ADIDAS BASKETBALL SHOES
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Latest adidas Basketball Shoe Reviews
The adidas Crazy 8 2023 was released back in 1998 and was Kobe Bryant’s first signature shoe in the NBA, and was the shoe he wore during his first All-Star Game. This version of the shoe is much better than the original in terms of materials, and practically the same in terms of performance.
In this version, we have nice, pre-aged non-synthetic nubuck and leather which is much better than the original synthetics. It would have been nice to see other upgrades made in the shoe to boost performance, but, maybe next time. Price: $140
The adidas Trae Young 3 is a massive improvement in regards to Trae Young 2. It’s a quick, light, reactive, and grippy shoe that also boasts top-tier lockdown and stability. This makes it a very solid performance basketball shoe, but it also makes it one of those shoes that just won’t be everybody’s cup of tea. If you are an agile, springy player who doesn’t require much impact protection and enjoys a fast and secure ride on court, all packaged in a pretty outlandish design, the Trae Young 3 will be perfect for you. Read the full review. Price: $140
The adidas EQT Top Ten 2010 was the first shoe that Kobe Bryant played in when he arrived in the NBA back in 1996. Kobe played in two colorways of the shoe, this one and a primarily black version as well. This retro release packs all the original features of the shoe. They are equipped with a beefy traction system with a herringbone traction pattern. If you are accustomed to more modern performance basketball shoes, this setup will probably feel bottom-heavy and clunky, but aside from that it should perform well on the court, particularly outdoors. In terms of cushion, we have an EVA midsole with an Adiprene crashpad in the heel. The shoe also features a very substantial torsional plate, and the materials on the shoe are surprisingly great. The shoes fit slightly long so you will probably want to try these on in-store or go down half a size for a perfect 1 to 1 fit. Price: $140
The adidas Harden Vol 7 is probably adidas’ best basketball shoe on the market. It is an odd looking performance basketball shoe but it feels great on foot, and performs very well on court. The Harden Vol 7 packs an impressive array of performance features.
The Harden Vol 7 has great traction that combines solid and translucent rubber and herringbone and radial traction patterns. With the Harden Vol 7 you also get some really nice plush cushioning that combines Lightstrike in the forefoot and Boost in the heel. Read full review. Price: $180
The adidas Dame Certified is Damian Lillard’s latest budget signature shoe, and a decent performance model (especially outdoors). The Dame Certified has a durable solid rubber outsole with a grippy wave bone traction pattern, full-length boost cushioning, and a well-built layered upper. The materials are all cheap and synthetic but they make the shoe feel way more premium in hand than it really is. Containment and support are also on point and the shoe fits true to size. Read full review. Retail price: $95
Adidas DON Issue 4
Donovan Mitchell’s adidas DON Issue 4 is quite an upgrade compared to the Don Issue 3 which was already a pretty decent basketball shoe. The biggest upgrade the DON Issue 4 received was in terms of materials. The DON Issue 4’s upper is made out of a nice Jacquard knit that feels comfortable and supportive. The midsole is full-length Lightstrike, which offers a responsive ride on court. The shoe’s strobel is also made out of the same foam for some added comfort. The rear section is made out of synthetic nubuck and suede to add a little premium feel. There should be more exciting colorways coming soon. Read the full review. Price: $120