Perhaps the standout model from adidas’ Never Made Collection of hybrid models, the 98 x Crazy BYW is a modern Boost-equipped update to one of Kobe Bryant’s best adidas signature shoes, the 1998 KB8 II.
Renamed the Crazy 2 in 2014, the latest build is part of the “Genetically Modified ’90s Tech” series in the Never Made Collection. The adidas 98 X Crazy BYW is no longer a shoe for the hardwood (although I hope that doesn’t stop fans from trying) and instead a contemporary “basketball style” shoe.
Equipped with a mesh upper and leather overlays, the adidas 98 X Crazy BYW rides atop the Crazy BYW X tooling — and that means there’s caged Boost in the forefoot. Additionally, the rubber outsole is solid rubber, not translucent, so there should be no issues with durability.
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