Verdict from 11 experts and 19 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A lot of users agree that the Adidas AdiPure CrazyQuick has excellent traction.
  • Most wearers love how the new Techfit upper provides flexibility, comfort, support, lockdown, and a snug fit.
  • Majority of the reviewers observe that the Puremotion+ midsole renders more natural feet movement and give a better on-court feel.
  • Like the Kyrie 5, most note that these basketball shoes allow quick moves which suit grounded-type players well.
  • Almost all the wearers enjoy the flexibility and grip of the segmented outsole.
  • A good number of buyers comment that the Adidas CrazyQuick is lightweight.
  • Most have remarked that ventilation is not an issue since the shoes are breathable.
  • The shoes fit true to size, according to the majority of those who have worn it.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A few users complained that the Adidas AdiPure CrazyQuick is too narrow and has poor ankle support.
  • Some buyers commented that these basketball shoes from the Three Stripes are hard to clean.
  • Durability is a concern because a good number of testers noticed immediate wear on the outsole after switching from indoor to outdoor courts. Players also have the same complaint about the Nike Hyperdunk X.
  • Almost all the reviewers noted that the CrazyQuick lacks forefoot cushioning.

Bottom line

Overall, the Adidas AdiPure CrazyQuick is a great performance basketball shoe that is best suited for fast-paced guards who play on their toes and perform swift and agile moves. The TechFit upper, re-engineered SprintFrame, next-generation Puremotion+, and segmented outsole deliver quick, natural, and balanced movements.

If you are the type of player who likes to make power moves, take a lot of jump shots, or value cushioning, then this may not be the right shoe for you.

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Good to know

The Adidas AdiPure Crazyquick was specifically designed to address a player’s desire to become quicker on the court. The technology gives athletes controlled flexibility, better traction, and optimal foot lockdown to execute swift moves that improve performance.

The Crazyquick endured the most extensive research and testing of any Adidas basketball sneaker. To develop the technology, the Adidas Innovation Team examined more than 1,000  basketball movements and tested the shoe’s performance with elite athletes. The shoes debuted on the feet of Washington Wizards star John Wall, who has his own edition of the shoe, and will also be worn on-court by Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers.

Cushion.The Adidas AdiPure CrazyQuick features a re-engineered Sprintframe and next-generation Puremotion+. The Sprintframe construction provides stability and speed and creates a lightweight and supportive chassis. It also has a new heel-stabilizing element for a greater range of motion during quick movements. The Puremotion+ midsole mimics the natural motion of the bare foot for greater traction, flex, and speed.

The forefoot is supported by dual-density EVA for step-in comfort and long-lasting support.

Traction. The Adidas AdiPure CrazyQuick outsole technology features 4 innovative quick zones with multi-directional herringbone pattern and 17 pods to absorb shock and diffuse impact.

The quick zones play specific roles allowing athletes to be quicker:

  • Toe Zone for adaptive takeoff flex and traction. This zone delivers quicker push-off through engineered gradual flex material with forward and backward traction orientation.
  • Forefoot Zone for stretch return with lateral grip. This zone ensures quick cuts and aggressive lateral movements through independent suspension allowed by increased outsole flexibility and lateral traction orientation.
  • Midfoot Zone for enhanced support and stability. This zone provides improved support through an increased surface area. It also has lateral traction orientation that provides stability while allowing the foot to flex.

Heel Zone for responsive multi-directional stopping. This zone allows quick multi-directional stopping through engineered flexibility with forward and backward traction orientation.

Length and Width. The Adidas AdiPure CrazyQuick fits true to size and buyers are advised to go with their normal shoe size.

Lockdown. The lacing system is slightly asymmetrical which allows the three stripes to wrap around the top of the forefoot to provide extra lockdown and support. It is designed with synthetic overlays (including the three stripes) which keep your foot locked to the footbed. The Sprintframe chassis fully wraps the heel and extends to the midfoot. The heel and midfoot are completely locked in place. Reviewers found that the overall fit and lockdown are nearly perfect.

“We knew we needed an upper that stretched and worked along with the bottom segment of the shoe and Techfit was the perfect fit for this,” Adidas Global Innovative Head Al Van Noy said in an interview.

The Adidas AdiPure CrazyQuick features the first ever Techfit upper that is engineered specifically for a naturally flexible support and a seamless sock-like fit. This enhances stability while providing stretch and return for comfort and performance. The material is also moisture wicking and well ventilated.

The mid-cut design of the Adidas AdiPure CrazyQuick does a great job of providing a supportive feel while not restricting movement. It has a padded 3D-molded collar with dual ankle notches that provide contoured fit and comfort. At just 11.25 ounces, this is one of the lightest mid-cut basketball shoes.

With a wide variety of colorways to choose from, the CrazyQuick is very sleek and stylish. You’ll be able to show off your lightning fast moves in these bold and buzzworthy sneakers.


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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.