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Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017 Review


FIT 94%

If you are looking for a new pair of basketball shoes you are in the right place. This
Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017 Review will show you how good these basketball shoes are and why you should seriously consider buying them.

When you want a pair of basketball shoes that look good and perform well you know you’re onto a real winner. This is where Adidas PrimeKnit 2017 basketball shoes seem to excel.

Not only do these shoes look good but they can help make your game even better. Read this review so you can see just how good these shoes really are.

Things We Liked

  • These particular shoes are very comfortable and are a real pleasure to wear.
  • They look good and will stand out from the crowd.
  • The Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017s traction is excellent.
  • These shoes can be worn on indoor and outdoor basketball courts.
  • They fit really well and are very true to size, even if you have wide feet.
  • The amount of support that’s offered is excellent and the feet feel really protected.
  • When it comes to comfort these shoes are very comfortable.
  • The shoes are really rigid and can potentially help to prevent injuries.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • There’s no GeoFit inner sleeve which may disappoint some people.
  • The traction’s pattern isn’t great to look at and it may out some people off.
  • Not everyone will appreciate the futuristic-like design.


These Adidas shoes have a one-piece upper that comes with the Primeknit feature. This features uses a wave pattern that is raised and to be honest, it looks really good.

The Primeknit pattern adds a bit more texture to the shoes and it helps to keep the materials where they should be. This improves on the already impressive durability and makes this a great shoe to have.

The GeoFit inner sleeve that a lot of people liked on Adidas’s other models is not present on this one which some people may find disappointing. However, the inner sleeve has now been replaced with an ankle collar that seems reminiscent of a sock.

This gives the shoe a more comfortable feeling and although some people may miss the inner sleeve the sock-like ankle collar may make up for that. It seems to offer a little more support even if that’s not what it’s been designed to do.

There are a few soft inserts located on the shoe’s tongue and there are also some around the ankles which makes the shoe a lot more comfortable. This is something I would have appreciated a few weeks ago when I was walking around the city.

I thought my current basketball shoes would be comfortable enough but I was mistaken. The Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017 would have no doubt been much more comfortable.

My old shoes tended to not be as comfortable while walking around the city as these ones may have been. While basketball shoes are primarily designed to be worn while playing basketball, a lot of people like to wear them off the court.

If basketball shoes are strong enough to be worn off the court this makes them even more special.
If you miss the GeoFit sleeve you may not appreciate that these shoes are really something else. They feel good to wear and it’s clear a lot of thought has gone into the materials.

When it comes to the materials used on the exterior of these shoes you can see a lot of thought has gone into it. These shoes look good, in fact, they almost look futuristic.

If you are looking for a pair of basketball shoes that will stand out a little then these could be the ones you need. They are smart and they are stylish and they quite simply look good.


When it comes to the traction on these basketball shoes it doesn’t look particularly great. Adidas are unlikely to win awards for this shoe’s traction pattern as it just seems a little odd.

However, when it comes to how the traction performs it’s clear that Adidas has put a lot of thought into this aspect too.

This is because the traction here is nothing short of excellent and Adidas should be proud of this Your feet really feel as though you’re sticking to the ground and that’s exactly what you want from a shoe.

You don’t want to be slipping around the court, you need to be able to concentrate on your game. This is where these particular shoes come in and make a real difference.

When it comes to playing basketball on an indoor court you should expect to have a few minor difficulties. However, this was not the case at all, these shoes performed very well and they were above expectations.

To be honest, I was not sure what to expect as some shoes look as though they have really good traction but they disappoint the wearer. This is a shoe that words very well all the time.

If you want to play outside in these particular basketball shoes you can expect to have a few issues with dirt but not too many. Some people have said that they work well outside whereas others have a few issues.

However, it’s all subjective and personally, the traction on the PrimeKnit 2017s is my favorite thing about this shoe. In fact, I wish I’d had these shoes when I was playing a tournament a few weeks ago.

These shoes would have made my life on the indoor court a little easier and I would not have had to keep wiping my shoes as I did then.


When it comes to fit, you really need to make sure that your shoes fit well enough so you can move around in them but not too much so your feet slip.

Adidas has got something right here and you will find that these basketball shoes are true to size. I would recommend that you visit a store before you buy these shoes online.

In the past, I have made the mistake of ordering what I thought was the right size shoe, only to find out that they were too small. This is why you should always go into a store and try some shoes on first.

As far as lockdown is concerned, Adidas has done something right yet again. With 5 eyelets these basketball shoes help to keep your feet locked down very nicely.

The feet are contained well from your toes to your heel and you don’t feel like you’re moving around all over the place. These are shoes that I wish I’d had when I was a kid as it was a struggle to find the right fit for me.

Lockdown was never great on any of my shoes and I often had to wear shoes that were too big or too small. The PrimeKnit 2017’s are spot on and although everyone’s feet are different, you should find that these shoes fit very well.

Like I said, please visit a store and try these shoes on first. Try the size that you think is going to fit and see how they feel. You may need a half size larger or smaller if they’re not quite right.

When you visit the store please don’t forget to wear the socks you would ordinarily wear when you’re playing basketball. This will help you to work out what size basketball shoes you need.


The amount of support that the Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017s give you is very good. When you wear these shoes your feet get a lot of lateral support which is something that will please a lot of people.

The shank plate is there to keep your feet nice and stable while ensuring the shoes stay rigid at all times. This is great news as shoes that are not very rigid can potentially cause injuries.

If you want a shoe that will keep your feet as injury-free as possible you need to opt for shoes that are not very rigid. Those that can be almost folded in two by your hands are not rigid enough and have the potential to cause injuries or make fail to prevent them as well as they could.

I would have appreciated these shoes when I was recovering from an ankle injury. The shoes I was wearing at the time were not rigid at all and that certainly didn’t help, however, these shoes would have.

In addition to great rigidity, the PrimeKnit 2017s also have reinforced sections that ensure non of the materials stretch too much. This allows the feet to stay in the middle of the shoe, which is brilliant.


The PrimeKnit 2017s have the same sort of cushioning as previous models have. This is good news as it means your new shoes feel very comfortable to wear at all times.

The Boost that comes with this shoe as standard is very nice, thank you and it just feels good. Some people have the opinion that these shoes are not as comfortable as previous models but perhaps that’s because they’re still getting used to them.

The cushioning is perfect, it envelopes your feet, or at least it seems to and it makes them feel as if they are wrapped in something special. Ok, so I may be going a little over the top here but these Crazy Explosive PrimeKnits are good.

Shoes that are as comfortable as these should have been around when I was a kid. They seemed a lot harder then and I often had trouble with them rubbing on my toes and general discomfort.

I think the PrimeKnit 2017s would have been so much more comfortable and they would have helped my enjoyment of the game even more. That being said, it’s nice to have a pair of shoes that you can let your feet sink into.


The Adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit 2017 is nothing short of an excellent basketball shoe. In fact, it’s one of the best around right now and it almost seems to know that it is.

If you’re looking for a great shoe you will seriously need to consider this one. With a range of features and the ability to look good and perform well it makes sense to consider the PrimeKnit 2017.

This is a shoe that I think a lot of people will want to get their hands on and their feet in. It’s a shoe that looks and feels good to wear, all day, every day both on and off the basketball court.

The PrimeKnit 2017 is not trying to be a better shoe, it simply is a better shoe. With a great look and a great reputation, it’s clear that Adidas has worked hard here to produce a shoe that they are proud of and a shoe that people will love.

If Adidas had the intention of creating an impressive product it seems that they have achieved their goal. A lot of work has clearly gone into creating a shoe that will stand out from the crowd and will help players make their game so much better.

Final Verdict

I have enjoyed writing this Adidas Crazy Explosive PrimeKnit 2017 Review because this basketball shoe is excellent. It has all the features that you need from a new basketball shoe and then some.

You’ve got comfort, support, traction, lockdown, and you’ve also got the fit which is impressive. Adidas has clearly worked hard to produce a basketball shoe that does everything you expect and more.

Hats off to Adidas for this shoe that’s really a cut above the rest, they have done themselves proud. If you’re on the market for a basketball shoe that is undoubtedly one of the best out there, this is the shoe you seriously need to consider buying.

Seriously, these basketball shoes are just that good.