By: Val Marvin G. Macanas
The Shoe brand with the three stripes has finally entered the low cut basketball shoe game as they've release the low cut version of the Adidas Crazy Light, known as the Adidas Crazy Light Low. It's been out in the Philippine Market since February this year.
The most notable change that the Lows had is found in its collar. Approximately, 2-3 inches were removed from the Prototype Crazylights (The High-Cut Version) just to make this new shoe ultra low. The primary effect of that collar reduction is that that the weight of this new shoe definitely became lesser than 9.8 ounces, making this the Lightest Shoe that's ever built by a shoe company. Very light indeed! Making it seem-less, it's as if you're not wearing any shoe when you're playing basketball using the Crazy Light Lows.
The other notable changes that I noticed are the slightly thick sprint web design and the added shoe padding in the interior of the shoes for a softer and more stable feel when you slide your foot in it. It also increases the lock-down support of the shoe. It's a bit more comfortable and tight than the High Cut version. The cushioning of this shoe is also nice because of the very responsive insole that it has. It kinda adapts to my foot. I love it.
The shoe also kept the Sprint Frame, the Sprint Web, the ABS Plastic on its rear part and the Corrugated out-sole features of the High-Cut version of the Crazy Lights. The Sprint Frame and Sprint Web are for better foot support and stability. They are also meant to reduce the weight of the shoe for it to be lighter than other shoes in the market. The ankle support of this shoe is also nice because they kept the plastic that holds your heel down when you play ball. The Corrugated Outsole meanwhile is for better on court grip and slippage reduction. But since its corrugated, it is highly required that you should only use this shoe on a wooden court and not on a concrete court.
Name: Adidas Crazy Light Low
Colorways: Black and Grey; Black and Red; White and Black and More To Come
Price: 6,995 pesos
Where to buy: Adidas Trinoma, Adidas Greenbelt 3, Adidas MOA, and All the other leading Adidas Stores in the Philippines.
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