adidas crazylight 2018 performance analysis review

This is a short and sweet review because the CLB 2018 is the 2016 version with a different upper material and less heel slip.

So a lot of people asked me to review this shoe but I chose to wait because I knew the 2018 was going to sit and I picked these up for $ 67.50 off during the Adidas 30% off sale. It really annoys me it when people say “Oh it’s $120 that’s a good deal” because it isn’t if you have just a little patience and understand supply and demand or if you just read my blog. Chinese heart attack is real people #aliwong

Pros: traction, cushioning, improved heel fit from 2016, stability, containment, one ounce lighter than 2016

Cons: cheaper feeling materials if you’re into that, some lace pressure at top eyelets

Sizing advice: runs long, same as the 2016, half a size down except wide footers

Best for: any position

Buying advice: $67.50 on sale and I’m happy. Bottom around $45-50 range Adidas did a poor job marketing and differentiating shoe


15 ounces which is one ounce lighter than the 2016 version. I’m guessing using the thinner mesh upper and less plastic shaved off that one ounce of weight.


Very similar to the 2016 but it did require some breaking in before it gripped like the 2016. The pattern is different but the result is the same. Very nice pliable rubber with very deep grooves.

Where did the all “important” Continental rubber go? Adidas must be reading my blog

So simple to do and execute but it’s barely down nowadays. Well done Adidas!!


Same as 2016 which is a good thing. Adidas has quietly firmed up the Boost in various shoes from 2016 to 2018 . DRose 6 was very soft, CLB16 and Rose 7 a little firmer, Harden V3 a little lower yet still comfortable, Harden V2 much firmer. This is a just nice blend just like the 2016. I think most players will like this set up.


These run long just like the 2016 and play even even longer by a touch because of of the thinner materials vs the 2016. I advise getting the same size you got in the 2016 especially wide footers.

I couldn’t go down half size due to wide feet so I had to stick with my normal 11. There is over a full thumb width at the toe which only took a little time to get used to. I think the majority of players will want to go down half a size


There is some lace pressure at the top eyelets so you have to adjust your lacing to get it right or wear thick socks. More padding would have helped

The biggest change from the 2016 to 2018 is a actually a very subtle change. Adidas basically did what I did with the CLB16 project and the stock heel fit is definitely improved. However it takes an hour or two to break in the midsole and plastic parts so it’s more flexible and starts to conform to your foot and heel.

If you just try these on in the store and walk around or don’t let them break in, you will be disappointed with the heel slip.

You can always accelerate the break in like I always do by bending them with your hands. The extra eyelets puts the top laces higher up along the foot so it helps pull the foot down AND back.

It isn’t quite kryie 5 lockdown in the heel since Nike tends to use denser/spongier and more padding that Adidas and UA but it is more than acceptable and very playable.

I’d also guess going down half a size would help even more but as I said earlier I need the width. (That’s what she said too)

As for the rest of the shoe, it fits well with a touch of dead space over the toe box

It doesn’t affect play at all either but I know shoe geeks are super anal (that’s what she said too!)


A stretchy mesh upper sounds like a my worst nightmare but this upper didn’t really let me down since they used a raised midsole in the forefoot and a pretty long heel counter to keep my foot from sliding around on hard cuts. In my article Why Knits Mesh Wovens don’t work, I spoke at length about why these mesh and knit uppers didn’t work and companies are actually implementing ways to contain the foot. For the most part, shoes like the Brandblack JC 2 and 3 which had no such raised midsole seem to be a thing of the past although it looks like the KD XI didn’t go that route. Of course it makes sense given KD’s penchant for sock like comfort.

Support and Stability

Same as the CLB16 so if those didn’t work out for you, these won’t either. Although the external heel counter is smaller than the 2016, Adidas put in an internal counter as well similar to what you find on Nike’s.

Not overly firm but still helpful.

Same exact plastic midfoot shank

Stability is exactly the same as the 2016 almost down to the forefoot nodules. Same width and notched in almost the exact same area.

Overall I had no issues with support and stability.


Another non issue just like the 2016. Raised midsole that runs along one third of the shoe.. Way to go Adidas !


So what’s the verdict? I think Adidas read my blog and fixed the issues the 2016 had when they could’ve done it right the first time. Four eyelets have increased to six while they moved the top eyelet back to where I put mine in the 2016.

I think for $67.50 it’s a great shoe that almost any player will enjoy but it does require a little break in time to get the most out of it. If you’re a fan of fancy named uppers, you will not like the CLB 18 but if you do like fancy names like Jacquard, buy the 2016 off eBay and poke some extra holes in it. They go for around the same price as the 2018 anyways.

Just like the modded Air More Uptempo, the fit is good but not great while everything else I enjoyed. Improve the fit a touch and you’d have a first team shoe but second team isn’t too bad either especially at $67.50.  

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Odell Beckha shoe is an SF-AF1 MID

Odell Beckham Jr. is releasing his first signature lifestyle shoe, an SF AF1 Mid inspired by New York’s yellow cabs (which are nearly extinct due to Uber and Lyft).

According to Nike, when OBJ left Louisiana in 2014 and headed to New York he was struck by the omnipresence of the yellow cab. Like the cabs, his all-yellow sneakerboot sticks out in a crowd.

This SF AF1 Mid features a woven label at the tongue flaunts ‘OBJ’ while the a strap features the longitude and latitude of the city in which OBJ was born — Baton Rouge. Additional details include markers for Metlife Stadium, his social media bio, position, and jersey number. this shoes The cancellation of  Swoosh Logo logo but  instead of the large area of  tiger camouflage pattern and  using tear nylon material which make lightweight and breathable,  yeah ,the new design are attached  a lot pf fans now for kd 10 for sale .
Along with the change of different angle and light intensity, the tiger pattern will be showing a different gloss effect, the overall shape of fresh and sharp, that is amazing .

The cancellation of  Swoosh Logo logo but  instead of the large area of  Wheat pattern and  using tear nylon material which make lightweight and breathable,  yeah ,the new design are attached  a lot pf fans now .
Along with the change of different angle and light intensity, the tiger pattern will be showing a different gloss effect, the overall shape of fresh and sharp, that is amazing .

The Nike SF AF1 Mid ‘OBJ’ releases on November 24 exclusively at Nike stores, Nike SNKRS, Foot Locker flagships, and Sneakeasy, a Nike and Foot Locker pop-up shop on Wall Street that opens on November 22. No pricing information has been announced for newjordans2018.com

PS: about Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr.

Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. (born November 5, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beckham played college football at nearby Louisiana State University (LSU), and was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 12th overall pick. Since entering the NFL, Beckham has been one of the most productive and popular players, but he has drawn media scrutiny for his conduct on and off the playing field  

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adidas dame 4 performance test

adidas dame 4 performance test

Traction Inspired by the passage of time. Wait. What? I’m being serious. Within the description for the Dame 4’s tech specs, the pattern is said to be inspired by the passage of time. I had no idea what time passing by even looked like until now.

Sarcasm aside, the pattern worked and it worked really well. It’s aggressive and provides coverage in multiple directions. The channels are placed wide enough apart to allow any dust that may be present to pass on by — like the passage of time. Dust may get stuck in the areas of the pattern that are pretty tight but it rarely happened — and my local 24 is really dusty all the damn time. If dust got in the way I quickly wiped it away and forgot all about it until it happened again. Which, again, rarely happened.

Would I play in the adidas Dame 4 outdoors? Probably not. I don’t think the pattern would last very long and the rubber is on the softer side. I did not take them for a spin outdoors so I’m not sure if it works well. However, indoors they are awesome.

Cushion Same cushion setup and implementation as the Dame 2 and 3, but the Dame 4 gets even lower to the ground than ever before. Does this mean that you lose some of the feeling that Bounce brings to the table? Yes. There is less “bounce” to the Bounce, at least in the forefoot. This section sits very low to the ground. While this does sacrifice some cushion, you’ll gain greater court feel which allows you to feel as if you have a quicker first step. Meanwhile, the heel still feels like the Bounce that you and I have come to know and love.

Luckily, Bounce is good enough that it can sit lower to the floor without making you feel like you’re playing in a super firm cushion. While you’ll notice that it isn’t quite as plush as the previous versions, you’ll also notice that it isn’t as unforgiving as other low profile setups like Phylon, basic EVA, React, and Charged.

Materials The materials will differ between colorways — which I find annoying — but the builds that I typically prefer are the textile ones. This year, mesh is back and it’s an open celled mesh that allows for much better air flow than what we received on the Dame 3.

Within the mesh are black wire threads that add strength against stretching while a PU spray coats the textile to give it some additional strength against abrasion. These materials break-in nice and quickly without losing any strength afterwards. This was a trait that they have in common with the Dame 3. Yet, this time around the material doesn’t feel as plastic-y — something some didn’t enjoy when comparing the Dame 3s TPU infused knit to something like the Crazy Explosive’s Primeknit.

Additionally, there is a compression collar, and to my surprise, it actually worked. This was my first time experiencing true compression in the heel and ankle collar area of a sneaker and I f***ing loved it. Yes, I’ve tried the compression collars from other brands and I was unimpressed. Sloppy fit, loose compression (which is the opposite of true compression), and they just looked bad.

I tweaked my ankle the night before I swapped to the Dame 4 (after someone undercut me while I went to land after shooting the ball). It’s the same damn ankle that gets tweaked nearly every time someone does this to me and I usually wear my brace afterward to help keep things in place while it heals.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t fit my foot with a brace inside of the Dame 4 (if you wear a brace regularly you may want to consider bringing the brace with you to a retailer carrying the shoe so you can see what size works best) so I decided to just play without the brace — I told myself I wouldn’t “play hard.” Which, if you play pickup ball regularly, means that as soon as someone asks you to run you’re about to play much harder than you told yourself you would.

The compression from the collar worked so well that once things warmed up and got loose I was pretty much good to go. Something I haven’t experienced in any shoe — ever — and I’ve worn a lot of shoes over the years.

Now, I’m not saying this area will solve your ankle issues. All I’m saying is that the compression here is real and it was able to replace what I would have been using my brace for (compression). I know some will read this and think I’m saying you can throw away your brace. Not what I’m saying at all. I simply tweaked my ankle and these supplied me with what I needed in order to play while things were still tender. Compression.

Fit I own two pairs of the Dame 4, one in my usual size and one 1/2 size down. I prefer the 1/2 size down. Those with wide feet may want to go true to size — the slight bit of extra length will likely accommodate your wider foot once the materials and midsole break-in. As always, try the Dame 4 on in-store to be 100% sure that the shoe’s fit will work for you.

Lockdown is incredible. Half of this is due to the compression collar while the other half is due to the lacing. The cables that make up the eyelets on the Dame 4 are really strong as they’re coated with rubber. Once you’ve got the lacing done up in a way that you like then you’re pretty much set and won’t feel the need to re-lace them at all.

I’ve only experienced heel slip in the original D Lillard 1 and I cannot speak on that with these. To me, the entire shoe fit me perfectly 1-to-1 and felt like they were made for me. Heel slip is something that usually comes with sloppy fit or because the wearer isn’t wearing their true size. Again, I’ve only had this issue with the original Dame’s and it was due to the heel being very sloppy all around. Ever since the Dame 2, I’ve loved the way they fit — so long as you make sure you’re wearing your appropriate size.

Support This is where the adidas harden ls and dame 4 are similar, but also where you can really feel the evolution between designs. Much like the Dame 3, the Dame 4’s midsole wraps up and around your foot ensuring your foot remains on the footbed where it belongs. The difference here is that the midsole sculpt isn’t as exaggerated — dare I say, it’s minimal in design — yet still pulls off the same effect.

I think having the Dame 4 sit lower to the ground also helped designers keep the midsole sculpt leaner as you don’t need too much cupping action when you’re not too far off the floor. Combine the midsole sculpt with a fairly flat and stable base, extended lateral mold offering a more natural outrigger, internal heel counter, midfoot torsional shank (internal), and a wonderful 1-to-1 fit and you have yourself one hell of a shoe.

OverallThe adidas Dame 3 was my current top pick for 2017 (it released late December which pushes them into the 2017 lineup) but the Dame 4 just replaced them. It offers very similar performance features but you can feel the evolution between the two after playing in them.

I’d say the biggest difference is that the Dame 4 isn’t as heavy/bulky/clunky feeling when compared to the Dame 3. Otherwise, they both offer the same stuff. Cushion is slightly better in the forefoot with the 3, but Bounce is so good that it still works well when it’s thinned out a bit.

The Dame line continues to be the best signature you can get for your money. Bang for your buck like no other. You know what time it is. Dame time on newjordans2018.com  

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Most valuable shoes Nike Kyrie 3 performance reviews

Traction – The Nike Kyrie 3 for sale traction was one of the better tractions I’ve played in. It’s hard to upgrade what was already amazing from the Kyrie 2, however, the Swoosh somehow found a way to upgrade.

The shoe utilizes an aggressive herringbone from heel to toe along with what I call heat-mapped pods at the forefoot. Those pods are specifically catered towards the movements of Kyrie, allowing a guard like himself to aggressively change directions without losing any time. The reason I’d say it’s one of the better tractions and not the best is because of the courts I’ve played on.

The X between the traction pods didn’t bite down and grip like I wanted to, as I found myself relying more on the forefoot pods for transitioning movements from change of pace moves. Coming from the spectacular traction of the Ambassador 9 has set the bar quite high, but the Kyrie 3’s traction wasn’t a slouch either.

Cushion – Um…what cushion? It doesn’t take too much to add a more responsive cushion to a shoe. It’s understood the shoe is designed for court feel, but when you come from a large forefoot Zoom unit on the Kyrie 1, and then just using heel cushion from the Kyrie 2, I was expecting more like kd 10 for sale . Yes, the shoe only costs about $120, but some budget models felt better on-foot than these. Nowadays, you don’t have to sacrifice cushioning for court feel at all, and I’m coming from a bigger man perspective.

The impact protection I need wasn’t there, and it took a toll on my body and recovery. You do feel low to the ground with the Phylon midsole, but when I’m going to work down low on the block, grabbing rebounds, landing off lay-ups or jump-shots, I’d like my knees not to feel majority of the impact. If you like low to the ground court feel, this shoe is for you. For those who want responsive cushion feedback on impact, you should consider something else.

Materials – Now we are talking. The big improvement on this pair from last year’s model is the way the materials were utilized. It’s an all mesh shoe, with foam padding along the forefoot flex area. Visible is the Flywire reinforcement, fuse on high wear areas, and Kurim overlay that protects against abrasions. The shoe is minimalistic yet effective in the usage of materials and it worked very well.

Fit – True to size. For those with narrow to regular sized feet, you’ll be fine. For those with super-wide feet, consider 1/2 size up but I do recommend trying these on in store first. If you wear ankle braces I suggest bringing them with you to try the shoe on. The new jordans 2018 felt great from heel to forefoot and there was no deadspace at all. Everything just worked well.

Support – There is an internal shank plate for torsional support, an internal heel counter to keep your foot locked in place, and a rounded outsole. The only thinking lacking in the support is again, the cushion. It was nearly nonexistent on any type of impact for someone of my size.

Another area that I’m not a fan of is the hard-as-a-rock toecap. The area is fused to the point where I feel like if kicked a concrete wall, the wall would crack. I like having a thumb’s length worth of room when playing ball, but on stop and goes my toe would hit the fused toe cap and that s**t hurt. Support is there but the painful toecap and lack of cushioning are downers.

Overall – This was the first Kyrie shoe I was able to fit well for someone with a wide foot base. I did thoroughly enjoy the shoe, particularly the materials and the traction. It’s such a minimalistic shoe that Nike almost had everything working in unison — keyword, almost. More cushion is definitely a much-needed necessity and a well thought-out execution with support would suffice. http://www.kd10sale.com

This is a shoe for players that cut heavily, need minimalistic cushion, and rely on that court-feel. Players, like big men, who need that responsive feedback from the cushioning should look elsewhere. Overall, The Kyrie 3 isn’t a bad shoe, and there is definite room for improvement, but I do like the direction Nike is going with Kyrie’s signature line .


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