Thanks to the good folks at Adidas Canada I was able to get my hands on the highly anticipated Adidas Crazy Light Boost well ahead of it’s scheduled release date of September 1st. I was extremely excited when the door bell rang and the UPS dude came through with the box.
A peek inside reveled a sweet looking colorway of blue, black and gold combination that immediately made me want to try them on.
One the first things I look for in a quality basketball shoe right way is it’s weight and from first touch the Crazy Lights lived-up to their name, weighing at only 11.6 ounces. After a couple of days of rocking them as regular waking, styling and profiling kicks during the NCAA/CIS series in the Nations Capital (Ottawa) I decided to take these bad boys for a real spin, by hitting the blacktop for some jumpers on a hot and sunny mid-afternoon.
After lacing them up and getting straight to it, the first thing that become evident is just how much support and comfort you have with the Crazy light boost, specially in the mid-sole and heel of the shoe where a lot of impact and punishment takes place. One the other areas of focus for me is always ankle support, an area which the CrazyLights also handle well with a solid mid-ankle support good enough for most players needs. An After a solid and sweaty 20 minute workout which included a few wind-sprints to test myself and the responsiveness of the shoe it’s fair to say that Adidas has scored big by bringing their game-changing Boost technology to their basketball line-up.
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Retail Price: $140.00
Jamal Murray Adidas Crazy Explosive Nuggets 50th Year Anniversary Editon
Celebrating 50 years of Denver Nuggets basketball, professional custom shoe designer Jimmy Conca (Conca Designs) partnered with the Nuggets and Adidas delivering the first of four custom pairs celebrating the team’s long history from the ABA to the NBA. Each of the unique, custom shoe releases will represent a decade of Nuggets history. Interestingly enough, Conca selected Nuggets Rookie and rising Canadian basketball player Jamal Murray’s Crazy Explosive Adidas Kicks for the special occasion.
Below are more images of these exclusive kicks which featured the Nuggets both original primary and secondary ABA logos, pay homage to the 70’s era of basketball and the origins and culture of one the ABA charter franchises.
Kobe’s New Nike ‘Barcelona’ Sneakers Kick Game With Soccer
Italy may be the European country that the Philly born Los Angeles Laker legend Kobe Bryant was raised, but he spent some of his days in the Spanish city of Barcelona too.
And now the greatest player the NBA has ever seen not named Magic or Mike has retired he won’t stop like Basketball or Jordan’s when it comes to his Nike trainers. His latest range of Elite 11 ‘Mambacurial’ sneakers kicking it with soccer.
Following in the cleat steps of his Brazil carnival ready last ‘curials, that joined the Rio 2016 Olympic party come the Barcelona’s. And in dark red and blue that Spider-Man would be proud of these yellow trimmed court slingers may be Kobe and Nike’s most classic composition since the Beethoven or what could have been Charlotte colorways. But from Turkish Airline partner Lionel Messi to their Spanish sister basketball team these new Kobe’s are for F.C. Barcelona.
The Kobe Elite Lows, especially the 11’s (note the number) look like soccer shoes anyway…so it’s only fitting these Bara soles are part of the uniform collection. Not to plug or to pun but rocking these Nikes really feel like walking on air, so you know that the best line since Jordan’s can toe the one between basketball and football.
Add some studs and you could see these kicks in the Nou Camp come new season. But you know Barca’s best will wear them off the floor too. Also, now none of Messi’s Kobe competing, city-to-city selfies will be complete without what’s on his feet. And when it comes to Kobe Bryant’s extended European family, you know his Gasol brother has to be sent a pair. It’s the least for his feet following his hand of Basketball God’s punch gave a struggling Spanish side the Olympic Bronze for their nation out in South America this Summer.
These latest colourways are available to rock come the end of the week on September 8th. And the navy and crimson, black and orange trimmed Barcelona has us singing its praises in opera house tones like Queen’s late, great Freddie Mercury. Fit for a King, even LeBron has to give it up for the new Kobe’s. The capital city of Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain will never look the same. Now Las Ramblas is really going to have the colour of the city walking down it.
Even if those steps belong to someone bouncing the ball in a whole different way.
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