The new adidas Freefootball Crazy Quick shoe is designed for small-sided turf games and is bring a new look, the latest technology, and a new attitude to the field.
And this shoe could be setting a new standard for adidas as it is one of their first offerings that does NOT include the 3-Stripes prominently on the shoe. The famous 3-Stripes are used only with the adidas Performance logo on the heel and tongue of the shoe. No 3-Stripe branding on either side!
With so much going on with this release 365.WSS decided to check with adidas and get a pair for an Up-Close look.
The shoe immediately stood out once we pulled it from the box. We received a pair of the Clear Onix/Core Black colorway and with the very subdued upper and loud outsole it made an immediate impression. The star of the show is the new Zerotex technology used on the upper.
Zerotex has been in the works for years by adidas. It was part of the development of the 99 gram boot that was showcased by the 3-Stripes back in 2013. The strength of Zerotex is that it provides great rigidity to the cleat but is very lightweight.
The upper has a honeycomb/waffle texture on the forefoot. This is in line with the latest craze (seen on many cleats) for increasing ball control. This texture is continued to the mid-foot where there is an extra layer of material with a finer textured pattern and air ventilation in the outer skin are included. The heel is mesh while the un-structured tongue is made from a thin suede-like material.
The multi-color outsole is made from small black, yellow and navy knobby cleats. These knobby cleats are in varying heights and widths (an un-scientific number is that there are 3 different size studs) and include a central line with no cleats and slight depression (approx. 1/16” deep) down the entire length to help with lateral flexibility.