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The adidas Crazy 8 Primeknit Has a Release Date

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We had previously reported on a Primeknit build of the classic adidas Crazy 8 (or KB8) landing overseas with no Stateside release date. Now, a release date has been announced and it’s soon.

The original Crazy 8 ADV PK we had first seen sported a red Primeknit upper with red leather and a white midsole and outsole. This time around, it’s all black.

Called the “adidas Originals Crazy 8 ADV PK / Lusso” due to its inspiration from Italian fashion, the previously red Primeknit now comes in black with reflective pinstripe detailing. A leather heel counter and a marble print sockliner are also in place to add to the premium vibe of the sneaker.

adidas’ trefoil logo on the tongue remains, along with the Crazy 8’s iconic shape, and all of this sitting atop a white EVA midsole and a white translucent outsole. In terms of performance, it wouldn’t be crazy to take these on court, with the herringbone traction pattern, but the thickness of the Primeknit will dictate whether it’s supportive enough.

In case you were wondering, you can check out Nightwing2303’s adidas Crazy 8 performance review.

The adidas Originals Crazy 8 ADV PK / Lusso is scheduled to release on August 11 at adidas.com, adidas Originals, and select adidas retailers for $150.

What do you think of the new build? Is it only a matter of time before adidas puts Boost in the midsole? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Source: adidas

  1. Boost or no boost, the shoe has tech in it. The same cannot be said for the $30 more expensive air Jordan 1 Flyknit

    1. Yeah that’s very true. I understand what JB is going for with the AJ1 Flyknit, but the execution was lacking. In my opinion, this is how you do it.

  2. Feet You Wear kicks were low to the ground, so I don’t see Boost working in these unless they can make a thin and responsive version.

    1. Maybe they can take a page out of the Harden 1, considering that had Boost but it was pretty minimal compared to the CL, CE and D Rose.

        1. I hope they do that with the Crazy 1 too. I love that shoe, but it’s just so damn stiff.

  3. I like the two tone primeknit pattern but this is a hard pass. If they ever release it with a Jacquard upper, Bounce and Continental traction, I’d be all over it. EVA for a “premium” model is insulting.

    I’d gladly take Boost but I can’t imagine they’d be able to mold the lines to wrap around the foot for FYW models. Please prove me wrong Adidas!

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