Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018 Review

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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$119.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
4/2018
Outdoor Rating:
100%
# of Reviews:
5
Traction
9.3
Cushion
8.8
Material
7.8
Support
8.0
Fit
7.8
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Amazing traction
  • Works outdoors

CONS:

  • Heel slippage

Summary of 5 Expert Reviews:

The Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018 has amazing traction that works well on all surfaces - even on dusty courts or outdoors. The Boost cushioning is firmer and more responsive but less comfortable compared to the Adidas Crazy Explosive which works well for quick guards. A lot of reviewers complained about issues with the fit in the form of dead space in the toe box and problems with heel slippage - make sure to go down half a size to limit these issues. Overall, the Crazylight Boost is an underestimated performance basketball shoe that offers great bang for the buck!
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018:

8.6
The Sole Brothers
This is a top-tier performer for a very affordable price. This is going to be on the list of shoes with the best traction!
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8.5
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Very good traction and perhaps the best Boost cushioning in a basketball sneaker. Make sure to go down half a size because the fit didn't work for me in my true size.
8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Insane traction, responsive cushioning and a very affordable price. I actually prefer the Crazylight Boost over the more expensive Adidas Harden 2.
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8.2
Schwollo
It's almost as if Adidas read my blog and fixed all the issues I had with the predecessor. Great shoe that almost any player will enjoy - especially at the affordable price!
7.5
RicheeKim
Amazing cushioning, good traction and solid materials - this could have been a 9.0! But dead space in the toebox and excessive heel slippage killed the Crazy Light Boost 2018 for me.
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Traction of the Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
The traction is amazing!
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9.5
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The Crazylight Boost 2018 had serious grip on every surface.
10.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
This traction is insane! I had no problems even on mildly dusty courts.
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9.0
Schwollo
The nice pliable rubber with deep grooves takes a little to break-in but then it provides great grip. Well done Adidas!
8.0
RicheeKim
The traction performs very well on clean courts but you will need to wipe a lot on dusty courts.
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Cushion of the Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
You can't go wrong with Boost cushioning.
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The Crazylight Boost 2018 may be the most cushion-y Boost we have seen in basketball.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Very firm and responsive, not as spongy as the Crazy Explosive.
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8.0
Schwollo
Boost cushioning provides a great blend of impact protection and court feel that most players will like.
9.0
RicheeKim
Great court feel and responsiveness with decent impact protection - perfect for my playing style.
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Materials of the Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
The materials are very pliable and feel soft. I would have preferred them to be a little thinner though.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The materials are very basic but comfortable on foot.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Soft and flexible, nothing spectacular but gets the job done.
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8.0
Schwollo
The stretchy mesh upper didn't let me down.
8.0
RicheeKim
Materials are not premium but they do their job.
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Support of the Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
Lateral containment, lockdown, and support are very good. I had a tiny bit of heel slippage.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Solid midfoot shank and good forefoot lockdown, but support suffered from heel slippage and movement of the feet.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I had some slight heel slippage. Other than that, the CLB 2018 felt very stable and supportive.
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8.0
Schwollo
Overall I had no issues with support and stability.
7.0
RicheeKim
Great forefoot lockdown, and stable base, but I experienced a lot of heel slippage. I felt like I could slide out of these shoes at all times.
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Fit of the Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
There is a little bit of dead space in the front.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The shoe was very roomy and the simple lacing system did very little to hold my foot down.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The Crazy Light Boost 2018 is very comfortable.
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8.0
Schwollo
Heel slip is improved compared to the CLB 2016 but still not perfect.
8.0
RicheeKim
I had a little bit of dead space in the toe box.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

good
The Sole Brothers
Hard and thick rubber - outdoor use should be good!
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good
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
This shoe should last outdoors for a while.

Width of the Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018:

regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
The width is normal.
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very wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Wide-footers will love this shoe because it’s one of the few shoes today that should fit all but the widest of feet with no issues.
slightly wide
RicheeKim
A little bit wider than the CLB 2016.
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Size of the Adidas Crazylight Boost 2018:

½ size large
The Sole Brothers
True to your Adidas size / half a size down from your Nike size.
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½ size large
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Go half a size down.
½ size large
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Like all Adidas shoes, I went down half a size.
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runs large
Schwollo
These run long similar to the CLB 2016. If you don't have wide feet go down half a size.
½ size large
RicheeKim
Runs half a size long.
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