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adidas Crazy BYW X Performance Review

Three Stripes is debuting a version of the Crazy BYW X designed by artist Daniel Arsham. We talked the black one before , so we will check this one today .

For the box , it is the black simple box . nothing special.


This colorway sports a white Primeknit upper with a sock-like collar, sail overlay on the lateral side, and suede hits on the tongue. The shoe is accented with bright red hits on the tongue, toe, and outsole.

The lifestyle-friendly basketball model sits atop a podular Boost midsole inspired by Adidas’ Feet You Wear technology from the mid-’90s. You may have noticed that the Boost You Wear midsole, which is decoupled at the midfoot in the casual wear BYW, is held together by a thick shank plate in the Crazy BYW X.

For the supporting : the heel parts  features black uncaged Boost, the forefoot is caged in a TPU coating for better response and containment.That is the most changing this time .But most of the supporting is from material.You’re on a low-profile platform built to be anatomically correct and designed to really hug and hold onto your foot.

For the material :  the upper upgrades, the Crazy BYW X features a huge side panel overlaid atop the knit that should offer much more support than what is used on the off-court build. The collar also appears to be a compression knit for improved ventilation and fit over the Crazy BYW.


For the cushioning :

Boost is the best midsole of the world ,also it is the most important technology of the adidas.Crazy BYW is softer than all the shoes that are also equipped with Boost. It is better than UltraBoost, NMD, PureBoost and other running shoes, casual shoes, not to mention other Boost basketball shoes that are tied by “caged”.

The heel is really bouncy and at first and it was a bit of a distraction compared to the firmer forefoot. I felt like I was being propelled with a small spring under my heel until I got used to the setup.


For the traction  : The traction has been upgraded to multi-directional herringbone at the forefoot and just like the  Kobe 9-like pattern at the heel.Also it is  used the translucent  traction pattern , as we know , it is not easy to keep clean .It will attract more dust.So please just used the shoes indoor clean court , that is will be better .However, each time I wore the shoe after that initial day I became less and less impressed ,the grip is nice ,I was on a fast break and needed to slow down a bit so I could gather and lay the ball in, my stride was already beginning to lead into the toe so I was able to continue the play and lay the ball in, but if you are in the dusty court , it will be easy to slip.Thus, outdoor use is definitely not recommended.


Overall : actually the white one is more cool if you dont like the black one.The translucent traction with Adidas logo.also the cushion is great. though the lace system is not great , it is not easy too keep the shoes lockdown. The size is true .