in.

Bottom line

The low-top version of the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit is a great shoe that anyone can get at only around $140. This shoe is excellently comfortable and supportive according to an overwhelming number of users. In addition to that, there are reliable claims that this shoe looks good enough for casual use. There is still room for improvement, but the shoe at its current state is already a good deal.

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The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit Low is an appealing performer. Like its high-top counterpart, this pair of Adidas basketball shoes has outsoles that are made of translucent rubber. It features a multidirectional traction pattern that draws inspiration from corals.

The shoe’s midsole has full-length Boost that delivers high levels of responsiveness and impact protection. Finally, as its name implies, the upper features a figure-hugging Primeknit with forged TPU yarn.

Cushion. Like the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit, the low-top version also has full-length Boost in the midsole. It is contained in a TPU cage and further supported by an internal plate. This setup provides significant court feel and high levels of energy return.

Traction. Made of translucent rubber, the outsole of the Crazy Explosive 2017 features a pattern that gets its inspiration from the natural patterns on the surface of some coral species.

This pattern supports any type of movement at any direction. Sprints, cuts, and crossovers won’t be problem with this.

Length and Width. There are reports that say that the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit Low runs narrow. Because of this, some reviewers advise new buyers to go for at least half a size larger so they can ensure a more comfortable fit for themselves.

Lockdown. To ensure that the foot is securely locked down, this shoe from Adidas has an anatomical lace system. It’s described as anatomical because the laces conform to the contours of the foot as they wrap around it when tightened.

Having Primeknit in the upper is also one good way to get rid of extra spaces, as this material is known to hug the foot.  The Primeknit in the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Low is reinforced with forged TPU yarn, giving it durability and stability-enhancing capacities.

The Primeknit upper brings comfortable lightness to the wearer. To provide more comfort, the inside of the shoe is lined with textile. The bounciness of the full-length Bounce midsole ensures a well-cushioned ride.

The Primeknit upper’s capacity to conform to the shape of the foot does not only translate to a more supportive ride or a comfortable step; the figure-hugging upper also bestows upon the Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit Low an undeniable aesthetic appeal. It makes the foot look slim, giving wearers the confidence to rock this shoe casually.

The forged TPU yarn that is integrated with the upper structure gives the shoe its unique wavy texture. Though not everyone is expected to like the wavy effect, its iconicity is undeniable and it surely sets the shoe apart from similar others.

 
Author
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.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com