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Adidas D.O.N Issue #3

Released 7/2021, Low Top, Donovan Mitchell
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7.9
EXPERT RATING
4 reviews
NA
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The D.O.N Issue #3 is a dependable shoe with solid materials and great traction.

Best Suitable For:

Best for players looking for a responsive and lightweight shoe.

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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings
User Ratings
Traction
8.3
Cushion
7.5
Materials
8.0
Support
7.8
Fit
7.8
Outdoor
50%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
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Sizing:
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Width:
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Adidas D.O.N Issue #3 Review

Pros:
Traction grips well indoors and outdoors.
Comfortable materials.
Cons:
Heel slippage.
Not much impact protection.

Performance of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

The traction on the D.O.N Issue #3 is the best and most consistent part of the shoe. The rubber is thick, and the pattern is wide, which helps the shoe grip well on most surfaces. The cushion is full-length Lightstrike, and it feels very responsive. It also feels light when on feet. Reviewers agree that the D.O.N Issue #3 features comfortable materials that don't need any break-in time. The support and lockdown of the shoe seem consistent laterally. However, the consistency can vary depending on your size when it comes to heel lockdown. Overall, the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3 is a steady shoe with consistent traction, but make sure to get the right size.
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

The 7.9 average overall rating ranks #155 of 186 shoes overall
8.0
MARKCHES
July 20, 2021
Overall, the D.O.N Issue #3 is a steady basketball shoe. It has dependable traction with a wide base. The cushion and support were also dependable for me.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
July 20, 2021
The Adidas D.O.N Issue #3 has great traction and comfortable materials. It felt comfortable on foot, but the cushion doesn't hold up after playing more than three games at a time. The heel slippage also takes away from the shoe a bit. Overall, it is a responsive shoe that feels light on your feet.
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8.0
RicheeKim
July 25, 2021
As long as you consistently wipe, you're getting a good-performing shoe. The shoe feels light, the traction performs well enough, and the materials feel nice. The only issue to consider is that there is the potential for heel slippage.
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7.6
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2021
The D.O.N Issue #3 is a lightweight shoe that provided a decent amount of court feel with the Lightstrike midsole. However, the traction, fit, and heel lockdown left a lot to be desired.
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User Reviews of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

There are 0 user ratings with an average rating of NA

Traction of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

The 8.3 average traction rating ranks #110 of 186 shoes overall
9.0
MARKCHES
July 20, 2021
The traction is a huge upgrade for Mitchell's signature line. The grooves are wider and thicker which helps it grip better.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
July 20, 2021
The traction on these is pretty good on both indoor and outdoor courts.
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8.0
RicheeKim
July 25, 2021
The spiderweb-like traction pattern is pretty good for the most part. I slipped a bit, but it was minimal.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2021
The traction was not that good. It was inconsistent, and for the most part, it did not bite as hard as other shoes on the market. It performed well indoors, but on dusty courts, I was sliding a lot.
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Cushion of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

The 7.5 average cushion rating ranks #155 of 186 shoes overall
7.0
MARKCHES
July 20, 2021
The cushion in the D.O.N Issue #3s sits somewhere between the Harden Vol. 4 and the Dame 7. It has a little bit of bounciness but is very responsive.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
July 20, 2021
The feel of the cushion is similar to the Harden 4 and the Dame 7, but it is thicker. It's responsive and light but isn't the plushest cushion.
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8.0
RicheeKim
July 25, 2021
The Lightstrike feels exactly like what you would expect. It's similar to Bounce but not as dense. The shoe feels responsive, and it has good heel cushioning.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2021
The full-length Lightstrike is nice because it is lightweight. It provides a good amount of court feel but is lacking in impact protection.
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Materials of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

The 8.0 average materials rating ranks #116 of 186 shoes overall
8.0
MARKCHES
July 20, 2021
The materials don't require any break-in time and appear to be decently durable.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
July 20, 2021
The tongue feels really nice, and the overall materials remind me of the Dame 2. They require no break-in time but aren't the most breathable.
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8.0
RicheeKim
July 25, 2021
The upper is completely textile, but some rubber and fuse hits are placed strategically for durability. They definitely get the job done.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2021
After an initial break-in period, the materials are a definite upgrade from the D.O.N Issue #2. It performs well and feels soft once broken in.
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Support of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

The 7.8 average support rating ranks #161 of 186 shoes overall
8.0
MARKCHES
July 20, 2021
I experienced no heel slippage. The footbed keeps you very well contained.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
July 20, 2021
The lateral TPU provides good support and keeps you contained laterally. The downside is that I experienced quite a bit of heel slippage.
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8.0
RicheeKim
July 25, 2021
I had some heel slippage in only my right shoe. Nothing too extreme, but just noticeable enough to make me feel a bit insecure. Everything else about the support felt good.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2021
For lateral containment, I had no issues. The setup with the foam coming up the sides of the shoe performed well. I did have a little heel slippage, but that is mostly subjective to my foot.
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Fit of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

The 7.8 average fit rating ranks #156 of 186 shoes overall
8.0
MARKCHES
July 20, 2021
The fit is not as snug as other recent Adidas models in the midfoot, which is a welcome improvement for me.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
July 20, 2021
I was able to go true to size.
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8.0
RicheeKim
July 25, 2021
The materials lay nicely over your feet, and the tongue feels nice as well.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2021
The fit is not for me. It fit well length-wise, but the toe box had a lot of extra room. You may like it if you like a roomier fit.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 50.0% average outdoor rating ranks #67 of 186 shoes overall
fair
MARKCHES
July 20, 2021
There's isn't much fraying on my pair yet.
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fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
July 20, 2021
The grooves are quite thick. So, the outdoor bite is still pretty good.
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fair
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2021
The rubber is fairly hard, but the grooves aren't the best.
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Width of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

slightly wide
MARKCHES
July 20, 2021
The shoe does a decent job of accommodating wider feet.
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regularly wide
RicheeKim
July 25, 2021
I have slightly wide feet, and the shoe felt good going down half a size. Keep in mind, it may feel tight when first trying them on.
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slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2021
It is a little bit wide.
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Size of the Adidas D.O.N Issue #3:

½ size large
MARKCHES
July 20, 2021
Go half a size down for regular footers and true to size for wide footers.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
July 20, 2021
There is a bit of extra space at the front of the shoe, but not enough to make me want to go half a size down.
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½ size large
RicheeKim
July 25, 2021
I recommend going down half a size.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2021
It fit true to size, but there is too much space in the forefoot for my liking.
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