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Photos: adidas Crazy Light 2, world’s lightest basketball shoe

Apr 27, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT

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Earlier this week, adidas unveiled its second incarnation of the lightest basketball shoe out there: The adizero Crazy Light 2. This time, it came in at just 9.5 ounces, which is lighter than the previous version and 10 percent lighter than the nearest competitor’s basketball shoe.

Here are some additional details on it, from the official release:

“The increased strength of the adizero Crazy Light 2 comes from an enlarged asymmetrical SPRINTFRAME, allowing for maximum motion control. Designers added volume to the midsole for a more supportive base.  The new aerodynamic three-layer SPRINTWEB is the thinnest ever, with a tighter web layout that gives players enhanced vertical and horizontal strength. Overall, the shoe’s new geometry allows for maximum weight savings, energy return and motion control.

“Five colorways go on sale May 24 for $140, including the electricity color seen at the McDonald’s All American Games, along with a metallic finished black/white/red look and three others. The adizero Crazy Light 2 will be available on adidas.com and at Foot Locker, Eastbay and other leading retailers.”

Jrue Holiday of the Philadelphia 76ers is one of the athletes on board, so we’ll get to see what these look like in action during the first round of the playoffs.

Check out the full photo gallery below and let us know if you’ll be picking up a pair in the comments.

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  1. aqzi - Apr 27, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Is the blog sponsored by Adidas now? I don’t know about the other readers, but I’d rather read articles on basketball, not basketball footwear.

    • cjispro - Apr 27, 2012 at 8:35 PM

      You do realize that YOU clicked this story and YOU are the one that read it right? Unless someone forced you to do it against your will…

  2. suhnum1fan - Apr 27, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    I could spend $140 on a lot of other things besides these shoes which only cost approx $10 to make in china

  3. hwatt - Apr 27, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    well I hope it provides for protection for feet and ankles so high-impact guys like D-Rose can run into guys and not end up laid up.

  4. bleedingteal4life - Apr 27, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Pumped up kicks!

  5. deadeyedesign23 - Apr 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    How light do you need a shoe to be? What NBA player is like “Man I could dunk my ass off…if only these kicks were 9.5 ounces.”

  6. deiong - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    why would they waste there time on such a light shoe and forget about support, things are horrid. id rather take a slightly heavier shoe that has some support.

  7. sasquash20 - Apr 28, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    Fugly!

    • bluecrew1 - May 13, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      they are ALOT better than the first crazy lights

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