Adidas Crazy BYW X Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$179.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
2/2018
Outdoor Rating:
0%
# of Reviews:
3
Traction
 
8.0
Cushion
 
9.0
Material
 
9.3
Support
 
8.7
Fit
 
8.8
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Premium materials
  • Great fit for narrow feet

CONS:

  • Hefty price tag
  • Traction is not very durable

Summary of 3 Expert Reviews:

The Adidas Boost You Wear (BYW) X is a modern performance-basketball version of the old Adidas Feet You Wear line. The herringbone traction pattern performs very well out-of-the-box, but starts to fray and pick up dust quickly. Some reviewers didn't like the decoupled feeling of the forefoot and heel: The uncaged Boost cushioning in the heel is very soft and comfortable, but the forefoot is much firmer and responsive because the Boost is completely caged here. Materials are premium and comfortable and support is surprisingly solid. Overall, the opinions on the Adidas BYW X are split, some reviewers feel like they are Adidas' best performance basketball shoes, other feel they are flawed and overpriced.
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

9.8
The Sole Brothers
I really like everything about the Adidas Crazy BYW X. The performance is great and should work well for players of all positions.
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8.7
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I think the Crazy BYW X is very good, but the traction definitely could be better.
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7.8
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Overall, the performance of the Adidas BYW X is solid. But the uneven ride and the lacking outsole durability are no-gos considering the hefty price tag.
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Traction of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
Traction worked really well on clean courts but you need to wipe from time to time on dusty courts.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Traction was amazing…to start. Unfortunately, the traction got worse with every session and need a lot of wiping now.
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8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The tight traction pattern in the forefoot works well on clean courts but picks up a lot of dust. The rubber in the heel is very soft and started to fray quickly.
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Cushion of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
Cushioning feels really soft but remains responsive in the forefoot.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The uncaged Boost in the heel is really bouncy, the caged Boost in the forefoot is more responsive and feels low-to-the-ground.
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8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The fully-caged Boost in the forefoot feels firm, low-to-the-ground, and really responsive. I felt a little unbalanced because the heel sits a lot higher than the forefoot and is a lot softer. Overall, I am not a big fan of this combination.
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Materials of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
The materials are super-super premium.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Materials featured are pretty average for a modern shoe.
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9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Comfortable PrimeKnit in the collar, the rest of the upper is made from a dual-layer mesh that looks and feels like a woven material. Overall, the materials are soft, flexible and deliver an old-school style with some new-school flavor.
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Support of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
The lockdown and support are really nice.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The support was really surprising on the Crazy BYW X.
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7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The heel counter works very well, but I didn't feel securely locked down by the lacing system or the upper material in the front.
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Fit of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
The fit of the shoes is really nice - they really feel like an extension of your feet.
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
After the break-in period, you will experience a form-fitting shoe like nothing you’ve ever felt before.
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7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The lace pressure in the Primeknit collar area was uncomfortable for my wide feet. I also experienced some dead space in the forefoot.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

no
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Outdoor use is definitely not recommended because the rubber is not very durable.
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Width of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Slightly narrow width-wise.
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very narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The fit is really snug and tight, nearly suffocating.
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slightly narrow
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The collar area is pretty tight.
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Size of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

true to size
The Sole Brothers
Go true to your Adidas size.
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½ size large
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I went down half-a-size like I always do with Adidas.
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