Nike socks with adidas shoes?!?! Relax guys… I’m soaking wet with sweat and playing basketball, not walking down a runway.
First things first… traction is great. It’s thick enough to last outdoors too so that is a huge plus. No awkward feelings while moving and you have incredible court feel since they sit so low to the ground. I’m not going to say they are the best shoe I’ve ever played in but they are definitely not the worst and they are good to go so far on-court.
The fit is the only real drawback as they loosen up a little after being broken in… I’m going to put an extra insole inside to take up any dead space and that should fix all of that.
I still think the adidas Crazy 8 is adidas’ best on-court performer when it comes to their Retro line, however, their older models are still a highly functional piece of footwear equipment so I wouldn’t hesitate to play in them.