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Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 PK Performance Review

I received this Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 PK in 2018, and after about 30 practical matches in two years, I am here to share with you some of my experiences.

This Adidas CE 2017 can be roughly divided into three types: Adidas CE 2017, Adidas CE 2017 Low and Adidas CE 2017 PK, namely the high-top, low-top and woven version. And talking about this Adidas CE 2017, I have to mention the designer behind it, Ren Zhe. He is the first Chinese artist and designer with whom Adidas collaborate. And different from the usual festive colorway, this time the shoes characterize dark color and are endowed with symbolic Chinese spiritual elements, which are loyalty, righteousness, faithfulness and bravery respectively.

However, the protagonist today is the adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 PK “CNY”. As you can see that the shoe box volume is very big and on the box, there are various details about the shoes.

When I first got the shoes, I felt the Primeknit most impressive for it has a nice texture. Besides, the shoes are not so heavy, but not so lightweight, neither. A single shoe of size 44 weighs 437 grams, which is of moderate performance.

(the vamp with Primeknit weave material)

(shoe tongue)


The tongue is replaced by the shoe’s integrated design. As for the midsole, with the full-foot BOOST, the springy feedback and the excellent transition which are not cutting-edge setups though, the midsole is really great and has changed my inveterate impression toward the brand’s technology, and most importantly, it’s certainly Adidas’s dominant technology that helps it garner more market share.

(the torsion resistance technology)

The two insoles are both engraved with the Chinese character “勇”, one of the four elements. But the designs are different while the interior spirit remains the same.

For shoes without a traditional tongue, wide and flat laces would surely provide more comfort.

The Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 PK inherits the full-foot Boost tech, which I’ve mentioned earlier. But the shock absorption and rebound are both brilliant, which must be experienced by yourself because my words failed to express their excellency.

Objectively speaking, many braided vamps are not that good in wrapping and some even ditch support and protection in replace for comfort. But the weaving material and density of CE2017 are indeed in place and so the wrapping is enough and can be malleable. The vamp also hugs the instep tightly that it impressed me deeply.

In actual games, the sponge on both sides of the ankle is tight and full, so I felt very comfortable as if I had just worn a pair of socks.

When it comes to durability, the material in the outsole is in essence very soft, so you can not expect too much of it. Its durability is actual not good. Hence, it is not recommended to wear the shoes for actual games in cement grounds.

The upper of high-density Primeknit braid provides comfort and protection, but at the same time, air permeability is sacrificed.


From my perspective, if you can pick the right size, you are most likely to feel your feet and the shoes integrated, which can be a very nice feeling. Some reviewers even observed that if the actual performance of  Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 PK “CNY” is first-rate and  the shoe is also qualified as one of the top of the field.