Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 11:40 am  |  69 responses

Crazy Light Contest

Win a pair of adidas’ latest, lightest kick.

by Tzvi Twersky | @ttwersky

Want to win a pair of the adidas adiZero Crazy Lights? Here’s your chance. All you have to do is fill out the information on this page and become a fan of SLAM on Facebook. We’ll pick a random winner from the entrants. Why would you want a pair of the lightest basketball shoe ever? Read the review below and you’ll know why.


About six weeks ago, adidas invited me to try out  a pair of the adiZero Crazy Lights. Immediately after wearing them for the first time, I posted a quick recap online. All in all, after a lightning quick 30-minute run, I was a fan. A few weeks later, after balling in them on my own for another dozen or so hours, I penned the following further review of them for SLAM 149.

With scattered video monitors and promotional adidas signage scattered around the edge of the court—reminders of the adiZero Crazy Light introductory press conference that ended minutes prior—I laced up my test pair of Crazy Lights and prepared to ball. A pessimist by nature, I didn’t have high expectations for the kick hailed as the “lightest shoe in basketball.” No matter, though. In retrospect, I could’ve had grand expectations and the Crazy Light still would’ve surpassed them.

Weighing in at 9.8 ounces—courtesy of its revolutionary Sprintweb exoskeleton and usage of chemical bonding instead of traditional stitching—the Crazy Light is, well, crazy light, and you can feel that from the moment you first run in them. What you can also feel, though, is plenty of cushioning. So, when I attacked the basket for the first time, not only did I feel light and quick, but I felt comfortable, too. If only I wouldn’t have missed the left-handed layup after blowing by my helpless defender.

Addled with chronically sprained ankles, I’m always hesitant to go too hard in brand-new sneaks, but the Crazy Lights squelched any notion of support issues early on when, upon going after a loose ball, I was able to stop short, pivot and then cut. And while I was pumped that I picked up the ball and hit a short jumper at the other end, I was even happier that at no point did I even feel an iota of give in the ankle area.

Legs feeling light, ankles feeling anchored, I threw hesitation out the window and played all out for a bit. It was at that point—upon moving laterally at full-speed on defense and vertically on the break—that I noticed the excellent traction. Used to sliding or slipping when halting on a dime, I had no trouble stopping slide-free.

After a few successful runs—I stopped missing my layups early—I had to tip my cap to the Crazy Light, and that is something I rarely do.

Since writing that, I’ve left the shoes in a locker that I share with a few homies—who all happen to share the same shoe size as me—and a weird communal situation’s developed. When my dude O plays in the afternoon, he’ll wear them. And when I play in the evening, I wear them. Because of that situation, my Crazy Lights have gotten twice the amount of wear they should’ve gotten, but it also means that I’ve been better able to evaluate them, too.

With that in mind, here are a few more bulleted notes on the “Lightest Basketball Shoe Ever.”

-Being lightweight means that adidas minimalized the amount of material used on the shoe. But it doesn’t mean that the kick doesn’t hold up well. If anything, the opposite. From the outsole to the cushioning to the coloring, the Crazy Light is built to last.

-On an aesthetic note, the colorways really are eye-catching. I’ve definitly had more people comment on my shoes when wearing the Crazy Light than I’ve ever had before. For better or worse.

-I’ve had no problem making hard vertical or horizontal cuts, and that’s huge.

-I’m crossing my fingers on this one, but I haven’t tweaked an ankle in the slightest.

-Not surprisingly, it does hurt when people land on you, though…

-…but it’s worth the trade off when you’re flying around with only 9.8 ounces on your feet.

I’m not gonna tell you to go cop the Crazy Lights—that’s not my place at all—but I certainly recommend that you try them on for yourselves at a local sneaker store.

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  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    grey and lime’s for me please.

  • Charles

    Blues please?

  • IDOT

    All black for me please

  • SLAMDunk

    Ahmm, any color. What matters most is the shoes. Thanks

  • Amil Logan

    I got all D.Rose hoopsneaks. I need them in black and white
    I want it all!

  • Chetan813

    Black and Red for me please

  • Jono

    Reds are sweeter than a Wendy’s shake!

  • Oh Nose

    D. Rose’s CL’s are toooo dope. I finally got to try em on this weekend. Gotta cop

  • http://Slamonline Jason Dykes

    The reason I want the new adizero crazy light shoe is because I’m so close to dunking and I feel like they’ll make me that much closer and help me step up my game and also another reason is who doesn’t love free shoes!

  • Aron Dominguez

    I need the shoes, I currently use the Nike Dunks, which are super light, but i am thinking of switching to adidas, i get the shoes and if they feel that much better, well adidas you got yourself a new customer

  • http://slamonline.com Jordan Nafekh

    These look like a beauty. Size 12.5 or 13 in blue please :)

  • rob stewart

    red sz 11

  • Rustler

    The reason I need the Crazy Lights is because I have always been slower than this one kid on my HS team and i believe that these great shoes (in blue size 8) will give me the boost I need to beat this kid down the court every time.

  • Rustler

    * size 8

  • Jeff

    Size 13 blue

  • Sebastien Fuger

    light blue in 10.5 for me please!

  • gibe20

    hope i could win…

  • cory murphy

    blue and white?

  • cball

    size 12 blue

  • Michael

    GREY SIZE 9 ~~

  • http://slamonline.com Petros Stavrakis

    blue colour and size 9.5….. Hope i could win

  • Gabriel Goodwin

    Any color size 11 I would appreciate it very much

  • John Kim

    d rose’s size 11 will do

  • Eric Gutierrez

    Black and red ones look really nice would love to win those shows size 12.5. I need a new pair because our HS team orderd the hyperdunks and they just feel apart!! need a new pair bad plase let me win!

  • Richard Nyhus

    Black, red and white in 9.5 or 10. I believe I deserve this because I’m nice at ball but i am short. I am not as fast as other people because i am playing in heavy, old, worn out nikes. I’ve never worn a pair of adidas shoes but I think i’d play a lot better in these. I have always worn nike’s but I’m switching over to adidas now. Even if I don’t get them you still have a new customer.

  • isaiah

    hey plz hit me up wit some black and red size 12

  • Cory Contini

    The original Black and Reds for me please. Size: 10.5

  • paulex

    blue for me plss

  • nino leon

    Well the first reason i want this shoes is Because they are dope and brand new. The 2nd., i want to feel less weight on my feet while running on the court when playin’, so i can boost up my game. I actually use the lebron’s 8(gray) they are a bit of weight but still im thinking to switch to adidas AdiZero crazy-light=)(color black & red. Sz. 8 please) i hope i win.

  • serevi

    size 12 any colour i’d rock the crap out of them

  • Jowan Ortega

    i’ll take any color way aside from the red in size 8.5m please and thank you =)

  • ripslam

    Why not. Size 13 of the Rose PEs would be shweet.

  • http://facebook.com Bailey Maloney

    Size 12′s Black and Red or the Dark Blue’s what I like.

  • Andrew Nicolau

    Size 10.5 any colors would be just fine, please. Thank you.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Man, I was all pumped up for this but then the terms and conditions state it’s only open to American residents and I live in Australia… damn.

  • Duncan S

    size 9 blue, these shoes look beast

  • SLAMDunk

    So if this is for American residents only. Ill not join anymore :( Because im fom Japan and now going to the Philippines. Thanks btw!

  • Timothy Gipe

    I’ve always had SORE feet , but when I put my first pair of adidas on, I could move, more
    freely with much less pain. My first pair, superstar G2′s, THANKYOU ADIDAS . The new pair sounds awesome . I have been on my way to losing weight, and the adizero’s sound like they might last me a while .

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Yeah they inexplicably give you an option for country but then in the extended rules say americans only :/

  • Fred

    Black and red adiZero Crazy Light please? Oh yeah, size 9. I haven’t own a pair of Adidas since the T-Mac 2′s. Comfort beyond belief.

  • Jordan kirby

    I’m a size 11.5 and any colour is fine for me :) amazing shoes :)

  • manny

    11 any color you want

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/kicks/2011/06/crazy-light/ Matt

    I would like Black ones:) Size 9.5

  • Thunder Dan

    all red. 13. HAMmer

  • david sanchez

    ALL RED. 9.5

  • http://slamonline.com Cameron Brower

    size 11 grey and lime green

  • http://slamonline.com Cameron

    size 11 black and red derrick rose editions

  • http://slamonline.com Cherie Crepeau

    size 11 grey and green

  • Karley

    Dark grey and blue color way or blue with red and white. These are sick. Can’t wait to ball in these

  • http://www.facebook.com/jawaady Jawaad Hussain

    size 11. bluessss. damn these are too sickkk!

  • Mahen

    These shoes are sick. Blue for me

  • jordan kurtz

    any color is good and size 11.5 thanks

  • Josh Thomas

    Blue size 11 because these are the best shoes used by the best player in the NBA. Who wouldnt want to own a pair of these

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    I’m a 32 year old 6’4 ht 225 lbs G/F that can jump 40 inches. I leave next month to go to Las Vegas to attend an exposure/euro camp. At my age I need every advantage that I can get. I have recently dropped 25 pounds to become quicker, and I would like to continue this trend by rocking the Adidas Crazy Lights at camp this summer.

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    I need these shoes for euro camp

  • NolanSmith

    size 11, the black and Green kicks, i love to protect my feet

  • http://slamonline.com j.wheeler

    any color just size 14

  • a.bridgman

    blak and red 7.5′s please
    free would be nice

  • Brandon

    Original black and red is tight!!

    SIZE 8

  • http://www.facebook.com/alonlove ELI

    I would love these shoes in the Sharp Blue colorway. I have been trying to replace my Kobe V’s that I have had for about 4 months and I have been looking into replacing those shoes with the Adidas CrazyLights. If I win it would be greatly appreciated.

    Size 13

  • Cody Vickers

    Im trying to get a pair of these and thought I would try to see if I could win them. Any color for me, thanks guys. Later

  • Cody Vickers

    Size 12′s my bad haha

  • Joel Pietros

    Im probably the only one here loggin in from sweden and been following slam since the A.I cover and the pic by pic A.I featured in the mag dunk over camby against Raptors :) Been saving all the great photos in Slam mag since then and posting them on my wall in my room. Yes all my SLAM magz are ripped in pieces, but why open the mag when I can see all these great pics when I enter my room. Love is basketball and Slam is basketball.Keep em coming#Great work!!
    Im happy to send them back too for a pair of D.Rose blue shoes ;)

  • Jonas Giese Anderson

    Size 11, the red one, they look sexy!!


    RED SIZE 1/2 plz love d rose but i love melo alot 2

  • Jasfdjbasidf

    Some Myadidas red with grey, oohhhh. Dang.

  • germaine

    blk sz 14 for me, crazy comfortable

  • alex

    they seem like amazing shoes everybody that has them say they have amazing ankle support so that would be great for my chronically sprained ankles and they look sooo slick

  • john

    My name is john. I dont have enogh money for these so i enter any contest for them i can. Size 8.5