Crazylight Boost Shoes
Great shoe but would like to have boost all through the shoe like the drose5. I recommend it and there was not much slipping on dusty courts but with a good wipe of the shoe your ready to go. I would personally want to get the drose5 and see the difference because of the boost throughout the forefoot. Does run true to size. They are a high price for only having boost in the heel but personally I would rather pick up the drose5 to get the full experience of the boost foam in a basketball shoe.
October 21, 2014
Not very good
Really disappointed with this shoe, especially because of how good they could have been. The traction was not good on dusty courts. Slipped and fell 3 or 4 times in my high school gym the other day which is dustier than most courts. The lockdown was awesome and it is a very supportive shoe. The boost in the heel felt great but the foam in the forefoot was very thin and most people on my team thought it was uncomfortable. They do fit true to size, but overall definitely not worth buying.
October 12, 2014
If you want a REAL review...
I never want to say the words "don't buy" on the adidas website, but I have to, for these shoes. Don't buy these shoes online. I'd highly recommend that you go to your local foot locker/finish line/champs/dick's/etc. and try them on yourself. I first tried them in black, and I didn't like how it applied pressure my toes like the very first adizero crazy light lows. I tried them in red, and it immediately hurt my forefoot like the Pro Model Zeros. I finally tried the Damian Lillard signature crazy light boost, and they fit perfectly. If there is a colorway that you cannot find, you could try them in store in another colorway, and order online, but still it's a 50/50 chance that it will or will not fit to your preference.
As far as the cushioning, it's great from the heel to the forefoot, but then the cushioning is non-existent in the balls of your feet.
The ankle lockdown is amazing. I could stop on a dime with these shoes, I'm not sure if it's because I'm playing on clean courts.
I also was demo'd a pair of insoles that were particularly engineered for basketball, so it boosted the cushioning and ankle support.
My style of play is very elusive, so step-backs, in and outs, and off-the-ball screens/baseline cuts are perfect in these shoes.
If you like to slash, I'd recommend you get something more high-cut, like the D-Rose's or those boxing shoes that other brands are claiming to be basketball shoes. Two NBA players (Marcus Smart, Ricky Rubio) sprained their ankles on a euro-step with these shoes and it doesn't matter what brand of sneakers you wear, that style of play is injury-prone.
I'd recommend these shoes for sharp-shooters and post-up type of players. You will get shin splints in these shoes if you mimmick your style of play to that of D-Rose, Russell Westbrook, or anybody who runs full-speed and jumps to high-capacity on every possession.
Overall, I love these shoes, aesthetically. The material feels like you're wearing a sock, kind of like the Crazy Quicks. The traction has been fine for me, but I play indoors only. I wouldn't wear these shoes for outdoor play. Most of the bball shoes I've bought from adidas left my ankles sore after long sessions. These are a relief compared to my past adidas sneakers.
These shoes are THE best Adidas Bball release this year. I kinda wished they had a miadidas customization feature. I hope next time around they extend the amount of boost in the shoe, like the D-Rose. Boost is the future of cushioning, and if they perfect the design, next year's releases will have the most comfortable basketball shoes among all brands, hands down.
Basically, these are must-have, but the fit is a hit or miss. So, try them on in-store.
November 20, 2014
Very good shoes
I just got them and I've got to say the boost is real nice and has good grips. The boost isn't only good for a push it helps your feet to not hurt. So over al they are AWESOME!
December 4, 2014
December 11, 2014
They look very nice.
I do not try on yet but I will.
October 14, 2014