ADIDAS BBall Boost Thread - BYW, Crazy Explosive & Crazy Light & OTHER BBALL BOOST ADJACENT SNEAKERS

Discussion in 'Other Brands' started by rfx45, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. snayberry

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    Copped a pair of these Pharrell bricks with the discount code. If I don’t like them in person , I’ll return them.
     
  2. jayocampo

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    Thank you lol.
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  3. quame

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    OSHS17ADP for $50 off
     
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  4. quame

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    Would have done the same if they came in my size. Only going up to 12.5 hurts but I guess that's just money saved.
     
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  5. snayberry

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    Repped, already ordered with the 15% code though.
     
  6. maq25060

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    1) upset I didn't see the preorder for the black pair prior to the 12.5 selling out...black pair is the one I wanted.

    2) Adidas calling these the Lvl X's as well as a lifestyle shoe is only going to help the clarity on what is and isn't a performance model.
     
  7. brodel34

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    are these bricks?
     
  8. maq25060

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    Yep...no hype...pre release highest bid is 300 for black pair.

    Certified fire preventative home making bricks.
     
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  9. rfx45

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    call and see if they can price adjust

    $50 off is tempting though :lol:
     
  10. si3n4

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    The Tmac Millennium or whatever it's called looks interest from a performance standpoint.
     
  11. rfx45

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    ^ ^ ^

    i thought it was gon' be the CLB19 at first glance
     
  12. calye2da

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    Missed da pre order for both pair :smh::smh:
     
  13. tankdayglo

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    There wasn't a pre-order for the pink pair
     
  14. peteweezy

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    How can I say that easy I just said it. Of course them dudes going to beat you upside the head to buy the sneakers but either you're good or you're not period. No sneakers going to help you that much unless y'all got some like Mike jawns. I'm not being ridiculous you're just easily sold some stuff. Kobe was Kobe in Adidas or Nikes but like I said some of y'all are easily swayed smh.
     
  15. kobe824

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    You just said a whole lot of nothing in this post, cmon fam lol
     
  16. maq25060

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    I think you have exaggerated the point of mid444's original post. I don't believe he ever implied a change in shoes caused her to go from scrub to professional player. He very specifically said it helped the way she played at the end of games, which does not imply improvement in skill. It's implying that she felt less fatigue (at least in her legs) and this allowed her to perform better, again, specifically, at the end of games.

    At the very minimum there is logic to it. We all know dead legs can change a player's effectiveness.
     
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  17. peteweezy

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    If that makes you feel better ok. It isn't true though but you can't play anyway so I don't get the point of back and forth with player groupies. You got it fam.
     
  18. peteweezy

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    I think I haven't exaggerated anything. I never said he did say that did I? I said I don't believe switching sneakers really makes any real improvements and its a placebo. If my feet tired in one pair switching sneaks aren't going to improve my performance. You don't have to agree but I think its a placebo and you don't. There is no logic to it but we all believe what we want to believe.
     
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  19. snayberry

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    Did anyone get an email from csgiftcards now, saying that your Pharrell BYW shoe got cancelled due to some adidas error?
     
  20. stann

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    Just got the email. Twitter saying that cancellation is happening because of the promo code but I think I’m going to co tact customer service to see the reason why and see if I can get some sort of discount code
     
  21. kobe824

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    Why are you so mad fam lmao calm down and take this L.
     
  22. peteweezy

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    Not the Internet lames top five favorite accusation of someone being mad when they can't see or hear the person. Get real kid nobody mad. You should take your own advice. Don't be mad because you can't play ball and think sneakers really will have a difference in your play once you're tired. Matter of fact prove me wrong and show yourself playing tired with switched sneakers and lets see this alleged difference by switching to lighter sneakers.
     
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  23. 206to813

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    Late on the great weight debate.....

    But my 2 cents is I agree with those that say it makes little to no difference. It’s not the weight that matters , but if a certain shoe has tremendous lockdown/traction/court feel/spring then I’m at my quickest. Not because the shoe weighs less. Give me a feather light shoe that doesn’t have those qualities and I’ll be slow. Give me a heavy b-ball shoe with great lockdown and traction and I’m quick (by my standards).
     
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    Agree. I’ve had light shoes that fit sloppy and had terrible transition that felt slow and heavy that fit perfect and felt great while moving that I felt fast in. Find a shoe that fits your game and you will feel how you want, light or heavy.
     
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  25. midd44

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    SPORTS BIOMECHANICS: Influence of basketball shoe mass, outsole traction, and forefoot bending stiffness on three athletic movements - Jay Worobets & John William Wannop
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14763141.2015.1084031?src=recsys&journalCode=rspb20

    Prior research has shown that footwear can enhance athletic performance. However, public information is not available on what basketball shoe properties should be selected to maximise movement performance. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of basketball shoe mass, outsole traction, and forefoot bending stiffness on sprinting, jumping, and cutting performance. Each of these three basketball shoe properties was systematically varied by ±20% to produce three shoe conditions of varying mass, three conditions of varying traction, and three conditions of varying bending stiffness. Each shoe was tested by 20 recreational basketball players completing maximal effort sprints, vertical jumps, and a cutting drill. Outsole traction had the largest influence on performance, as the participants performed significantly worse in all tests when traction was decreased by 20% (p < 0.001), and performed significantly better in the cutting drill when traction was increased by 20% (p = 0.005). Forefoot bending stiffness had a moderate effect on sprint and cutting performance (p = 0.013 and p = 0.016 respectively) and shoe mass was found to have no effect on performance. Therefore, choosing a shoe with relatively high outsole traction and forefoot bending stiffness should be prioritised, and less concern should be focused on selecting the lightest shoe.