Who should buy Adidas Crazy 1 ADV

Adidas Crazy 1 ADV, Kobe series sneaker is ideal if you look for:

  • lifestyle sneaker, that can also work as a basketball or a workout companion
  • sleek and luxurious sneaker with a sock-like fit, to pair with a sporty or casual outfit

Adidas Crazy 1 ADV logo

Sock-like fit of Adidas Crazy 1 ADV

Lace-up closure allows a snug fit, the neoprene cleatie construction contributes to its optimal and sock-like fit.

Adidas Crazy 1 ADV collar

Mix of materials for maxed comfort

These sneakers play with a mix of materials through the use of a neoprene cleatie and a soft leather lining. It sits on a dual-density polyurethane midsole with a “pinched-on-the-side” detailing.

Adidas Crazy 1 ADV back

Long-lasting comfort

It offers a premier look and feel with its nubuck upper and leather overlays to ensure long-lasting comfort. The dual-density polyurethane outsole brings enhanced comfort to the shoe and quick break-in time.

Adidas Crazy 1 ADV front

History of the Adidas Crazy 1 ADV

Originally dubbed as “The KOBE” during its release in 2000, the shoe was revolutionary because it retained not a single element of its previous collection. Instead, it featured a whole new silhouette. Adidas decided to partner with its fellow German company, Audi, in creating a revamped Kobe line. The design looks quite similar to the Audi TT Roadster. The KOBE carried a design and innovations that were provocative, controversial, and unique. 

Adidas Crazy 1 ADV laces

What contributed to the success of the shoe was the simultaneous success of Kobe Bryant. The basketball player made an average of 28 points during this season, earning his team a slot in the finals against Indiana Pacers. Despite having an ankle injury during one game, it didn’t keep Kobe away from earning a championship ring. It was his first out of the five championships that he had won.

Adidas Crazy 1 ADV sole

As Kobe parted ways with Adidas after the KOBE II, the brand decided to shelf the shoe. It made its resurgence in 2013 and named it the Crazy 1.

Adidas Crazy 1 ADV top

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Adidas Originals, Adidas Crazy
Colorways: Black / Grey / White / Purple / Blue
Special editions: 1 special edition
SKUs: AQ0319 / AQ0320 / AQ0321 / B37562 / B37566 / BY4369 / BY4370 / CQ0979 / CQ0981 / CQ0982

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.