The shoes are extremely comfy and have good ankle support. The only problem is that you should never use these for outdoor playing, the sole is not very durable. It is just a shame that these could have been the jwall 3.
I've been having lots of problems with basketball shoes lately (support, traction, comfort, style, etc) and these shoes FIX THEM ALL. Best shoe purchase ever. One caveat: half sizes stop at 11.5. I really, really want a 12.5, because the 12 is just too small, causing me some pain, and 13 is simply too big. Who agrees, 12.5 is needed?
I'm a die hard Nike fanatic, ever since I had started to use them I was hooked. Bought every kobe for the last couple of years . But I have noticed a serious decline in quality In the sneakers. I saw these a couple of months back and I love A Wigg so I picked them up as a novelty and as a get my feet wet experience with boost. It was the first time I played in an adidas shoe since the standard was using adiprene coushioning which I hated. May I say not only did this shoe beat all expectations and all of the good stuff I read on it but it made me a adidas costumer for life!!!!! Wow like what can I even say about this shoe that the add does not say . I have never had a more responsive , cushioned , form fitting , super comfortable shoe in my life! I will admit the aesthetics of the shoe are a bit....rustic but asides from the looks this bad boy is a hog . They were so great I bought my older father a pair; oh and he loves them too calls them the best shoe he's ever owned . This blows Nike out of the water and it absolutely crushed all the zoom units I once knew and loved , absolutely destroys any and all flyknit kicks and even tops my kobe 10; adidas, basketball shoes , you are doing it right. These are out of this world .
Great update from the previous barricade boost. This is lighter in weight and better fitting. The construction is improved. This will remain the best stability and cushioning tennis shoe until the next update. Well done Adidas!
Yes the shoe is among the best, even at this price point. Great traction. Ankle support is there without being too restrictive. Full length boost with decent court feel. But I have a HUGE gripe: I cannot get proper lock down with the Xeno upper because the laces do not grip the material. I tighten the laces and shoe immediately goes loose when released to go to the next eyelets instead of staying tight. It's very frustrating because the shoe is already on the bulky side, as a result there's movement in the toe box and mid foot. Extremely disappointed in the purchase. If you plan on playing aggressively, skip the xeno and get the primeknit...or you'll need another set of hands to lace up.
Great cushioning and stability. Considering they kept the Ultra Boost like cushioning it was stable on the court. Traction was excellent too, I just wore it once but we'll see if it holds up. But most definitely this is the shoe you need to get if you ball, regardless if it's on a professional or recreational level. I might just totally drop the Swoosh and Jumpman if adidas keeps exceeding expectations! ;)
Great cushioning but terrible traction durability. After just two league games the traction pattern on the sneaker is rubbing away. This is on an indoor wood court. Not sure how much longer the traction pattern will last. It's a soft pliable rubber that grips really nicely, but it really gets burned out. I'm a slashing guard, but the sneaker only has about 3 hours of total play time in them and they look like I've been playing with them for weeks outdoor. So all in all not sure how long the traction will last but these are the most comfortable basketball sneakers I've ever worn.
This is an honest and non-bias review from 2 weeks of daily indoor use. I've played in them at least 3 hours EVERY night for 2 weeks straight in a 24hour gym. TRACTION: This is actually my least favorite part of the shoe. I've watched many youtube reviews and read many reviews online with everyone saying the traction was amazing. For the most part, it is. Dust does not stick to the shoe and it holds up... unless you sweat or play with people that sweat a lot! When you step on a puddle of sweat... these shoes go from perfect traction.. to no traction! It's a wet surface and slipping will occur.. but even switching to my running shoes felt safer... The spacing in the coral pattern was great for avoiding dust, but lacked sufficient surface area to grip on a sweaty surface. Overall, Great Traction until you start dripping sweat. Then you're on skates the rest of the night. FIT: The fit was true to size. I wear a size 10 in nike and got these in a size 10. They fit like a glove thanks to the GEOFIT bootie. COMFORT: This is probably my favorite part of the shoe. The shoe is comfortable! The cushioning all around the shoe feels great. The GEOFIT inner bootie wraps around your feet and gives it that one to one feel. The boost was soft and it felt like a running shoe. I wish they had more boost in the forefoot. I'm a fan of the bouncy feel and they were not as impressive as I hoped. Overall my feet really enjoyed these shoes, Adidas killed it in this category! BOOST is life! MATERIALS: I am a big fan of flyknit, making me, a fan of primeknit! The material is soft and easily stretches. Adidas did a good job of using the primeknit on the shoes and applying a tighter weave where there is more stress. Once you started playing, the primeknit wasn't really a factor in the shoes performance. The shoe just felt great until someone stepped on your toes and that primeknit didn't really do much for you there. Looking forward to the hardens because of this. SUPPORT: The support is good, but not the best. The shoe did a great job containing my foot and great impact protection. I did roll my ankle a few times. No matter how tight I tied the shoes, my ankles were never felt fully secure. Wear an ankle brace if you have weak ankles. DURABILITY: The durability is definitely not there. The traction is wearing off and wears off very quickly. The primeknit is starting to show signs of wear due to continuous stepping. Do not expect to keep these shoes for years unless you rarely play. Not recommended for outdoor use. RECOMMEND? Yes, I do recommend these shoes. They suit my play style and I love the comfort. You really can't go wrong with these shoes unless the court you play on is never fully dry. If you're a guard that likes to cut and need a rigid shoe with great court feel, this may not be the shoe for you. The responsiveness is good but not great. The shoe is also a big shoe and can slow you down as a guard. OVERALL: These are currently my go to shoes. If the court starts to get wet I switch to the XXVIII's. These shoes are so comfortable it's hard not to wear them. Comfort isn't for everyone. These shoes do not have as much bounce as the Jordan XXVIII, so don't come in with super high expectations. Overall I love the shoe and love what adidas is doing. Fix the traction and this is easily the best shoe on the market. Looking forward to more from Adidas.
I love the GEOfit and how it's really comfortable for your ankles. Also LOVE FULL LENGTH BOOST it was utilized perfectly especially in this model. And last but not least the PRIMEKNIT upper of the shoes make a breathable very comfortable upper. To conclude the ADIDAS CRAZY EXPLOSIVE IS THE BEST SHOE TO PLAY BASKETBALL IN.
This is easily the most comfortable basketball shoe I've ever put on my feet. It just fits great, the boost is amazing and the design gives you great support. The primeknit design on both Andrew Wiggins models are really nice too they both could have been absolutely beautiful shoes but for whatever reason the designer decided to do the cartoon style designs on the tongue and other non prime knit parts of the upper. Such a huge mistake as a solid color would have made this adidas best looking basketball shoe ever and really with that knit it would have rivaled the Kobe 9 for the best hightop knit basketball shoe design ever. It blows hr KB9 away in comfort that's for sure.
The shoe's full length boost offers great cushioning and exceptional responsiveness. The shoe fits true to size, and the primeknit offers a great fit that conforms to your foot with use. The shoe is very supportive, while maintaining a flexible and lightweight structure for a high-top shoe. The shoe looks funky at first, but I've grown to like its interesting design. I've played in over 50 different basketball shoes, and these are the least expensive in my top 3. I would definitely recommend this shoe to anyone, regardless of position.
Best basketball shoe I have ever owned. Comfort, traction, breathable (with PK) - cant wait for the lows. I have completely switched from traditional Nike/Jordan to full Adidas. Just a better product, man.
The comfort of these is off the chart. I can't say enough about that. The reaponse is great, and the shoe hugs your ankle. Honestly amazing--now if they'd just come in Joel Embiid Sixers colors. I can dream...
so I spent about 160 USD on this size 10 Andrew Wiggins shoes, ( I had the white ultra boost size 10.5 as shown in the picture already ) , of course I will never play any outdoor basketball pick up game with these shoes cuz of the high price. However, after just 4 session of indoor basketball games ( about 6 hours total ), I was in complete shock when I noticed the lines of the outsoles just fell off. I can't believe it. the broken lines on the outsole are mainly in the heel area as shown in the pictures. anyway, I even start to look for some replacement outsole online from other online sources . If it's wear and tear, I can live with that, but the lines just broken. sigh... . And for the size, you can see it seems to be wider than the ultra boost, but the insole size seems to be similar in width. The primeknit upper is quite comfy though so I can feel it's definitely more comfortable than most sneakers including the ultra boost. All in all, the shoes got its upside, but the outsole is disappointing if not heart breaking. And in the future, I would like to see the toe box would be more natural foot shape like the other German brand of ugly shoe manufacturer starting with the letter B. you guys can google up Lebron James feet which seemed to be much deformed cuz of the pointy toe box ( sorry that I rated the Quality to be below average even though I like the shoes still, only because the unexpected wear on the outsole after 4 session of casual game )
This shoe is amazing I'm was really surprised how adidas utilized the boost in this shoe. Great combination between cushion and bounce back feel. With the primeknit throughout the shoe it's comfortable, supportive, feels better and way more durable than flyknit in my opinion.
extremely comfy, stable, breathable, and awesome traction. I think this is one of the best looking shoes on the market this season, and is priced fairly competitively for having a full boost midsole and prime knit upper. It's been a long time coming for adidas to offer a true performance on-court high top that has this much off-court swag.
Materials are beast, impact protection is 10/10, the fit is true to size and gives a nice one to one fit. Only thing that could be better is traction, but the traction is still good. Just doesn't bite like the crazylight boost 2016 or the D Rose 7.
I didn't want to write this review, but I just had to give my thoughts. Before buying the shoes, I did a lot of research and watched reviews of the shoes and thought that it would be a great fit for me because of the full length boost and the amount of boost there was in the shoe. I even tried them on before I purchased and they felt great. Traction: Perfect... Except for the rubber compound that adidas used. I've only used the shoes indoors and the rubber is fraying. I haven't even played much (For a reason), but this seems a little unacceptable. Materials: Primeknit over a Geofit inner booty. All I can say is, amazing. Cushion: Here's where things change up. It's full length boost, so it should have excellent impact protection, right? Nope; At least, not for me. After playing in them, my knees and legs began to hurt. It might just be me, but this didn't feel like full length boost. The Crazylight Boost 2016 also had full length boost, but those actually felt like full length boost. Fit: I went true to size and it was perfect. No slippage and I was locked down. I wouldn't recommend going up half a size because that would compromise the fit. I tried half a size up and there was too much extra space in the toe box. Support: Since this shoe has softer materials, the support won't be too intense. The locked down fit adds to its support. However, I felt like the shank plate was too rigid and that caused a lot of discomfort for me. Maybe if they lowered it a little and made it more flexible? Overall, I felt like this shoe didn't do it for me. I felt like it was lacking in the cushion department and that the shank plate was too rigid. My feet, knees and legs just felt terrible after playing in these. Maybe its just my pair? Maybe its just my foot shape? I know I'm having a completely different experience than most, but I just had to share my thoughts. I'll just stick to the CL16.
WOW. I am lost for words, this show is amazing, the boost super comfortable, the primeknit nice and light yet molds to your feet very well. Traction is great for cuts, didnt have to wipe once while playing ~2hrs. I play indoors. Great shoe, tempted to get another for everyday use tbh. This shoe is just amazing, love the design, they are eye catchers for sure. Keep it up 3 Stripes!
The shoe is fantastic. I would say durability is an issue, but that is the same as literally any shoe on the market today. Yes the outside will fray, no it didn't affect me at all and I am a crossover, quick guard. Traction was great overall, not perfect but great. Cushion is fantastic, despite what others here have said, this is the softest of the boost set-ups and its phenomenal. The prime knit is also great, and the inner bootie compliments it greatly. The fit is great, best fitting Adidas shoe in a long time. I didn't get any blisters or cuts, but I wear long socks always. Also this shoe will fit an ankle brace better than any other shoe. Overall could the shoe have been more durable? Sure, but no shoe really is anymore. It is a great buy and I will be looking forward to picking up a couple of extra pairs of the Crazy Explosive.
Very comfortable and surprisingly supportive. Defintely the best basketball shoe I've ever worn. The PK upper takes absolutely zero break in time. I thought the 4 point lace system was not going to work, but is executed perfectly and keeps you locked in. Heel counter also keeps you from feeling any heel slippage - something I experienced with the Crazylight Boost Low 2016s. Full-length Boost is definitely felt throughout for maximum comfort. As for the outsole, it's not Continental, but it works. I felt no experience of slipping or sliding during hard cuts. Overall the shoe is very low profile and you can feel every millimeter of your foot on the court. No rocking or rollover sensation. I think adidas hit a home-run with the Crazy Explosive PK. Price point is awesome and, in my opinion, a great valued, best bang for your buck basketball shoe.
These have got to be the most comfortable basketball shoes I have ever worn. The primeknit and inner booty (Geofit) is like a nice form fitting sock for your feet. It actually grooves to the shape of your feet over time. The boost is hands down the best cushion in the market right now and is plush and bouncy. These really are the ultra boost of the basketball shoe line up. Lockdown is great in this shoe.. No heel slippage and my toes did not smash into the toe box like how it does in the D Rose 7. As for fit, the fit is true to size. It works well for people with wide feet. If you actually feel the outer sole, such as when you wipe dust off, you'll notice just how wide these shoes are. Now here is the biggest issue with what could have been the greatest basketball shoe to date. The durability of the outer sole is really REALLY bad. Very poor quality. Ive been playing in these for about two weeks and I only play indoors on wood floor. There are already major signs of wear and tear, some parts of the heel area have already completely ripped off. There are like two other reviews that say this and show pictures, and I believe those two guys play indoors as well. I already feel the traction fading away and im sure in another few weeks it may even be bald. Overall, these are awesome shoes and definitely the most comfortable on the market right now. Everything was perfect except the durability of the outsoles. If Adidas used a different rubber compound and used the traction pattern of the D Rose 7 on these Crazy explosives then we have a clear hall of fame basketball shoe. My advice - don't even think about playing with these outside. Almost perfect, almost.
Currently I play in the Kyrie 2 and Jordan CP3 IX which are both great shoes but I was looking for something that is more comfortable for my wide feet and has a better cushion. At first the Crazy Explosives were great: The lacing system provides good lock down, the upper primeknit is comfortable especially for wide feet. Support and the Boost are fantastic – maybe one of the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Unfortunately, Adidas ruined this sneaker with a low quality outer sole. Traction was good at first (doesn’t get close to the Kyrie 2 or Jordan CP3 IX), but after 2 hours of playing I started sliding around on the hardwood floor like on ice skates (wiping didn’t help). The outer sole pattern started to fall apart and the whole sole itself is a dirt magnet. If your name is Andrew Wiggins and you get a new pair of Crazy Explosives for every game this show is great otherwise not worth the $150. I really wanted to like this shoe – but the low quality outer sole with declining traction is a deal breaker. I also tested the D Rose 7 which has a far better traction and durable materials (but runs to narrow for wide feet).
I wanted to like this shoe. Aesthetically it speaks to me. But first time stepping on the floor I had some major problems. Traction is fine, but having played in a ton of basketball shoes it doesn't touch '11, '13 hyperdunk or Kobe 9. The whole shoe has an inner liner, so I don't know if the primeknit is all necessary. The laces don't stay locked down in the middle unless you work hard for it. The boost doesn't feel like boost, it felt hard. Maybe I got a bad pair? Still the aesthetics are killer, so thats hard to pass up. But from a performance stand point, I'm pretty disappointed.
Possibly the most comfortable shoes I've ever had on my feet, whether for basketball or not. Boost is awesome but unfortunately they come with a tissue paper thin insole. And seeing as how the cushion thins out at the ball of the foot, I recommend putting a thicker one in if you decide to buy. Biggest problem however is the traction. Initially it's incredible, not very squeaky but the pattern makes it incredible nonetheless. But then after about three weeks of strictly indoor play it starts to fray and goes downhill fast. Now I can pretty much expect to slide. Hopefully there'll be a version in the future with a more durable traction but until then it's not worth $150.