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

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Question to those who play in Boost and other brands, do your legs/body ache more when switching from Boost to let's say some Kobe's or Nike shoes? Tried playing in the Kobe VII, I know lunarlon isn't the best but Jesus after 30 mins I was dead lol, maybe I need to get used to playing in Nikes again...
 
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Question to those who play in Boost and other brands, do your legs/body ache more when switching from Boost to let's say some Kobe's or Nike shoes? Tried playing in the Kobe VII, I know lunarlon isn't the best but Jesus after 30 mins I was dead lol, maybe I need to get used to playing in Nikes again...
My knees get some pain after 2-3+ hours of fullcourt play in anything but boost and plush zoom setups like the lebron 16. Not all boost ball shoes have great impact protection, though. Harden 1s and crazylight boosts are more firm than other boost setups, so they dont absorb impact as well as others. To me, the 3 newest boost shoes, the marquees, tmacs, and harden 3s, are the best boost setups theyve ever done since the strobel boards are softer. If I play in something with normal or crappy cushion(I got some hyperdunk 2017s im still trying to kill), its gotta be half court or 21 or something.
 
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If I don't play on Boost or full length zoom my knees and feet complain.

Just got a pair of Harden 1s for $ 40... They'll tide me up until I'll have to choose between BYW X 2 and Marquee Boost v2.
 

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Behind the Design and Cultural Impact of adidas' Streetball Line
With the relaunch of the Streetball, we spoke to adidas about the sneaker’s rich history and updated design.
By Robert Marshall · 1 day ago in Footwear







This past Saturday, August 10, adidashosted the Streetball Challenge — a three-on-three basketball tournament at New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park, pitting the most notable names in sneakers, sports and fashion — including Concepts, Extra Butter and Slam — against one another for both cash prizes and bragging rights. With Rucker Park’s world famous MC, Hannibal, electrifyingly calling two half-court games simultaneously, adidas chose the mecca of street hoops to not only pay homage to the game, but to revive its cult-favorite outdoor basketball sneaker, the aptly-named Streetball.


“We wanted to create a collection which celebrated the grassroots side of basketball, away from the gloss of the NBA,” adidas Senior Designer Pradeepan Indrakumar tells HYPEBEAST in an exclusive interview. “Like the game being played in the real world, becoming a meeting point for neighborhoods and bringing people together in its rawest form.”


*More to the story via link*
https://hypebeast.com/2019/8/adidas...ind-the-design-interviews-basketball-sneakers
 
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Question to those who play in Boost and other brands, do your legs/body ache more when switching from Boost to let's say some Kobe's or Nike shoes? Tried playing in the Kobe VII, I know lunarlon isn't the best but Jesus after 30 mins I was dead lol, maybe I need to get used to playing in Nikes again...
Yeah I notice more knee fatigue when I switch off from my Boost sneakers. Waiting for those Harden 3s to go on discount now.
 
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Question to those who play in Boost and other brands, do your legs/body ache more when switching from Boost to let's say some Kobe's or Nike shoes? Tried playing in the Kobe VII, I know lunarlon isn't the best but Jesus after 30 mins I was dead lol, maybe I need to get used to playing in Nikes again...
I used to get knee aches before I moved to Boost, Curry 2s were great but just lacked the impact protection my old man knees need. Would love to try something like the KD12s though, but am keeping away from anything that doesn't have forefoot and heel cushion.
 
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it makes no damn sense why adidas would even put the shoe on their website without much info on the shoes:


STREETBALL
The Streetball is new for Lifestyle on adidas.com. Scroll through the pictures above to see more details from different angles. If you’ve tried out the Streetball before, leave a review below to let us know what you thought.

We’re still working on getting you more information about the Streetball on adidas.com so come back soon. In the meantime, here’s the product article number EF9597 for your reference, it's categorized as: Lifestyle Athletic & Sneakers.


like seriously? they dont even bother to try? its really not that difficult to type up what the upper is, what the midsole is or at least copy and past what some of the early reviews or marketing they already have before throwing it up online

instead its: "we have no info but if youve tried the shoe, leave your comments below" :lol:

now they might have just miscategorized it as a lifestyle shoes... :smh::sick: if it is indeed a lifestyle shoes then why have a marketing where you get people to play ball in them?
 

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They are very disorganized. Took like 6 months for a public byw x model to drop. Can't wait to find these for $35 bucks in Marshalls.
 
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it makes no damn sense why adidas would even put the shoe on their website without much info on the shoes:


STREETBALL
The Streetball is new for Lifestyle on adidas.com. Scroll through the pictures above to see more details from different angles. If you’ve tried out the Streetball before, leave a review below to let us know what you thought.

We’re still working on getting you more information about the Streetball on adidas.com so come back soon. In the meantime, here’s the product article number EF9597 for your reference, it's categorized as: Lifestyle Athletic & Sneakers.


like seriously? they dont even bother to try? its really not that difficult to type up what the upper is, what the midsole is or at least copy and past what some of the early reviews or marketing they already have before throwing it up online

instead its: "we have no info but if youve tried the shoe, leave your comments below" :lol:

now they might have just miscategorized it as a lifestyle shoes... :smh::sick: if it is indeed a lifestyle shoes then why have a marketing where you get people to play ball in them?
Lol they do this all the time. They updated it later with the product info but it takes weeks.
 
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Tryna figure what 90s inspiration he was using to design this shoe...cause I see nothing 90s. Just a shoe following the faux deconstruction look.
Agreed, as someone who lived through this era I can't remember many shoes like this. A lot of them had layers of material, but not like this.
 
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Agreed, as someone who lived through this era I can't remember many shoes like this. A lot of them had layers of material, but not like this.
I think its the inclusion of faux leather panels as opposed to a full knit or mesh 1 piece upper.

Plus the mid top height, heel pull tab.

Not saying I see a full 90's representation here, but I dig the **** out the shoe.
 
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Question to those who play in Boost and other brands, do your legs/body ache more when switching from Boost to let's say some Kobe's or Nike shoes? Tried playing in the Kobe VII, I know lunarlon isn't the best but Jesus after 30 mins I was dead lol, maybe I need to get used to playing in Nikes again...
i only got pain in the knees after hooping in kyrie 2s.
 
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Tryna figure what 90s inspiration he was using to design this shoe...cause I see nothing 90s. Just a shoe following the faux deconstruction look.
From the new shoes ive seen, all the ball shoes are gonna have that panel-heavy dad shoe design language this year. Not to say some cant look good, but id like some variety to their lineup. I dont see the point in making all the shoes look similiar. If there is a performance issue, like last year the traction couldve been better and most shoes had no curve to the outsole, that gets spread over the entire line because they all have that. Variety would allow for some better performance aspects in different shoes.
 
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lightstrike in harden vol. 4 as well, is that still some kind of boost or a different type of midsole altogether?
 
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