The brand with the 3 stripes is proud to parade their 2 new ground breaking basketball shoes that are projected to meet a certain level of comfort and performance, the D-Rose 5 Boost and the Crazy Light 4 Boost.
I'm more than excited to give you a sneak peek of the two shoes that were unveiled last July 27 in the United States and what D-Rose and Damian Lillard had to say about the kicks.
As you can see in the picture above, the two top of the line basketball shoes for adidas this year have the boost cushioning technology which is a product of a meticulous German Technological Research that aims to provide comfort and energy return in every step of the way. D Rose experienced that first hand.
“Having the Boost cushioning in my new signature shoe makes it the most favorite of mine that we’ve ever done,” said Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. “I’ve played in them for a couple months, but every time I put them on it feels like a new shoe and it’s the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn. Now, I can’t imagine playing without Boost in my shoes.”
I'll be sharing more theoretical and actual information about the Boost Cushioning in the coming days once I get to try it on the basketball court. For now, all I can say is, performance basketball shoe Nazis, watch out!
To jumpstart everything, I have here some info graphics about the kicks.
Crazy Light 4 Boost:
At 11.6 ounces, the Crazylight Boost remains exceptionally light and every element of the shoe is constructed to maximize the energy benefit of Boost. This includes performance elements such as ShockWeb overlay reinforcement for strength, support and premium style, a soft mesh upper for increased comfort and breathability and an all-new collar design with a unique cut that offers the mobility of a low-top and stability of a mid.
A variety of team and special colorways of the Crazylight Boost will be available, including player editions for Lillard and Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio.
The Crazylight Boost features horizontal three stripes placement across the toe to create a sleek, fast aesthetic. The shoe also boasts distinctive gradient color schemes for diverse style to stand out on the court.
Damian Lillard explained to us how this shoe changed the game:
"The Crazy Light 4 Boost compliments my style of play unlike any other shoe,” Portland Trail Blazers NBA All-Star point guard Damian Lillard said. “The immediate comfort you feel when you put on Boost is amazing, and it lasts until the moment you take it off. When you’re an athletic guard in the league, you’re constantly coming down hard over the top of big guys or when you get fouled. With Boost, it’s a lot less impact and more cushioning on my heels.”
D Rose 5 with the full length boost:
The D Rose 5 Boost is the ultimate signature shoe to outfit Derrick Rose on and off the court. It features adidas’ most innovative technology and personal details ever included on a shoe in the D Rose signature collection. The D Rose 5 Boost offers full shoe length Boost cushioning technology designed for heightened energy return and step-in comfort to ensure maximum performance.
Performance elements include an all-new EVA fit-cage that provides strength and support and an updated Sprintweb for light-weight support and breathability. The fit-cage also serves as the core base for all colorways of the D Rose 5, which feature unique and personal finishes and colors.
Signature details are woven throughout the design of the D Rose 5 Boost that reveal insights into Derrick, his family and his path to success.
Release Date and Suggested Retail Price of the respective shoes:
With regard to the release date, the Crazy Light 4 "Boost" will be dropping this coming August 15 for Php 6995 here in the Philippines while the D Rose 5 Boost will drop October 16 for Php 7995. .
I'll be sharing the full technical specifications, other colorways, and performance reviews of the two pairs of shoes when they reach the BallersPinas hideout. Stay tuned for 'em!