After months of leaks and rumors the adidas Crazy BYW (Boost You Wear) is finally here.
While the brand made it clear in its announcement that the Crazy BYW is returning to the court for a “hostile takeover,” the shoe has been designated an adidas Originals release meant for comfort and “lifestyle basketball.” We can’t pretend to know what “lifestyle basketball” is — perhaps that’s just shooting around with no actual runs.
The Crazy BYW adds Boost to adidas’ fan-favorite Feet You Wear tooling. The three-part podular midsole blends anatomically correct design, which should provide natural motion, and comfortable Boost technology.
The upper of the Crazy BYW is a mix of a past and present; the breathable knit is reinforced with leather for something that echoes the ’90s original but still feel contemporary.
The adidas Crazy BYW will retail for $170 and release in limited quantities on January 27 at adidas.com and select boutiques in the U.S. A global launch will follow on February 15.
There is no official word on a BYW model specifically for on-court use. However, adidas does have an a leather and suede Crazy BYW build coming soon.
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