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