Updated October 3rd, 2023: adidas announces full release date info for the Holiday 2023 collection.
Back in November 2022, spy-shots of an undisclosed adidas Basketball model made rounds across social media, exciting countless fans of the brand. During NBA All-Star Weekend, the Three Stripes unveiled the shoe properly, revealing that it was the Crazy IIIfinity.
To the uninformed, the shoe may appear like a future-forward, minimalist pair in-line with the Harden Vol. 7, but history reveals a clear connection to the late Kobe Bryant’s signature series with adidas. Akin to the THE KOBE I and II, the Crazy IIInfinity features a smooth aesthetic across the upper, with a nod to the iconic shell-toe appearing on the forefoot. The now-rebranded Crazy 1 has appeared in a few heritage finishes, as has the third spiritual successor. The Three Stripes has yet to retro the Crazy 2, perhaps as it was harder to digest than the original THE KOBE.
The adidas Crazy IIInfinity boasts a zippered shroud that hides the laces. The design detail blends into the plastic heel counter on some color options, whereas it delivers stark contrast on others. Indented 3-Stripes logos appear on the sidewalls while the toe also features shell-reminiscent marks. A herringbone-patterned traction rounds out the retro-futurist sneaker’s mostly-monotone styles thus far.
Firm release dates haven’t been disclosed by the brand, but expect the Crazy IIInfinity to hit adidas.com in more styles before 2023 ends. The shoe is priced at $160 USD.
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