Adidas is on a mission. Fullfilling a mission to make all athletes better through passion, science and the relentless pursuit of innovation. There is always room for improvement, and you could literally see the changes in performance with every new shoe coming out. The D Rose 5 Boost – check. The Lillard 2 – check. Crazylight Boost 2.5 – check. Now it's time for Adidas to present the CRAZYLIGHT BOOST 2016 LOW! It seems the company with the three stripes has acknowledged the increasing importance of performance ability – therefore they have equipped the latest Crazylight with as much Boost as never ever before. With even more than the Ultra Boost. A cushioning spread over the whole length, which absorbs impact and turns it into explosive quickness, is a key-element with this one. An explosive first step is essential and thoroughly supported due to the shoe's lightweight design and already mentioned cushioning. With the sole being harder than the usual, iconic Adidas one, additional stability is added to the mix.
All the positive cushioning aspects aside: If the shoe does not bring it, all the time invested in innovative technologies and research might just been a waste of time. Bad traction equals bad performance – that's the deal. But thankfully the Crazylight Boost 2016 Low doesn't want to be associated with any of that. A Continental rubber outsole combined with a multidirectional sole pattern ensures a dependable and non-slip footing. The TPU stabilizors on the side of the shoe and heel area function as an allegorical insurance, assuring a marvelous lockdown. It's as close as you can get, without losing the demanded comfort a sneaker has to offer these days. Speaking about comfort, the Jacquard upper – which was used when designing the Lillard 2 – combines a cozy and stabilized fit. Considering all these innovations, James Harden might not be hurt all too much not having his signature shoe released for the upcoming season. You might just see him drop over 30 points a game with this masterpiece. And maybe even make his team a play-off contender again. Thanks to the circumstances, player and shoe should make a devastating combination. If James Harden didn't decide against playing at the Rio Olympics, we would have seen him rock these shoes and cause mayhem. The CRAZYLIGHT BOOST LOW 2016 JAMES HARDEN USA is adorned by the colors of the Dream Team, iconicly representing the United States. White upper combined with red and blue accents – being topped off with James Harden's logo on the tongue. James' personal American dream.