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post #3301 of 3391
You're delusional if you think a sixth man is going to move product. Let me list the last 10 winners for you and you tell me if any of these guys moved product in their heyday, or even had any special CW hit retail for their achievements:

2006–07 Leandro Barbosa^ Guard Brazil Phoenix Suns
2007–08 Manu Ginóbili^ Guard Argentina San Antonio Spurs
2008–09 Jason Terry^ Guard United States Dallas Mavericks
2009–10 Jamal Crawford^ Guard United States Atlanta Hawks
2010–11 Lamar Odom Forward United States Los Angeles Lakers
2011–12 James Harden^ Guard United States Oklahoma City Thunder
2012–13 J. R. Smith^ Guard United States New York Knicks
2013–14 Jamal Crawford^ (2) Guard United States Los Angeles Clippers
2014–15 Lou Williams^ Guard United States Toronto Raptors
2015–16 Jamal Crawford^ (3) Guard United States Los Angeles Clippers

Harden obviously wasn't the star on OKC that he is now but the rest couldn't sell a $50 sneaker, much less a $120+ one.

Please don't think sentiment towards adi bball in this thread is representative of the mass population. What most don't know is that in the basketball category, adidas has a TINY marketshare. Nike dominates this category and adidas has trouble keeping pace with UA, thanks to Curry.
post #3302 of 3391
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Man, ya'll reading too much into Gordon being a sixth man and me simply wanting a PE colorway to honor it and how that exposure will help Adidas no matter what. laugh.gif

I am not asking them to give him a sig like Harden or Dame, a single PE colorway release to say "congrats on being a sixth man" make it some NIke limited release and you got people (resellers) buying them up.

Again, that kind of positive publicity can't hurt the brand and it's free, it might get some people to go "hey, EGs wearing Adidas and those don't look bad, let me check 'em out at my local footlocker".

Tell me, what is wrong with that? It's no doubt Nike dominates the bball shoe world but Adidas is actually delivering good and better products these days and if they want to compete, these are baby steps they need to take advantage of.

Again let me make it clear, I never said give EG a sig shoe but just use him to promote the shoes. People like winners and the Rockets came up short but being a sixth man wearing Adidas to the public eye is better than no one knowing the sixth man of the year is wearing Adidas. It promotes the brand, it gives it a stigma that the shoe is associated with winners even if it isn't the most prestigious in the league but any eye you can attract to look at your shoes is better than none.

I am not sure how you guys can argue that this is bad for business? Just because they can barely keep pace with Nike doesn't mean they should just not advertise their shoes or take every opportunity given to them. They pay athletes to wear the 3stripes for these exact thing, advertise your shoes and when they get a good selling point they can take advantage of they will decide not to? To me, that is insane on a business standpoint.

As I said before, all blk and all wht (or light gry?) CE highs sold well, ADC was out in the first day or two, make an EG bred colorway or something that isn't so loud and make it some limited 6th man edition and I can't imagine that sitting for too long.

And from your list, hell you could argue all those guys were wearing Nikes when they won the award outside of BrandBlack for Jamal. So Nike may not care so much because most of those guys probably wore crappy non-sig shoes but BB made a special shoe for Crawford and you can't tell me a couple of eyes that it attracted to the brand got from it didn't help their sales even a little bit.


Sorry for the wall of text but all I am saying is that on a business standpoint, it makes no sense why they can't use EG to promote their shoes if he wins that award? What do they have to lose? It seems like none of these Adidas bball sneakers are as widely produced to begin with outside of Hardens and Dames so it isn't so far fetch to release a nice PE for EG (like no Adidas stores or ftl/fnl/champs, etc.. carried most of the CLB and CEs in my area and I live in LA), hell release it in a handful of stores in Houston and have EG visit those stores and have him sign some pairs. It would get media coverage from Hypebeast.com and SneakerNews.com and you got a few hundreds maybe even thousands of new eyes on the shoe and some might even like it and actually want 'em bad enough to pay resale?


And it goes back to advertising the 2017s, even if it doesn't come out for months, get people interested in it, they have a growing fanbase of the line now. If they want to compete, it'll take the small things to move up but unfortunately. This is simply coming from a fan of the shoes, Adidas has pretty much pushed out any other brand out of my rotation for playing.
post #3303 of 3391
Swaggy P's would sell out
post #3304 of 3391
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I think they did sell out.
post #3305 of 3391
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I think they did sell out.

 

They probably only released 30 pairs :rollin

post #3306 of 3391
I didn't say anything about an EG sig and I don't think anyone else did either, that's nonsense. Nor am I arguing that it's bad business. I'm arguing that it's not good business to make special edition shoes for a hardly known player based on an award no one cares about. adidas can do a social post to congratulate him and maybe callout the CE 2016 and be done.

Just because adidas signed a player to their roster doesn't mean they have to put money behind him. Guys like Joakim Noah and Serge Ibaka rock adidas, should adidas give them PEs for making the All-Defensive team?

I guarantee you no more than a dozen people in Houston love EG enough to buy a $130-150 CE with EG stamped on it.

The best way adidas is going to catch up to Nike BBL is to strike gold like UA did with Curry. It started in 2015 when they signed Harden for $200M. Sign a bunch of guys with potential (like they did with the draft class last year: Ingram, Brown, Dunn, Murray, etc.) and hope that one of them breaks out like Curry did. These signings were made to make waves. Releasing limited PEs for rotational players is a drop in the ocean.
post #3307 of 3391
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its barely going to cost Adidas much to produce a limited colorway, hell even those 30 pairs of Nick Young would be fine

stamp a Houston limited edition and I bet you those 30 pairs will move laugh.gif hell double that to 60 and I bet all of the pairs will sell roll.gif
post #3308 of 3391
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Got em! Gonna try them tomorrow. Sold my highs.
Beautiful, let us know if you feel any differences.
post #3309 of 3391
So a month back maybe longer, I broke down and copped the white primeknit crazy explosive low for 50% off retail. I was super excited after seeing all the reviews. After playing in them one time, I don't get all the hype around them. I didn't feel enough cushion and my feet hurt afterwards. Have them stashed away for now. You guys think this shoe is comfortable? Does it have a long break-in period? I was hoping it would be like some Kobe IXs that require no break-in at all.
post #3310 of 3391
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They look great with the white outsole!

Dont recommend the greys though, i got the early ones with the light blue outsole and the grey looked real dirty after only a couple of games.
My highs seem to be wearing away quite quickly, yet both my lows are fine...

i had the exact same experience my greys were trashed after a couple of wears, even noticed sweat stained the uppers mean.gif
post #3311 of 3391
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So a month back maybe longer, I broke down and copped the white primeknit crazy explosive low for 50% off retail. I was super excited after seeing all the reviews. After playing in them one time, I don't get all the hype around them. I didn't feel enough cushion and my feet hurt afterwards. Have them stashed away for now. You guys think this shoe is comfortable? Does it have a long break-in period? I was hoping it would be like some Kobe IXs that require no break-in at all.
I didn't think they were that great either . Don't listen to others.. if it ain't for you it ain't for you
post #3312 of 3391
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So a month back maybe longer, I broke down and copped the white primeknit crazy explosive low for 50% off retail. I was super excited after seeing all the reviews. After playing in them one time, I don't get all the hype around them. I didn't feel enough cushion and my feet hurt afterwards. Have them stashed away for now. You guys think this shoe is comfortable? Does it have a long break-in period? I was hoping it would be like some Kobe IXs that require no break-in at all.

I love the lows, they play well for me and are super comfy. No break in needed. At the end of the day every foot is different hey
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i had the exact same experience my greys were trashed after a couple of wears, even noticed sweat stained the uppers mean.gif

Yeah, I managed to clean them up alot just with soap, cold water and a rag.

These are at the top of my rotation now so I can shred them as fast as possible haha
post #3313 of 3391
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So a month back maybe longer, I broke down and copped the white primeknit crazy explosive low for 50% off retail. I was super excited after seeing all the reviews. After playing in them one time, I don't get all the hype around them. I didn't feel enough cushion and my feet hurt afterwards. Have them stashed away for now. You guys think this shoe is comfortable? Does it have a long break-in period? I was hoping it would be like some Kobe IXs that require no break-in at all.
I kinda felt like that when I first got them, I felt no cushion at all but boy the impact protection on them are freaking insane, since I've been ballin in them for the last month, I've felt 0 pain in my joints or legs because of em, maybe you shoulda gone a half size up or something?
Edited by kobe824 - 5/20/17 at 10:14pm
post #3314 of 3391
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

its barely going to cost Adidas much to produce a limited colorway, hell even those 30 pairs of Nick Young would be fine

stamp a Houston limited edition and I bet you those 30 pairs will move laugh.gif hell double that to 60 and I bet all of the pairs will sell roll.gif

I don't need to say anything else on this subject, you clearly don't get it.
post #3315 of 3391
Thread Starter 
I do get it, we just have different perspectives. I understand your side, I am not sure why you can't understand mine and acting like it'll cost Adidas billions by saying EG isn't worth a single PE to be sold even a few pairs in the city he plays in.

You say it's a waste of money to spend anything on promoting EG as the 6th man, like it's going to take millions to produce a limited amount of PE for the public as a marketing ploy.

I believe that it will help and if you are a brand who plans to catch up to Nike, then you got to take any chance you can get. Again, you are acting like I am asking them to spend millions to produce some sig shoes for him.

And you can't seem to understand (or choose not to) that even if EG isn't popular or no one cares about the 6th man award, any exposure to the shoes is good exposure.

As for paying NBA players, they are already paying EG so why not put in some leg work from them, I am sure it is in their contract to do some ads for it. You mention other players like Ibaka, well maybe if he won DoPY or something, then maybe they could promote the DRose7s he wears.

It's really as simple as that. You don't think it's worth it to and I do.

It's really not that hard to get. I even get your sarcasm that less than a dozen people cares about EGs shoes, which is absolutely wrong.

Again you are acting like making a 100-200 pairs of PEs for sale with EGs logo is going to cost them so much when they easily produce those in their warehouse for a few extra cents per pair. And as I said, people aren't simply buying the EG logo on the CE, of course not everyone is going to pay $130 just for that but people will buy if it's a good colorway and many would buy for it being simply limited edition. Again the nice CE hi colorways soldout quick, Nick Youngs 30 or whatever less than 100 pairs they made sold out. I can't see EGs PE doing much worse and a blk/red colorway is very popular and hasn't released in CEs yet, make that colorway for him and it'll sell.

I am also not saying EG is going to be their saving grace, of course their biggest bet is going to be on the future stars but all I am saying that you may or may not want to understand is that it wouldn't hurt Adidas to say "EG, congrats on the 6th man award, here's 100 pairs of your PE being sold in Houston". Is that so bad? Hell make it bred colorway and release it as a GR even with his logo like Wiggins and if the color is nice enough, it will sell well. Hell you really just have to announce it on twitter or send a pair to Nightwing to do a vid on it and it'll get enough exposure there that they won't even spend much on marketing.

Hell UAs been sending YTers an ipad mini with their new thread born shoes and I am sure overall those will sell better than EGs PEs but that also tells you that they got money to waste on marketing so it really can't hurt Adidas by doing a little something for EG.


And yes I know I've repeated myself and my point over and over and over again, that is on purpose so hopefully you get the point I am trying to get across laugh.gif and that I also understand where you are coming from roll.gif


But really, I've written way too much and spent more than time on this than I intended to so go ahead and get your last word in and let's finish up with this discussion because chances are we've just reach an impasse.
post #3316 of 3391
Thread Starter 
and speaking of blk/red (or in this case, I guess red/blk) here's some '17s

post #3317 of 3391
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and speaking of blk/red (or in this case, I guess red/blk) here's some '17s

Not bad tbh, they look like the adidas version of the hyperdunk flynit
post #3318 of 3391

I played with the AW CE i got for 70 USD.

 

This is very comfortable. Easily my most cushy ball shoes in my rotation. 

 

Problem is that I used it outdoor and it destroyed the sole partially. I hope they can have it with the continental sole. 

 

Right now this sits on the 2nd spots on my top 5 ball shoes.

 

 

Here's mine, then share yours as well. 

Top 5 Ball Shoes

 

1. Jordan M11

2. Adidas Crazy Explosive High

3. Brandblack JC3

4. Soldier 9

5. Lebron 9 Elite

 

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post #3319 of 3391
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I do get it, we just have different perspectives. I understand your side, I am not sure why you can't understand mine and acting like it'll cost Adidas billions by saying EG isn't worth a single PE to be sold even a few pairs in the city he plays in.

You say it's a waste of money to spend anything on promoting EG as the 6th man, like it's going to take millions to produce a limited amount of PE for the public as a marketing ploy.

I believe that it will help and if you are a brand who plans to catch up to Nike, then you got to take any chance you can get. Again, you are acting like I am asking them to spend millions to produce some sig shoes for him.

And you can't seem to understand (or choose not to) that even if EG isn't popular or no one cares about the 6th man award, any exposure to the shoes is good exposure.

As for paying NBA players, they are already paying EG so why not put in some leg work from them, I am sure it is in their contract to do some ads for it. You mention other players like Ibaka, well maybe if he won DoPY or something, then maybe they could promote the DRose7s he wears.

It's really as simple as that. You don't think it's worth it to and I do.

It's really not that hard to get. I even get your sarcasm that less than a dozen people cares about EGs shoes, which is absolutely wrong.

Again you are acting like making a 100-200 pairs of PEs for sale with EGs logo is going to cost them so much when they easily produce those in their warehouse for a few extra cents per pair. And as I said, people aren't simply buying the EG logo on the CE, of course not everyone is going to pay $130 just for that but people will buy if it's a good colorway and many would buy for it being simply limited edition. Again the nice CE hi colorways soldout quick, Nick Youngs 30 or whatever less than 100 pairs they made sold out. I can't see EGs PE doing much worse and a blk/red colorway is very popular and hasn't released in CEs yet, make that colorway for him and it'll sell.

I am also not saying EG is going to be their saving grace, of course their biggest bet is going to be on the future stars but all I am saying that you may or may not want to understand is that it wouldn't hurt Adidas to say "EG, congrats on the 6th man award, here's 100 pairs of your PE being sold in Houston". Is that so bad? Hell make it bred colorway and release it as a GR even with his logo like Wiggins and if the color is nice enough, it will sell well. Hell you really just have to announce it on twitter or send a pair to Nightwing to do a vid on it and it'll get enough exposure there that they won't even spend much on marketing.

Hell UAs been sending YTers an ipad mini with their new thread born shoes and I am sure overall those will sell better than EGs PEs but that also tells you that they got money to waste on marketing so it really can't hurt Adidas by doing a little something for EG.


And yes I know I've repeated myself and my point over and over and over again, that is on purpose so hopefully you get the point I am trying to get across laugh.gif and that I also understand where you are coming from roll.gif


But really, I've written way too much and spent more than time on this than I intended to so go ahead and get your last word in and let's finish up with this discussion because chances are we've just reach an impasse.
there would be literally no reason bruh, it wouldn't push sales for the CEs, it wouldn't make them money, it wouldn't give them exposure, it wouldn't do jack **** for their bottom line. Give E.G. one shoe and there wouldn't be a market for it. This entire argument is freaking useless lol, you're basically saying drop a model for E.G. just for the hell of it, no one curr about that dude, and honestly even as a huge basketball fan I could give two ***** about a pair from him laugh.gif and you say what's the harm? how about it being a waste of their time, ain't nobody got time fo dat
post #3320 of 3391
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I kinda felt like that when I first got them, I felt no cushion at all but boy the impact protection on them are freaking insane, since I've been ballin in them for the last month, I've felt 0 pain in my joints or legs because of em, maybe you shoulda gone a half size up or something?

Probably. I went TTS. Feels a little tight around the sides of my forefoot and I don't consider myself wide footed. Maybe a few more wears will stretch it out some.
post #3321 of 3391
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Got an early morning run on the CE lows, I went a half size up and it feels the same as the highs length-wise but running around in it, I can definitely feel a bit of a heel slip. Shoe didn't come off but feeling like it could at anytime was bothersome at times. I have a feeling that the CE highs would probably feel the same but it being high and being able to lace them up higher makes them feel more secure. Everything was superb though, traction was very good (though the court was pretty clean) and cushion is a little more squishy than the CLBs but not unstable.

Had to go back to my go to these days, the CLB16s.

post #3322 of 3391
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Got an early morning run on the CE lows, I went a half size up and it feels the same as the highs length-wise but running around in it, I can definitely feel a bit of a heel slip. Shoe didn't come off but feeling like it could at anytime was bothersome at times. I have a feeling that the CE highs would probably feel the same but it being high and being able to lace them up higher makes them feel more secure. Everything was superb though, traction was very good (though the court was pretty clean) and cushion is a little more squishy than the CLBs but not unstable.

Had to go back to my go to these days, the CLB16s.

Crank up the laces and you'll be good tbh
post #3323 of 3391
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and speaking of blk/red (or in this case, I guess red/blk) here's some '17s

 

Look nice, odd how we still haven't seen the CLB 2017 yet.

post #3324 of 3391
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I hope they don't discontinue the CLB line, how many PK versions of the 16s did they even release?

post #3325 of 3391
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I hope they don't discontinue the CLB line, how many PK versions of the 16s did they even release?


Idk which one they released to the public but i know they had the one above, the all star, nick young PE, and the light blue ones. And so far there is only 2 CE PK lows available to the public. They need to release more colorways lol
post #3326 of 3391
I wear sz 9 on Hardens and Dames. Should i get my TT(9.5) on CE lows?
post #3327 of 3391
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I hope they don't discontinue the CLB line, how many PK versions of the 16s did they even release?


was this color way ever released? I never saw it for sale

post #3328 of 3391
Thread Starter 
I think it did but was limited, I am not 100% sure but I think what released was the CNY version that has a different logo on the tongue. Might have also just released outside of the US, I am not sure.

But Nightwing did get that colorway (from Adidas?) before the CLB16s released and the PKs for CLB16s didn't really come out til maybe at least 6 months later.

Really not sure why they decided to just not release many PKs for the CLB16s, I think there was one or two colorways available on ADC and the rest were a scavenger hunt.
post #3329 of 3391
I need those CNY. Adidas mean.gif released the teal/white pk. Maybe the grey/orange/purple too can't remember maybe it was overseas. And the Lakers colorway. Maybe they're fazing out the CLB line?
post #3330 of 3391
Thread Starter 
That sucks because it's pretty much the middle ground of boostiness between the DRose7 and CEs and it's a lowtop and I find it way better than the DRose7s (maybe because heel slip wasn't a problem for me?).

But it seems like it was pretty much set-up to fail, even the non-PK version only released in a handful of colorways.
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