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adidas DON Issue 3 Review

The adidas DON Issue 3 is next in line for Utah’s main man, Donovan Mitchell. After an incredible season with the Jazz finishing as the top team in the West, we hope for more of the same from his signature sneaker. And we have reason to believe that could be true. There are elements from the previous two releases, but also some that are unique to this one, like the cushion.

02/08 Update: The adidas D.O.N Issue 3 actually made our best adidas basketball shoes list for 2021-22

Check out Chris’s initial thoughts on the DON Issue 3 in the video and article.

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What’s in the video?

In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in depth information you need. He supplies expert level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:

  • Different look than DON Issue 2
  • “Nutter Butter” traction
  • Slightly yellowed, clear outsole
  • Solid rubber pods
  • TPU support bar
  • Another support bar under the strobel?
  • A bit stiffer than the previous model
  • Less Feet You Wear features
  • Lightstrike midsole
  • Textile-based upper
  • Elastic midfoot band
  • Heel wings like the AJ 4
  • Sizing recommendations

The DON Issue 3 was chosen to our list of the best basketball shoes for ankle support in 2021.

As an added bonus, Chris rants about the brand’s shipping, and Mrs. Wing contradicts Chris’s opinion on the aesthetic progression of the series.

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Watch the full video by pressing play above or by clicking here to watch on YouTube.

How to Buy the adidas DON Issue 3

  • Colorway: Team College Purple / Acid Orange / Halo Mint
  • Release Date: July 10, 2021
  • Style Code: H68046
  • Retail Price: $110

The adidas DON Issue 3 is available now for $110 at adidas.

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