The world was both excited and didn’t know what to think when they first saw the retro-futuristic adidas Crazy IIInfinity sneakers unveiled at the NBA All-Star Weekend after making the rounds around social media all through November of 2022. Almost a year later, adidas is almost ready to release new styles and colourways for the sneakers, promising them before the end of 2023.
Looking at this silhouette, you will be reminded of a few of Triple Stripes’ previous works, like the Harden Vol. 7 and THE KOBE I and II, and you wouldn’t be entirely wrong, thanks to the smooth aesthetic that each pair represents.
The adidas Crazy IIInfinity has a similar look to the other silhouettes in the family, all of which nod to the iconic shell-toe appearance on the forefoot. Still, this silhouette has a zippered mesh shroud that hides the lace unit. The shroud connects seamlessly to the hard-shell upper.
The hard-shell upper has a different aesthetic depending on the colourway, changing different aspects of the construction to suit the aesthetic. The heel centrepiece might be black or match the colour of the majority of the upper, such as with the golden pair. In contrast, the upper can combine black, silver and gold colours. The styles are monotonous, with options ranging from white to gold and silver with a touch of gold on the outsole.
Speaking of the outsole, the tread pattern is mostly herringbone traction, rounding out the retro-futurist look further and either brought to life with a darker rubber or a colour that complements the rest of the colourway.
The Triple Stripe branding is brought to life with the logo on the sneakers‘ sidewalls. In contrast, the adidas logo is found on the heel counter, and three stripes and the little logo can be found on the toe area, making the front look like a shell.
There has yet to be a specific release date that has been shared for the collection, but the Triple Stripes brand has assured fans that we will see them on adidas.com before the year ends. The expected price for each pair is around $160 USD for men’s sizing, which is usually reduced with smaller sizing if available.
With the world increasingly moving towards a futuristic and minimalist look, these sneakers couldn’t have emerged at a better time. The shroud is the perfect solution for hiding the lace unit and giving the pair a seamless and futuristic look while keeping the maximum functionality of the sneakers.
You might be on the side of the internet complaining late last year about the pair looking like a toaster, but if you aren’t, stay tuned as we get closer to the end of the year for a specified release date on this pair.