Another adidas budget model is released – the adidas Crazy Hustle. This year we already received surprisingly awesome budget models with competitive performance.
Now the adidas Crazy Hustle with that long list of premium features seems to be another big surprise and serious competitor to signature line sneakers. Don’t waste any time and let’s see if it’s true.
Welcome to my adidas Crazy Hustle Performance Review!
Technologies: BOUNCE, NON-MARKING OUTSOLE
Type: Mid Top
Fit: True to size
Retail Price: $100
BD Rating: 8.5/10
BEST PLACE TO BUY: AMAZON
We got sick material combo featuring in the adidas Crazy Hustle – textile mesh for comfy fit, Fuse overlays in high wear areas and Neoprene in the back.
The textile mesh covers the majority of the upper and it’s super awesome. For just a $100 bucks you’re getting soft, comfortable and solidly breathable upper, that’s crazy (of course, in a good way). On top of that, knitted upper is reinforced with Fuse pattern which adds support & durability in most needed areas and also acts like a design element. Of course, because of this Fuse backing you’re sacrificing just a little bit softness and mobility to receive better support & lockdown. However, I really didn’t notice any down sides in terms of overall comfort – textile mesh still felt nice to play in nonetheless.
Finally, the heel area and medial part of the shoe is covered with Neoprene. The ankle area felt so soft and comfy, they should do this in every model. I mean, my ankles were so happy – no pinching, no pain, just pure comfort.
I’m in love with these…
Once again BOUNCE cushion setup is on the budget adidas model and it’s great as always. I noticed that the BOUNCE system always gives all-around performance for every type of player – this model was not an exception too.
The midsole in the heel area is super thick and offers a lot of impact protection and that awesome bouncy feel. This is ideal for heavy players to do their typical work under the basket – rebounds, blocks, dunks. This setup will ensure solid impact protection & pleasant landings.
Now, the forefoot area is noticeably firmer and lower to the ground, so quick guards will definitely enjoy this tooling due to great court feel, mobility, A+ responsiveness and ability to strike from that quick first step.
The adidas Crazy Hustle features exact same outsole as on the adidas Crazy Light Boost 2016. Again, premium setup which performs beastly on any type of court is featured on the budget model. Crazy sh*t.
Now, the only difference in this particular colorway is translucent rubber. Does it suck? Oh, no! Not at all, I received the same awesome performance – nice move coverage, solid stopping power and great bite – killer traction as on the CLB 2016.
During the performance test I didn’t received any huge slippage problems, felt really secure. The traction pattern seems to be not very picky to dust – just couple of wipes here or there and you’re ready to go.
The rubber compound is enough durable so outdoor players can easily throw them outside with no problems.
Finally, adidas came up with correct sizing in this model. It became like a tradition for adidas brand to make incorrect, tricky sizing in almost every model. They should eliminate this flaw as soon as possible, a lot of you guys will probably agree with me.
Back to the fit. If you have a regular foot I recommend going true to size or maybe even ½ down. It depends on how much room do you like to have in the toe area. For that nice snug fit go ½ down or if you like to have some extra room for your fingers then you should cop a true to size pair.
For wide footers I recommend going true to size since they go a bit wide.
Now, the overall fit is another superb department where Crazy Hustel model shines. The inside of the shoe felt great, no complaints here. You got enough padding which is always nice to have – it just hugs your ankles like pillows.
To finish things off, the lacing system is connected with nylon straps that go across both sides of the shoe. So when you lace them up tightly these Nylon straps wrap your foot really strong – zero foot slippage.
I will be short with this, guys.
Once again, this is a budget model with retail price of $100 bucks. For this price you’re receiving a full package of premium adidas support features – torsional plate underneath for increased stability, internal heel counter & awesome lacing system to keep your foot in one place and prevent from slipping, drop down midsole for even better foot lockdown and finally, fuse overlays adds durability & support to the upper. That’s one hell of a list for this kinda sneaker, right?
The performance was flawless, all of these features worked together nicely – no heel slippage, no side to side foot movements, no nothing. I was locked in through the whole playing time. Super impressed!
The adidas Crazy Hustle is the best performer at this price range, hands down. It has everything and I mean EVERYTHING you need to dominate on hardwood. It just hard to believe that adidas was able to stack all of the newest features and technologies without hurting your pocket. What’s next adidas?
Any type of player will enjoy playing in the adidas Crazy Hustle. All- around BOUNCE cushion setup with superb impact protection, tons of bounce and at the same time plenty of court feel & responsiveness. Also, three type material combo offers lovely one-to-one fit. And support setup with already tested outsole will ensure that lockdown and grip in any game situation.
Just don’t be ashamed to rock them just because they don’t have a signature name on – performance is what matter the most. That signature name behind a shoe will not make you play better.
-VERSATILE CUSHION SETUP
-SUITABLE FOR OUTDOORS
-LITTLE BIT BULKY
Hope you enjoyed my Performance Review on the adidas Crazy Hustle!