adidas Lifts Off With Crazy Explosive 17 Basketball Shoe
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Crazy Explosive 17 introduces Forged Primeknit – a single-piece upper designed with areas of unique dimension that create structured support and reinforced stability in key target zones. Paired with ankle and tongue cushioning for lightweight comfort, a sock-like collar ensures natural movement and enhances on-court support.
The latest model is lifted on full-length BOOST and wrapped with a lateral TPU roll cage, harnessing its added energy return for heightened control when taking off to the basket. Power traction delivers commanding grip designed for light footwork and explosive gameplay.
Designed to posterize on the court, Crazy Explosive 17’s Forged Primeknit execution creates an elevated wave pattern across the upper for a bold aesthetic that maintains lightweight durability. The brand’s three stripes are displayed on the ankle, while ‘ADIDAS BASKETBALL’ is stamped on the heel taping.
Look for Crazy Explosive 17 to take the court this summer with Andrew Wiggins, Kristaps Porzingis, Eric Gordon, Justise Winslow and more.
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Crazy Explosive 17 in Solar Yellow and Crystal White Primeknit colorways are available on July 27 for $150 with additional drops throughout the year.