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Adidas Crazy BYW X Review

Adidas Crazy BYW X
Adidas Crazy BYW X
Adidas Crazy BYW X
Adidas Crazy BYW X
Adidas Crazy BYW X
8.8
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$179.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
2/2018
Ranking:
Traction
8.0
Cushion
9.0
Materials
9.3
Support
8.7
Fit
8.8
Outdoor
0%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Adidas Crazy BYW X:

Cloud White / Cloud White / Maroon
Cloud White / Cloud White / Maroon
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Ecru Tint / Glow Orange / Tech Copper
Ecru Tint / Glow Orange / Tech Copper
No stores found
Core Black / Core Black / Real Blue
Core Black / Core Black / Real Blue
No stores found

Summary of 3 Expert Reviews:

Pros:

Premium materials
Great fit for narrow feet

CONS:

Hefty price tag
Traction is not very durable

Performance of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

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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Reviews of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

The 8.8 average overall rating ranks #31 of 123 shoes overall
7.8
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
November 26, 2018
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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8.7
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
November 26, 2018
I think the Crazy BYW X is very good, but the traction definitely could be better.
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9.8
The Sole Brothers
November 26, 2018
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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Traction of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

The 8.0 average traction rating ranks #92 of 123 shoes overall
8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
November 26, 2018
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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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
November 26, 2018
Traction was amazing…to start. Unfortunately, the traction got worse with every session and need a lot of wiping now.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
November 26, 2018
Traction worked really well on clean courts but you need to wipe from time to time on dusty courts.
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Cushion of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

The 9.0 average cushion rating ranks #34 of 123 shoes overall
8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
November 26, 2018
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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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
November 26, 2018
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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10.0
The Sole Brothers
November 26, 2018
Cushioning feels really soft but remains responsive in the forefoot.
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Materials of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

The 9.3 average materials rating ranks #5 of 123 shoes overall
9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
November 26, 2018
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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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
November 26, 2018
Materials featured are pretty average for a modern shoe.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
November 26, 2018
The materials are super-super premium.
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Support of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

The 8.7 average support rating ranks #55 of 123 shoes overall
7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
November 26, 2018
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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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
November 26, 2018
The support was really surprising on the Crazy BYW X.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
November 26, 2018
The lockdown and support are really nice.
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Fit of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

The 8.8 average fit rating ranks #35 of 123 shoes overall
7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
November 26, 2018
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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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
November 26, 2018
After the break-in period, you will experience a form-fitting shoe like nothing you’ve ever felt before.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
November 26, 2018
The fit of the shoes is really nice - they really feel like an extension of your feet.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 0% average outdoor rating ranks #108 of 123 shoes overall
no
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
November 26, 2018
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
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
November 26, 2018
The collar area is pretty tight.
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very narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
November 26, 2018
The fit is really snug and tight, nearly suffocating.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
November 26, 2018
Slightly narrow width-wise.
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Size of the Adidas Crazy BYW X:

½ size large
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
November 26, 2018
I went down half-a-size like I always do with Adidas.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
November 26, 2018
Go true to your Adidas size.
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