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Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017 Review

Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017
Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017
Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017
Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017
9.0
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$149.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
7/2017
Ranking:
Traction
8.6
Cushion
9.3
Materials
8.7
Support
9.0
Fit
9.3
Outdoor
8%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

10 likes
Black/Footwear White/Scarlet
Black/Footwear White/Scarlet
from StockX
$150.00
14 likes
Capital Blue / Running White / Dark Navy
Capital Blue / Running White / Dark Navy
from StockX
$220.00
17 likes
Footwear White / Footwear White / Core Black
Footwear White / Footwear White / Core Black
No stores found
10 likes
Grey / Grey
Grey / Grey
No stores found
8 likes
Light Grey/Solar Yellow
Light Grey/Solar Yellow
No stores found
8 likes
Trace Khaki
Trace Khaki
No stores found
9 likes
Equipment Yellow / Core Black / Bold Gold
Equipment Yellow / Core Black / Bold Gold
No stores found

Summary of 8 Expert Reviews:

Pros:
Excellent cushioning
Sock-like fit
Cons:
Upper is a little stiff in the beginning

Performance of the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

Succeeding the very successful and much beloved 2016 model is a difficult task, but the Crazy Explosive 2017 pulls it off! Reviewers love everything from the excellent (but slightly firmer) cushioning, to the premium materials, great fit and excellent support. The only slight negative is the stiffer upper that takes a while to break in but then becomes really comfortable. One of the best-reviewed shoes in 2017 so far!
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Reviews of the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

The 9.0 average overall rating ranks #1 of 126 shoes overall
9.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
I am really happy with the Crazy Explosive 2017. Crazy comfortable, great cushioning and traction.
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9.0
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
Great shoe! If you can - get the solid rubber version as it offers slightly improved traction.
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8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
I prefer the 2016 version over the Crazy Explosive 2017. The traction is identical, cushioning is a lot firmer and less plush, lockdown and support are a little better and the materials are a lot stiffer and less comfortable. Overall, still a very solid shoe.
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8.8
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
I think most players will enjoy the Crazy Explosive 2017 because it does everything well if not great and really gives the player an excellent one to one fit with a low to ground yet well cushioned ride.
9.0
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
Feels like playing in a sock with good traction and Boost cushioning!
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9.2
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Improved fit and killer cushioning should put the Crazy Explosive 2017 PK on everyone’s radar this year if you play basketball. Grab this shoe if you need traction for indoor courts, #Boostislife cushioning, a locked-in fit, and quick support.
9.2
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Primeknit is a great shoe! I love this thing like crazy and it is by far my favorite hoop shoe of 2017 so far. It’s number one in my rotation and I’m pretty sure it will be in many of yours as well.
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9.4
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Crazy good performance, looks dope, premium materials. Overall, an amazing shoe, get it!
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Traction of the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

The 8.6 average traction rating ranks #59 of 126 shoes overall
8.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
The traction gets the job done. I didn't have to wipe a lot, even on dustier courts.
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9.0
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
The solid rubber works really well and picks up less dust than the translucent version.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The traction is not the best compared to other shoes, but it is still solid. Excellent on clean courts, but on dusty courts you will need to wipe a lot.
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8.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Works great on clean floors but requires a fair amount of wiping on dusty floors.
9.0
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
I didn't have any problems with the traction, performs really well.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
On clean, indoor courts, enjoy. Seriously, for that surface, this is one of the top patterns, perhaps ever.
9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Traction is phenomenal on clean as well as dusty courts.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Traction is really good!
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Cushion of the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

The 9.3 average cushion rating ranks #19 of 126 shoes overall
10.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
Boost is just incredible. Comfortable, super responsive and great court feel - how is that even possible?
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9.0
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
You can't go wrong with full-length boost.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Boost feels really stiff compared to the last years model.
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9.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
The set up feels ever so slightly firmer than last year’s which is great for me
9.0
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
Boost Cushioning is really nice!
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
2017 PK is quicker on-foot and on-court than the 2016 with the same great impact protection and energy return.
10.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The cushion is beast-mode. I love it!
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Caged full-length boost is really plush. Overall an amazing setup, maybe the best available.
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Materials of the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

The 8.7 average materials rating ranks #43 of 126 shoes overall
9.0
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
PrimeKnit upper is very comfortable and looks great.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Forged PrimeKnit is a lot more stiff and solid compared to the 2016 version.
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8.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Doesn't feel as soft or flexible as last years. No issues here for me but it takes a few runs to get the upper to break in.
9.0
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
Forged PrimeKnit is thicker and provides more support than last years thinner PrimeKnit.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The knit is flexible and form-fitting and doesn’t stretch too much while playing, which is great.
9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
I preferred the materials of the previous Crazy Explosive model, but overall, I still love this setup.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Forged Primeknit is a little stiff in the beginning but gets really soft after breaking in. Materials are great and super premium, but a little too stiff for my liking.
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Support of the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

The 9.0 average support rating ranks #27 of 126 shoes overall
8.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
Even though the PrimeKnit is backed by TPU, the upper is not as supportive as I'd like it to be.
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9.0
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
Big heel counter, no side-to-side movement and lateral outrigger that provides additional stability.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Support and lockdown is really good.
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9.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Stability is once again excellent on the Crazy Explosive thanks a large flat outsole, low ride and infinity shank.
9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The wide forefoot keeps you upright on lateral moves. The cage on the lateral side keeps the foot contained over the footbed, and the stiffer knit holds true on push-offs and plants.
9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Support was great.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
No heel slippage, very good lockdown and support.
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Fit of the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

The 9.3 average fit rating ranks #5 of 126 shoes overall
10.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
The fit is super comfortable because of the soft PrimeKnit upper. One of the most comfortable shoes I ever played in!
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9.0
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
The 1:1 fit of the one piece bootie is super nice.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Fit is really comfortable except in one location. The TPU outrigger on the lateral side caused a lot of pain in my pinkie toe.
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10.0
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
The fit on the CE 17 is fantastic and really gives a one to one sock like feel.
10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Perfect. Nothing else should be said!
9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
This year we now have five eyelets and everything from the forefoot to heel was contained nicely so I had no issues.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The snug fit is really, really nice.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 8% average outdoor rating ranks #93 of 126 shoes overall
fair
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
I think the solid rubber will hold up outdoors.
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no
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
To all my outdoor hoopers: I wouldn't recommend this shoe.
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no
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
The Crazy Explosive is still prone to peeling and wear so not really recommended for outdoor use.
no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
If you need a long-term, durable outdoor shoe, the Explosive may not be for you.
no
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
I do not recommend hooping outdoors in these.
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no
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Durability might be better compared to last year, but I still don't think it will be good outdoors.
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Width of the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

slightly narrow
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Slightly narrow in the forefoot.
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slightly narrow
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Wide footers should go up half a size maybe even a full size because these run tight.
slightly narrow
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
Slightly narrow, but not very narrow.
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slightly wide
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Wide footer friendly
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Slightly narrow.
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Size of the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017:

true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Runs true to size.
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½ size small
Schwollo
January 1, 2017
Wide footers should go up half a size maybe even a full size because these run tight.
true to size
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
This is one Adidas shoe that fits true to size
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true to size
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Unless you have a really wide foot, stay true to size.
true to size
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Fits true to size.
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Go down half a size.
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