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.
- Brand: Adidas
- Product name: Crazylight Boost Low 2016 James Harden USA
- Material: Textile/Synthetic/Rubber
- Color: White/Obsidian/Solar Red
- Jacquard upper for breathability and comfort
- Enhanced Boost technology over the full shoe length for marvelous cushioning and support
- Continental rubber outsole with multidirectional sole pattern for tremendous traction
- TPU stabilizers on the side of forefoot and heel for lockdown
- Slim fit
- Three stripes on the heel
- Harden emblem on the tongue
Adidas is one of the world`s leading manufacturers of sports equipment and is deeply rooted within the game of basketball. The brand with the three stripes changed the world of basketball sneakers drastically in the early 70s. Players of the NBA wore Converse All Stars also known as „Chucks“ up until this point, but the shoes could barely meet athlete`s requirements anymore. With the „Superstar“, Adidas released a shoe that would prove groundbreaking and revolutionary for the future of the sneaker game.
The low top „Superstar“ was built from the „Supergrip“ and was the first basketball sneaker completely made of genuine leather. This, as well as the rubber shell toe piece (hence the nickname „shell toes) made the shoe more resistant and due to the herringbone-system integrated in the sole very grippy. By the middle of the 70s about 75 percent of the league`s players wore „Superstars“ and in 1976 none other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signed a contract with Adidas. Abdul-Jabbar, the all time leader in points made the brand and the „Superstars“ as famous as his signature move – the „sky hook“. From there until the mid-80s Adidas ruled the NBA – it was „all adidas everything“!
From Superstars and Attitude to KB8
In the 80s Adidas stayed with the concept of creating shoes for centers. By the middle of the decade New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing was sporting his own signature sneaker – the „Attitude“. Following in his footsteps was defensive monster Dikembe Mutombo in the early 90s, with his very own „Mutombo“. They would end the series of Centers when they signed a rookie named Kobe Bryant in 1996. Kobe and his „KB8“ gave Adidas a major boost in all things basketball until 2002. The german company got its hoops groove back and was able to sign some of the biggest names in the game like Tracy McGrady, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.
Today, about 70 players of the NBA rock their Adidas on a nightly basis. Among them are Superstars Derrick Rose, John Wall and Damian Lillard – three explosive and spectacular Point Guards wearing their Adidas signature sneakers. This does not only add true Point Gods to the brands roster, it gives the three stripes a boost in credibility among basketball fans.
Adidas & KICKZ – impossible is nothing
Since its foundation in 1993, KICKZ has a strong cooperation with Adidas. At KICKZ, you can shop for timeless Adidas Basketball shoes like the „Superstars“ in different colorways, or the latest signature sneakers
of D-Rose, J-Wall und D-Lillard. If you are looking for warm-up gear or NBA jerseys, be it swingmen, legends or replica
– KICKZ makes it happen, because we follow the same credo as Adidas: impossible is nothing. We have been providing you with the most exclusive Adidas products for more than 20 years now. And nothing is going change that in the future!