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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.
Cushion. 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.
Traction. 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.
Length and Width. The Mad Bounce fits true to size. Although some users noticed that the shoe is narrow in the midfoot, regular footers can go with their standard Adidas basketball shoe size. On the other hand, wide footers can go half a size up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The shoe was initially released in three colorways. It also has the option for customization on the Adidas website.
These budget Adidas basketball shoes are available in several hues.
- Core Black/White/Semi Froen Yellow
- Footwear White/Chalk Pearl/Crystal White
- Light Solid Grey/Grey/Cloud White
- Power Red/White/Burgundy
- Utility Black/Core Black/Grey