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  1. Curious

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    Sorry one more question. Dame 3 rip city is quite a bit cheaper. Do you think its outsole might last much shorter than crazylight boost?
     
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  2. Ramon

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    Dame 3 has Continental rubber. My guess is it will last about as long as the Continental rubber version of the CrazyLight Boost. The reason it's cheaper is because Damian Lillard is one of the most humble and genuinely good guys in the NBA. He told Adidas he wants his shoes to be affordable. He also lives close to their headquarters and works closer with them than just about any other athlete. Adidas decided they could cut costs by using Bounce instead of Boost, and by using Bounce they could invest more in other parts of the shoe. I have the D Rose 7, which has the same full length Boost setup as the CrazyLight Boost. I think the D Rose 7 gives a slightly softer landing, but my D Lillard 2's have a "bouncier" feel to them and the firmness is just right, so I would put their cushioning in the same category. Oddly enough, I think my Lillard 2's feel more expensive than my D Rose 7's. If you get a chance to try the Dame 3's next to the CrazyLight Boosts, you should give them a try. It will all come down to fit and feel.
     
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  3. parasailing

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    The Crazylight Boost 2016 were pretty solid in cushioning department but had some heel slippage and they are not the most lockdown shoes out there. I read reviews of the Harden 1s and heard they fixed the heel slippage issue and they are pretty good shoes.
     
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  4. Curious

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    After finding out that they are pretty heavy I am a bit undecided now. I think I will give Yonex PC eclipsion a try.
     
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  5. ultradr

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    Lilard 3 is supposed to be lower profile than Lilard 2.
    I've tried Lilard 2. It is one of the best cushioned hoop shoes.
     
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  6. ultradr

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    D Rose 6 is supposed to ride slightly higher but I only tired 7.
     
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  7. Ramon

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    What I heard about the D Rose 6 is the cushioning is too mushy. The 7 takes care of that, but they made it too bulky in the ankle area. It feels too heavy and stiff for me, so I don't use it that much. They are coming out with a low top version soon, and I'm guessing that will be a big improvement.
     
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