Of course, you can't give a proper review without trying the shoes on an outdoor court.
Over the weekend, I managed to get in a handful of five-on-five pickup games at a local outdoor court.
Traction was my biggest area of concern on outdoor courts since the surface was rougher, and I knew that's where I would be spending most of my time playing in the Crazy Light.
There was one specific moment that stood out where I knew that the traction on the shoes was great.
While backpedaling trying to defend a two-man fast break on my own, I managed to slide back and right into the path of the oncoming ball-handler to cut off his penetration, disrupt the fast break and force a turnover.
It sounds like a very common play, but with the force and speed that I slid back, I most definitely would've slipped and fallen on my back if I had shoes with poor traction or more wear on the soles. Instead, I kept my balance, my feet remained firmly planted on the ground and I ended up making a great defensive play.