The good folks over at FastPass.cn are back with another deconstruction, and this time around is the recently released adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016.
Under the Jacquard woven upper features a layer of Nylon (black lining) along with a very thin section of TPU for additional structure. The TPU is so thin that you don’t even realize it’s there when you have the shoe in hand, but adds enough additional structural support to make a difference.
Under the eyestay you have synthetic leather. Much like the toe’s TPU layer, the synthetic leather layer aids in structural support, but this is done in a way that allows the upper to wrap around the foot naturally without feeling as if you’re lacing up a piece of plastic.
You can also see the Nylon lacing system as well. These worked really well on-court and are attached the the footbed of the shoe.
The TPU lockdown wing draws the heel into the heel counter for 100% containment. This piece is also a bit stronger than the Nylon strands which will help contain the heel upon harsh lateral movements.
This is the best part — to me — where the tooling gets deconstructed. You can see the layers in the shoe which start with the insole.
The strobel board is the footbed that is normally discussed within performance reviews. This is the piece that the Nylon lacing strands are attached to during manufacturing.
Full length BOOST midsole.
This is the TPU roll cage along the lateral outrigger section of the tooling. It’s soft and pliable, yet supportive.
The Torsional support plate. Looks eerily similar to the Carbon Fiber spring plate found in the Air Jordan 11.
And as I was thinking how similar the Spring Plates look, FastPass.cn proved it with this side by side shot of the two.
Continental rubber is not found on every colorway of the CrazyLight Boost 2016, but if you see the Continental logo featured on the outsole then it’s Continental rubber.
Has anyone played in the adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 yet? If so, let us know what you think about them below in the comment section. Stay tuned for more deconstructed articles as it’s the best way to show you what you’re paying for.