Adidas CrazyTrain Elite
The CrazyTrain Elite has a tightly woven textile upper with sturdy, synthetic overlays, structural integrity, and a thick midsole. It has incredible rebound technology that keeps the feet energized with every stride. There is a sturdy outsole. The Adidas is meant to provide more biomechanical efficiency than other training shoes available. It incorporates a version of much-lauded patented Boost technology. Including technology is a significant selling point.
Consumers want to know what the shoes bring to their workout and whether it is worth the investment. The shoes surprised reviewers during testing. They concluded the shoes were great training shoes with exceptional comfort. The Boost technology decreases the stability of the shoes. The benefits outweigh the negatives. The Boost technology in combination with a proper midsole rim and cage refutes the belief that a full-length midsole is an unstable platform. Adidas denies the fallacy that training shoes have to be uncomfortable. The reviewers recommended the CrazyTrain Elite for trainees that have a running bias.
- Allows for toe splay
- Durable and well-constructed
- Equipped to withstand abrasion
- Great sense of lockdown
- Stable with excellent support
- A bit pricier than the average training shoe
- Not the greatest breathability
Like the CrazyPower Trainer, this shoe features an outsole that extends past the upper medial regions. It widens the outsole surface area. The outsole is made of a material that is similar in texture and structure to Traxion rubber.
An omnidirectional tread pattern is affixed to the training shoe outsole. The pattern allows the wearer to be comfortable training, running, or walking on any surface. The outsole also has a lip extending on the shoe side to the rope guard. A wider surface area makes the shoe more stable. The wide parts of the outsole give the wearer confidence to perform when training. Adidas did an excellent job with the design of the CrazyTrain Elite.
Each bead has a cushioning property which contributes to the overall comprehensive quality and feel of the midsole. The Adidas Boost technology used means it has a full-length midsole that is more common in running shoes.
Training shoesTraining shoesTraining shoes are typically associated with comfort rather than stability. Due to the characteristics of the Boost technology, the stability of the CrazyTrain Elite is not compromised. There are stylistic elements incorporated in the design of the midsole.
A bounce midsole has been proven to return one percent of the input energy that gives each step a responsive spring. Bounce technology is flexible and strong. Adidas uses a midsole casing that provides overall structure while a stabilizing bar offers lateral movement support.
The shoes are easily slipped off and on with the aid of a rear pull tab. The upper is the primary source of stability. The synthetic material blends the commonly found knitted-feeling upper with more structured material.
This combination offers the best of each. It feels structured while the shoe moves well with the foot. The bootie construction, having an elastic collar at the ankle, and attached tongue give the shoe a secure, snug fit. A locked down feel is achieved. It provides freedom and security to make the required motions during workouts. The user can conquer the pavement or the gym.
The weight is an easily made sacrifice that goes unnoticed because of the effective responsiveness of the shoe. It is heavier than other shoes used for training. Training shoes are typically heavier than running shoes. Training shoes are supposed to provide more security during heavy lifts and should retain some of the weight in the design.
Trainers noted the Boost technology affords the shoe a compressive quality. There is a lot of volume in the forefoot that allows the toes to splay comfortably. Those with foot problems such as bunions or Morton’s neuroma appreciate the room.
Trainers recommend purchasing a half size down to experience the level of comfort fully. For some, the foot chamber feels too spacious. Buying a half-size down helps alleviate the pain of Morton’s toes. Some trainers found greater satisfaction by purchasing a full size smaller.
Comfort is the top quality of the CrazyTrain Elite shoes. The comfy insole allows comfortable high-impact absorption often needed during a workout. There is a nice contrast between the insole compression and sturdiness of the midsole.
The combination of rigidity and compression creates a comfortable shoe. It was designed to accommodate those with bunions or Morton’s toes. The ability to perform while training and remain comfortable is impressive.
The white outsole looks like styrofoam. White is the only available color for the outsole. The paints or chemicals used to create a different color will change the responsive property if they infuse with the outsole. Both the men and women versions have a width regarded as standard. The shoe is designed differently than many available training shoes. The look is a very simple and clean style.
The style is ‘Adidas’ consistent. It looks as though it can survive all training sessions yet is sleek enough to be worn for fashion. The shoe looks more athletic than an Ultra Boost. Qualities that make the shoe a great training shoe do not compromise on style. Overall, the style of the shoe is quite simple.
The training shoe is well-constructed. Close examination reveals there are no noticeable glue spots or signs of loose stitching. The shoe has the makings to handle high levels of activity with grace.
It is the close-knit upper that gives the shoe its reliable rubber-like toughness. In high-stress areas like the toe, TPU is used for protection that improves the longevity of the shoes. The CrazyTrain Elites are manufactured with precision.
Attention to detail is what makes the shoes an extremely durable choice. The wearer can climb a rope without the upper wearing through thanks to a durable textile weave and strategically placed synthetic overlays.
Some would like to see more of the material incorporated on the lateral sides. The material currently being used is less equipped to handle rope climbing stress. There are many protective measures taken with the well-constructed training shoes. Most people are satisfied with protection measures.
They give the material a one percent increase in propulsive qualities. One percent may seem like a minuscule improvement, but a noticeable difference results. The training shoes have been lauded for improvement.
A wide outsole provides a feeling of being grounded that is beneficial for Olympic lifts that require a supportive base. The shoe has a neutral arch. It is best suited for people with neutral arches. The training shoe lacks structural support that accommodates people with a great deal of supination.
It is not the best choice for major runs but is very effective for short distance runs and sprints. The forefoot lends a degree of added flexibility. The training shoes suffice for weightlifting and gym work.
A raised outsole increases stability. On the lateral side there is a TPU guard and in the inside, a TPU bar that creates rigidity in the midsection of the shoe. The shoes become flexible close to the toe. A flexible toe and rigidity in the midsection make the shoe ideal for CrossFit training. The shoes have what is needed to remain stable throughout tough workouts.
* Extremely responsive
* Incorporates Boost midsole
* Midfoot cage adds stability
* Moderate heel-to-toe drop
* Rope guard protects from training wear and tear
* Multidirectional tread pattern
* TPU slats add stability