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Adidas Crazy 8 Basketball Shoe Review

The Adidas Crazy 8 is a top performance Adidas Basketball shoe. It has many features which help the grip, stability and stance of the basketball player. Whether you like the look and design of the Crazy 8 this article will inform you of other aspects which make it what it is. It's advised that you read the entire article but you can also skip to the bottom to get the main points and see extra information.

Fit and feel are important to any basketball shoe and slipping into the Adidas Crazy 8 will help you realise why. Due to the minimal lacing system which is in place and only consists of 4 hoops the feel is one that gives you enough space so you can play without any restriction. Since the shoe fits well going up half a size won't make much of a difference to the natural feel. Also don't feel that there is any extra space inside, the foot is held firmly in place to reduce the potential risk of any injuries.

Near the ankles and surrounding them is a thick firm padding which locks them in place and ensures there's no extra room for any slips or movement. This feel is also in place in the centre where the padded tongue holds the foot firmly and comfortably.

When standing in a pair of Adidas Crazy 8 Basketball shoes you will notice that the fit is particularly low to the ground. However this doesn't mean it's flat, in fact some people have mentioned it being similar to standing barefoot as there are certain pressure points which help with the movement. There is particular support on the arch of the Crazy 8 as the heel is an important part of the foot and is prone to injury if not protected properly.

A short and thinned out toe box on the front makes accelerating and jumping much easier as your toes will have more control over movement. Since the toe box is designed this way it also makes moving in and out of positions a lot easier such as moving from standing to running then defending.

Landing on your feet is often part of the process which can cause the most injuries as it's possible to land wrongly or on a bad part of your foot. Base padding on the Adidas Crazy 8 ensure that any shock your feet might have felt otherwise upon landing has been dispersed and thus decreased and feeling or pain. This is good if you're known to have a track record with injuries or you're recently recovering with problems to do with your feet.