adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit REVIEW: Damn Right It’s Explosive

Welcome to my adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit review! Once again, another awesome adidas release. This is seriously their year and this yet again proves it. So let’s find out what this one is best for.

I’ll talk about the shoe’s tech specs, performance, comfort, materials and decide it it’s worth the price. Let’s start the adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit review!

 

SPEC SHEET


WEIGHT: 426.4 g. /15.04 oz
TYPE: HIGH TOP
RETAIL PRICE: $150
TECH: BOOST, PRIMEKNIT
FIT: TRUE TO SIZE
COLORWAYS: 8+
MY RATING: 9.5/10
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THE TECH


Crazy Eplosive Primeknit: Side

BOOST

Adidas’s #1 cushion setup is featured in a full-length fashion on the Crazy Explosive. And this time, there’s so much of it, it almost feels addictive to play in. Ultra soft and bouncy stuff this time.

PRIMEKNIT

The upper of the shoe is pure Primeknit. You don’t get this type of setup often. And when you do, this is how it should be done. Super soft, super comfortable, super light and super awesome.

 

FIT


AMAZING

Most of the time with adidas (at least from my experience), their shoes seem to be quite firm and sturdy, lots of them don’t fit true to size. The D Rose line is a great example. This time however, this is a complete opposite.

Thanks to an amazing Primeknit upper, a proper one-to-one fit, super pleasant BOOST cushioning and a soft inner bootie that wraps around your foot like a glove – I think this may be the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever played in.

PERFORMANCE


CUSHIONCrazy Eplosive Primeknit: Outsole

Full-length BOOST that isn’t caged too much. That results in EXTREMELY soft, bouncy, plush and responsive cushion setup. This shoe is so much fun to play in because of that. Lots of impact protection, everything still feels stable because of the TPU layer covering BOOST.

I gotta say this is a bit too much for my own play style. I am very explosive, attack-orientated guy who jumps and runs a lot. I do like lots of cushioning, but this was a bit over the top for me. It just slowed down some movements a tad bit. But that’s not an issue – if you’re a fan of this type of setup, maybe you’re a very big/heavy guy, then this is a gold standard.

TRACTION

There’s nothing wrong with the shoe’s traction, besides durability. I really wanted these to be durable to try that amazing cushion setup outdoors, but it sadly seems that the rubber compound on these is super weak.

Apart from that, they grip the floor nicely, you stop very quickly, no sliding, no wiping needed. If you’ll play indoors, thesCrazy Eplosive Primeknit: Backe are fine.

SUPPORT

For support, these feel a little different from your typical adidas shoe (which is extremely supportive and sturdy). Support heavily relies on the fit this time. Then there’s a TPU plate inside the midsole for torsional support and the shoe’s forefoot are is very wide which offers stability.

I didn’t have any complaints with the support of this shoe. I did feel safe and confident while doing something aggressive. This is probably not the best option for someone who tends to roll their ankles a lot. That’s because the ankle collar is very soft, but apart from that, everything’s fine.

 

UPPER


PURE PRIMEKNITCrazy Eplosive Primeknit: Primeknit Close-Up

The upper is Primeknit. That’s all you need to know. It’s awesome. Incredibly awesome. Of course, Primeknit isn’t durable or supportive, but fans of soft materials will LOVE these.

That’s how you make a Primeknit upper. No Fuse, no plastic, gimmicks, no break-in time. Just pure knit. Comfort at its finest.

 

PRICE VS. QUALITY


QUALITY WINS

These retail at $150 which is considered as adidas’s more expensive shoe. But at the end of the day, for what you’re getting, this is definitely a solid deal.

BOOST, Primeknit, great performance… Quality wins this one over price.

 

FINAL VERDICT


So the Crazy Explosive Primeknit was a unique shoe to me. And it’s awesome in pretty much every aspect.

Unrivalled comfort, unbelievably soft cushion, great traction for outdoor play, solid support with mobility in mind an amazing Primeknit upper. The only gripe is this is an indoor-only shoe.

For being what it is, most player positions could wear these. Guards, forwards, even centers. If you like to have a lot of bounce and you’re a fan of soft uppers, this is it.

Crazy Eplosive Primeknit: Front

+ COMFORT IS LIKE NO OTHER SHOE

+ SUPER SOFT AND BOUNCY, YET STABLE CUSHION

SOLID SUPPORT & LOCKDOWN WITH LOTS OF MOBILITY

 TRACTION AND THE UPPER IS WEAK FOR OUTDOOR PLAY

 

WHERE DO I GET IT?


AMAZON

I currently see the biggest variety, sizes and best prices on Amazon. I always order from Amazon and made a cool little summary why. Check this out, if you’re not familiar.

WHY YOU SHOULD BY ON AMAZON

  • Extremely fast shipping (1-3 days)
  • Free shipping most of the time
  • You can return the shoes to get your money back
  • Very fast & easy buying process
  • Lots of sales and discounts

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That’s it for the adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit review! I seriously enjoy playing in these and even though this may not be my cup of tea, it sure as hell could be for you. Check out the D Rose 7 Primeknit, another masterpiece by adidas.

If you’re a fan of low tops, there’s a Crazy Explosive Low now. Check the review out!