Who should buy the Adidas Crazy Explosive

The Adidas Crazy Explosive is a solid option if:

  • You are after a well-cushioned shoe to reduce the risk of foot fatigue and stress.
  • A basketball shoe that could snugly hug your foot is what you prefer.
  • You are looking for a shoe that allows ample air circulation for a healthier foot environment.

Adidas Crazy Explosive Upper

Who should not buy the Adidas Crazy Explosive

Look elsewhere if a shoe that you could tightly tie quickly is what you prefer. Some players observed that the lacing system of this Adidas basketball shoe is not so user-friendly. The Adidas Pro Bounce 2018 might fit the bill. Also, look past this model if a shoe that could last long is what you are after. The Pro Bounce Madness 2019 is a strong candidate.

Adidas Crazy Explosive Not Buy

A well-cushioned ride

The Adidas Crazy Explosive features the first-ever full-length Boost midsole in a basketball sneaker. Almost all users just love the plush and responsive feel of this cushioning. Moreover, this cushioning setup provides enhanced comfort, energy return, and impact protection.

The midsole is also wrapped by a TPU roll cage along the lateral side for stability and is supported by a full-length infinity-shaped torsion plate. This setup helps fine-tune the Boost cushioning. The full-length Boost is also implemented in James Harden’s third sneaker.

Adidas Crazy Explosive Midsole

Odd lacing system

A small number of owners notice that it’s hard to get a good lockdown due to the shoe's odd lacing system.

Attack the basket with this traction

Designed around the playing style of Golden State Warriors’ rising star Andrew Wiggins, the Crazy Explosive has a digitally mapped “Power Traction” for a controlling grip for jabs or, in Wiggins’ case, signature baseline spin moves and plant-to-a-tomahawk dunk. The outsole's multi-directional pattern enhances the shoe's grip and stability on hardwood courts. That said, many reviewers applauded the reliable surface bite of this basketball shoe. They also observed that its underside requires minimal wiping.

Adidas Crazy Explosive Outsole

The comfiness of the Adidas Crazy Explosive

Hordes of players gave the Adidas Crazy Explosives high scores for the overall comfiness it provides.

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Not so sturdy

A good number of owners report that some eyelets of this Adidas pair broke just after a few months while some users observe that the outsole started to peel off just after a few weeks.

Fits like a glove

The Adidas Crazy Explosive features an extended GeoFit cleatie. This anatomical foam construction conforms to the foot over time. The effect is a glove-like fit that allows for a tight but comfortable fit. A lot of the wearers noted that this shoe fits perfectly.

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Light and well-ventilated upper

Some wearers applauded this basketball shoe for its lightweight nature, thanks to its full neoprene upper. The Crazy Explosive also includes a GeoFit cleatie that provides enhanced breathability.

Tough access

Like Nike’s Hypedunk X, some sneakerheads report that the Adidas Crazy Explosive is hard to put on.

Supportive and versatile

A good number of buyers noted that these Adidas shoes provide good support, especially in the ankle area, and can be used in other sporting activities.

Adidas Crazy Explosive Ankle

Offbeat yet gorgeous aesthetic

The unconventional silhouette of the Crazy Explosive purposely draws reactions. Also, the shoe comes in a variety of colorways and has a model that features a Primeknit upper.

Adidas Crazy Explosive Style

The Adidas Crazy Explosive's lacing system

The anatomical lace system wraps the entire foot. This lacing system relieves pressure and provides an enhanced locked-down fit.

Adidas Crazy Explosive Lace

Facts / Specs

Weight: 17.5oz
Top: High
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Adidas Crazy
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / Pink / Grey / Red / Blue / White
Special editions: 2 special editions

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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.