words // Brandon Richard

Adidas has made it perfectly clear in the past that “Fast Don’t Lie,” but what about light? This year marked the introduction of the lightest basketball shoe ever created, the adidas adiZero Crazy Light. Tipping the scales at just 9.8 ounces, the revolutionary model set a new standard for lightweight basketball performance through innovative engineering. A welded SprintWeb and SprintFrame upper makes for a lightweight, but stable experience, while an EVA cushioned midsole and rubber outsole with a variable height engineered traction pattern supports the ride below. Before we turn the calendars on 2011, two new colorways of the Crazy Light can be yours today.

First up is a pair that could conceivably be worn by reigning MVP and adidas Basketball athlete Derrick Rose. The shoe sports a white synthetic upper with black accenting the laces, inner lining and external heel counter. Red complements the look on the pinline, 3-Stripe branding and midsole, while a grey outsole caps off the look below.

Additionally, there’s an eye-catching TRON-like colorway that provides blue and cyan color pops on a black based shoe. Both new adidas Basketball shoes are available at Eastbay today.

Available now: adidas adiZero Crazy Light

adidas adiZero Crazy Light White Grey Scarlet G49587

adidas adiZero Crazy Light Black Cyan Blue G49681