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adidas Crazy 8 2023

adidas Crazy 8 2023
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The adidas Crazy 8 2023 was released back in 1998 and was Kobe Bryant’s first signature shoe in the NBA, and was the shoe he wore during his first All-Star Game. This version of the shoe is much better than the original in terms of materials, and practically the same in terms of performance.

In this version, we have nice, pre-aged non-synthetic nubuck and leather which is much better than the original synthetics. It would have been nice to see other upgrades made in the shoe to boost performance, but, maybe next time. Price: $140

adidas Trae Young 3

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The adidas Trae Young 3 is a massive improvement in regards to Trae Young 2. It’s a quick, light, reactive, and grippy shoe that also boasts top-tier lockdown and stability. This makes it a very solid performance basketball shoe, but it also makes it one of those shoes that just won’t be everybody’s cup of tea. If you are an agile, springy player who doesn’t require much impact protection and enjoys a fast and secure ride on court, all packaged in a pretty outlandish design, the Trae Young 3 will be perfect for you. Read the full review. Price: $140

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adidas EQT Top Ten 2010

adidas EQT Top Ten 2010 Retro
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The adidas EQT Top Ten 2010 was Kobe Bryant’s first shoe in the NBA back when he joined the league in 1996. Kobe played in both this version of the shoe and a primarily black version as well. This retro release packs all the original features of the shoe. They are equipped with a beefy traction system with a herringbone traction pattern. If you are accustomed to more modern performance basketball shoes, this setup will probably feel bottom-heavy and clunky, but aside from that it should perform well on the court, particularly outdoors. In terms of cushion, we have an EVA midsole with an Adiprene crashpad in the heel. The shoe also features a very substantial torsional plate, and the materials on the shoe are surprisingly great. The shoes fit slightly long so you will probably want to try these on in-store or go down half a size for a perfect 1 to 1 fit. Price: $140

adidas Harden Vol 7

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The adidas Harden Vol 7 may look slightly weird but it feels great on foot, and performs beautifully on court. It is one of those shoes that definitely has that “wow” factor from the first time you lace them up. The Harden Vol 7 packs an impressive array of performance features.

With the Harden Vol 7 you get some really nice plush cushioning that combines Lightstrike in the forefoot and Boost (and it is the Boost we all know and love) in the heel. The Harden Vol 7 has great traction that combines solid and translucent rubber and herringbone and radial traction patterns. Finally! a plush adidas basketball shoe. Read full reviewPrice: $180

adidas Samba OG

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This shoe was originally released in 1949 and it has become one of the most popular models in 2023. This shoe was originally designed as a soccer shoe. The reason it doesn’t feature cleats is that it was intended to be used on frozen ground so athletes could play and train during the winter months. Over the years, it became more of an indoor soccer model. Tech-wise, there really much in this shoe, but the materials and build are great. They fit true to size so go with whatever size you usually wear with adidas. Price $113 

adidas Centennial 85

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The adidas Centennial 85 is easily the best 80’s retro sneaker that is currently available (2023), and could well have been Michael Jordan’s 1st signature shoe if he had signed with adidas back in 1984. This shoe features amazing premium materials, and this is something adidas has been taking really good care of with their most recent retro releases. There are high-top and low-top options of the shoe, and in our opinion, the low tops are just amazing. The adidas Centennial fits true to size but the high top fits slightly bigger and the low top has a better 1 to 1 fit. Price: $140

adidas Dame Certified

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The adidas Dame Certified is Damian Lillard’s latest budget signature shoe, and a very decent performance model (especially outdoors). The Dame Certified comes with full-length boost cushioning, a durable solid rubber outsole with a grippy wave bone traction pattern, and a well-built layered upper. The materials are all cheap and synthetic but they make the shoe feel way more premium in hand than it really is. Containment and support are also on point and the shoe fits true to size. Read full review. Retail price: $95

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Top adidas Basketball Shoe

adidas Harden Vol 7

The Harden Vol 7 is easily adidas’ best basketball shoe right now and one of the best basketball shoes of the year. The Harden Vol 7 features really nice plush cushioning that combines Lightstrike in the forefoot and Boost (OG Boost) in the heel. Traction is also excellent and combines solid and translucent rubber and herringbone and radial traction patterns. Read full reviewPrice: $180

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Top adidas Training Shoe

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adidas Mahomes 1 Impact FLX

The adidas Mahomes 1 Impact FLX is Patrick Mahomes’ first signature shoe with adidas, and it’s a banger. The outsole is reminiscent of Feet You Wear, which supposedly helps your feet move naturally unlike other training shoes.

The midsole is comprised of their propriety EVA foam with caged Boost. There’s also a torsional support system for additional peace of mind while training. See the full review. Price: $130

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Top adidas Running Shoe

adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3

adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3

The adidas Adizero Adios Pro 3 offers a smooth and bouncy ride for long-distance or marathon race days. The rocker is improved from previous versions with a sharper toe angle and improved carbon fiber energy rods that make the shoe feel faster and bouncier. Breathability is excellent, the outsole grips every surface very well, and, due to a widened base, stability is great for a race day shoe. See the full review. Fit: Typical adidas, Drop: 6.5mm, Price $250

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Top adidas Lifestyle Shoe

adidas Centennial

As we said before on this page ,the adidas Centennial 85 is easily the best 80’s retro sneaker that is currently available (2023). This shoe is super sleek and attractive and features amazing premium materials, and this is something adidas has been taking really good care of with their most recent retro releases. Price: $140

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History of adidas

Adidas is a German shoe and sportswear brand founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach. Adidas is the largest sportswear brand and manufacturer in Europe, and the second-largest in the world, behind Nike. 

The adidas Group currently owns Reebok, the iconic sportswear company, a small ownership stake in the German football club Bayern Munich, and Runtastic, an Austrian fitness technology company. 

The company was founded by Adolf Dassler and originally operated out of his mother’s house. Adolf’s older brother Rudolf joined him in 1924 and the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory was born.

Dassler assisted in the creation of spiked running shoes and switched out the traditional metal spikes for rubber, making the shoe lighter and better suited for competition. Dassler actually convinced the great Jesse Owens to use his shoes during the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Then, in 1949, the two brothers had a falling-out and Rudolf left the company. Rudolf would go on to create another shoe brand you might have heard of: Puma. Adolf would end up changing the company’s name to adidas and the brothers would continue their feud for the rest of their lives. 

The adidas logo which consists of three stripes was actually purchased in 1952 from a Finnish sports company by the name of Karhu Sports for the equivalent of $1,897 euros and two bottles of whiskey. Awesome!