In the wide realm of basketball footwear, few models can claim the legacy and enduring appeal of the adidas Crazy 8 — the sneaker that marked the beginning of Kobe Bryant's illustrious relationship with basketball shoes. Although it no longer carries the KB8 moniker, the Crazy 8 has more than retained its iconic status and remains a tribute to the Black Mamba’s incredible journey.
As part of adidas' tribute to this living legend, and in line with the brand's strategy to continually invigorate its retro basketball offerings, exciting updates are set to unfold. This Fall/Winter season, adidas is dropping two much-anticipated Crazy 8 colorways that are sure to rekindle fond memories for long-time fans, and inspire a new generation of basketball enthusiasts.
Here's what's on the horizon:
In a subtle nod to one of the NBA’s most storied franchises, the "Orange Suede" colorway is as bold and dramatic as New York's basketball history. Combining vibrant orange and blue hues that mirror the Knicks’ iconic team colors, this pair vividly celebrates basketball culture. Whether you’re a Knicks fan or just someone who appreciates a pop of color on the court, these sneakers are set to be a head-turning addition to any collection.
Subtler but no less striking, the White/Grey colorway is a masterclass in understated style. Its neutral, earthy tones project a sense of calm confidence, but the shoe’s design retains all the audacious lines that the Crazy 8 is known for. It's an option that pairs effortlessly with any outfit, making it a versatile choice for those looking to bring a touch of ‘90s nostalgia to a contemporary look.
Regardless of colorway, each model retains the classic construction that fans have come to know and love. A suede upper, highlighted by leather accents, establishes a premium feel that's immediately recognizable. Underfoot, the Crazy 8 features the distinctive 'Feet You Wear' cushioning platform, an adidas hallmark from the late 1990s that provides an exceptional blend of comfort and performance.