Who should buy the Adidas Crazy BYW X

The Crazy BYW X is an Adidas Originals model that crosses over to performance basketball. The Crazy BYW X features a dual traction pattern, and a combination of translucent and solid rubber outsole, which never fails to deliver the court grip wearers need. You'd want this pair because:

  • You're looking for a pair that has a powerful lacing system that would give support on your explosive games.
  • You're into big personality shoes and design.

Adidas Crazy BYW X logo red

Adidas' midsole technology for Crazy BYW X

The responsiveness of the Adidas Crazy BYW X comes from the Boost cushioning in its midsole. The forefoot area has thinner Boost for better court feel.

Adidas Crazy BYW X midsole

The Boost at the heel is thicker for impact protection and comfort. This shoe model is also the first to have a black Boost at the heel. For a fluid heel-to-toe transition, the midfoot has a torsion plate.

Adidas Crazy BYW X midsole heel

Stable outsole setup of  Crazy BYW X

The outsole of the Crazy BYW X features a herringbone traction at the forefoot and a heat-mapped pattern at the heel. The rubber compound is part solid and part translucent.

Adidas Crazy BYW X outsole

This setup is approved by a lot of reviewers as it provides better control for multidirectional footwork. The midfoot has a torsional plate and outriggers for stability.

Strong secure lockdown

Aside from its one-to-one fit, the Adidas Crazy BYW X has a lacing system that is anchored on strong nylon cables that are attached to the midsole. When the laces are tightened, the cables grasp the foot better, further enhancing the shoe’s fit.

Adidas Crazy BYW X laces

The compression collar helps hold the foot down and secure it for side-to-side movements. The medial side of the shoe has a TPU piece which provides additional support.

Adidas Crazy BYW X collar

Durable construction of Adidas Crazy BYW X

The upper of the Adidas Crazy BYW X is made of soft and form-fitting deconstructed knit and mesh. This setup help wick away moisture, and provide a comfort and flexible ride.

Adidas Crazy BYW X forefoot

The side panels have nubuck and suede overlays to give the shoe durability. The “adidas” callout is sandwiched between the Trefoil and Equipment Range logos at the top of the tongue.

Adidas Crazy BYW X mid

Adidas Crazy BYW X's exquisite style

The Adidas Crazy Boost You Wear X is a low-top basketball shoe with a futuristic design and classic Boost cushioning. This shoe model is reported to be the revival of the Feet You Wear series made famous by Kobe Bryant in 1997 when he was still with Adidas. The top of the tongue and the ankle collar have dainty pull tabs to provide ease in putting on and removal.

Adidas Crazy BYW X toe

On the Adidas website, a number of wearers posted photos on how they wore the shoe. They pair it with short pants, blue jeans, black pants, and camouflage long pants. There is even one who wore the Crazy BYW X with tattered jeans.

Adidas Crazy BYW X ankle

Facts / Specs

Weight: 371g
Top: High
Lockdown: Lace-Up, Slip-On
Collection: Adidas Crazy
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / White / Blue / Red
SKUs: B41858 / B42240 / B42244 / B42246 / DB2742 / EE5998 / EE5999 / EE6005 / EE8688 / G27805

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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.