Top 7 adidas Basketball Shoes of 2016


Top 7 adidas Basketball Shoes of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, the Sole Brothers will be taking a look back at the best basketball shoes we tested this year. First, we will discuss our Top 7 adidas Basketball Shoes of 2016. adidas had an amazing year jam packed with awesome releases in lifestyle, running, and basketball shoes. Since they had such a great year, a shoe that seems low on the list is by no means going to be a slouch, it just means that they outdid themselves with the shoes higher up the list.



7. Crazy Bounce

Pretty decent budget model, good traction, cushion is pretty good, materials are okay but feel cheap, fit/support/lockdown is decent. Performance Review for the adidas Crazy Bounce.



6. D Rose 773 V

Good fit, lacing system provides good lockdown and support, Bounce cushion feels soft, mesh upper feels nice, traction is very good, good value for the money. Performance Review for the adidas D Rose 773 V.


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5. Crazylight Boost 2016

Very good traction, jacquard upper is amazing, boost midsole is excellent, good fit, heel lockdown is terrible. Performance Review for the Crazylight Boost 2016.


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4. D Rose 7

Incredible traction, excellent boost cushion, mesh upper is okay, primeknit upper is very good, very supportive, midfoot lockdown is bad, feels a bit bulky, decently priced. Performance Review for the adidas D Rose 7.


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3. D Lillard 2

Traction is pretty good on a clean court, Bounce midsole is awesome, if you get a jacquard upper it is good, feels light, good lockdown, insanely low price, looks dope. Performance Review for the D Lillard 2.



2. Harden Vol. 1

The traction is amazing, the cushion is okay (needs more boost!!), Primeknit upper with suede (on Sammy’s colorway) overlay feels nice, quite hot, looks amazing. Performance Review for the adidas Harden Vol. 1.


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1. Crazy Explosive

Traction is pretty good, rubber is not durable at all, Boost is very good, Primeknit is very good and supportive, normal version is nice, heel to toe transition is nice, feels minimal. Performance Review for the adidas Crazy Explosive. Watch Don and Sammy break down the Top 7 adidas Basketball Shoes of 2016 below and let us know what you think in the comments.