After testing Adidas PB Madness 19, the performance is as other Adidas basketball shoes. It has some defects on the vamp.
I am satisfied at the insole supporting performance. It still uses dilated Bounce outsole with lateral TPU support as other Adidas sneakers. The insole support is very stable. The insole stability will offer you a great feedback when changing direction. It doesn’t like Why Not Zer0.2 or Kyrie 5.
The dilated outsole with lateral TPU design assures its stability. If your ankle was injured before, you can choose it.
But I am unsatisfied at the vamp design, although the modelling is similar to the Marquee Boost design. But vamp of forefoot is hard to return to previous status after it’s plicated. And it doesn’t has protecting design on the vamp. The instep is easy to be trampled.
The flexibility is good, but I’m also unsatisfied at the support of forefoot. The vamp design is not good. I don’t like the vamp design.
In the beginning, after fastening the shoelaces, the shoes fit well with my foot. But after playing some basketball matches, the vamp is going to be incompact. Generally, the wrapping performance of Adidas PB Madness 19 is enough.
As Adidas PB Madness 19 uses the upturning Bounce design which make this sneaker keeps a high standard of stability.
The heelpiece part has two pieces of memory foam.
For cushion performance, the Bounce of this sneaker is similar to conventional Pro Bounce 2018 and Harden Be2. It has tenacity and elasticity.
For the thickness of forefoot Bounce, the center of gravity is not too high. It’s easy to start. It’s similar to Harden Be2. But the flexibility of Bounce 2018 is better.
Overall, the Bounce technology has tenacity and elasticity. For the durability, Bounce is not better than Boost technology.The traction performance and abrasive resistance of Adidas PB Madness 19 is great. It doesn’t have obvious abrasion after playing two basketball matches.
The outsole grains of Adidas PB Madness 19 is similar to Next level. We still haven’t found the problem of traction. The traction performance in plastic cement or the out-field with dust is good.
Overall, the vamp supporting performance of Adidas PB Madness 19 is not good. Except of this problem, it doesn’t have other problems and big difference with previous Adidas Bounce technology.
If you want to have a great protection of the vamp or wrapping performance, this sneaker is not suitable to you. BTW, the durability of Bounce technology is not good. You need to consider about it when choosing Bounce series basketball shoes.