The low top Crazylight Boost 2016 is most notable for being the first adidas Basketball sneaker to use full-length Boost cushioning. "When we first began to design Crazylight 2016, the goal was to bring full-length Boost to a basketball shoe, something that’s never been done before," adidas VP of basketball design Brian Foresta said.
Aside from the first-of-its-kind tooling, the Crazylight Boost 2016 features a woven upper with an erratic camouflage-like pattern. Like the 2015 version, large Three Stripes branding appears at the heel, and these are finished off with a herringbone outsole and TPU forefoot cage designed to enhance speed.
"It’s really comfortable, performs well and has tremendous style. Designs like this and shoes built for my game are the reason why I came to adidas Basketball," Harden said.
Along with Harden, the adidas Crazylight Boost 2016s will be worn by players like Kyle Lowry and Jeremy Lin. They drop on July 2 in "Solar Red" and "Triple White" for $120.