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Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5

Released 11/2023, Low Top, Donovan Mitchell, 
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8.1
EXPERT RATING
3 reviews
7.6
USER RATING
4 ratings
The D.O.N. Issue #5 provides solid performance, especially with fit and support.

Best Suitable For:

The Adidas D.O.N. Issue #5 is best for players who like to get up and down the court quickly.

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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (3)
User Ratings (4)
Traction
8.3
Cushion
7.3
Materials
8.0
Support
8.7
Fit
8.3
Outdoor
50%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5 Review

Pros:
Excellent traction
Solid support and lockdown
Cons:
Cheaper materials
Quick dust pickup

Performance of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

Donovan Mitchell's latest signature model with Adidas, the D.O.N Issue #5, only slightly moves the needle. Reviewers agree that the traction performance is one of the better aspects, especially after an initial break-in period to warm up the rubber. The Lightstrike cushioning is dense. The shank Adidas included keeps the shoe lively, but the setup is not plush. The snug fit is one of the shoe's better features. The materials feel cheap, but they do a solid job of contributing to the shoe's fit and containment. Because of the combination of fit and materials, the support and lockdown are superb. The Adidas D.O.N. Issue #5 makes its name on the secure fit and supportive lockdown.
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

Expert Rating: 8.1 (ranks #222 of 295)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.4
December 6, 2023
The Adidas D.O.N. Issue #5 thrives on fit, support, and lockdown. The performance of the materials aids with the containment, and the traction is decent.
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8.0
December 14, 2023
The Adidas D.O.N. Issue #5 is a Jekyll and Hyde type of shoe. I felt quick and snappy but also stiff at the same time. The foam could be better.
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8.0
December 14, 2023
I like the Adidas D.O.N. Issue #5 aesthetics more than the performance. The traction is excellent, but the cushioning feels B-tier.
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User Reviews of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

User Rating: 7.6 (ranks #258 of 295)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.4
January 10, 2024
The D.O.N 5 is a Solid perfomance. The Traction is good but not amazing, on dust is a little inconsistent but at least is very durable. The cushining is good and responsive, nice compression and is little bounce but is not better than previeus version. The material,lockdown, stability anddurability is my favorite part about this shoe, is freaking amazing, even though a sythetic material i didn´t fell discomfort, what I really felt was great security and court sensitivity.
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8.6
January 3, 2024
Feels really supportive but a little stiff, although more bouncy than I expected. Only real negative was the time to break in, it took me three hour+ sessions to really feel like the shoe is working well, but now I really like how it feels. If it doesn’t feel good right outside the box, give it a minute.
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8.4
January 1, 2024
User didn't add a summary.
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5.0
January 1, 2024
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.3 (ranks #182 of 295)
User Traction Rating: 7.5 (ranks #259 of 295)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
December 6, 2023
The traction needs a few days to break in. It performed well afterwards. Dust does affect the performance, though.
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8.0
December 14, 2023
The rubber compound feels sticky. Make sure to wipe off the dust build-up.
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9.0
December 14, 2023
The herringbone pattern provides excellent performance. It's pretty good on dust, too.
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Cushion of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

Expert Cushion Rating: 7.3 (ranks #266 of 295)
User Cushion Rating: 7.3 (ranks #248 of 295)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
December 6, 2023
I enjoy the soft Lightstrike foam. It feels comfortable during play, but the step-in comfort could be better.
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7.0
December 14, 2023
The Lightstrike feels more dense than usual. The shank is thicker, too. It's not plush, but it is lively.
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7.0
December 14, 2023
The cushioning performance is slightly below average. The Lightstrike foam is lightweight. However, it's not as soft or responsive as Adidas' other foams.
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Materials of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.0 (ranks #167 of 295)
User Materials Rating: 7.5 (ranks #247 of 295)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
December 6, 2023
The upper is synthetic, and it feels stiff. The material is supportive, though.
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8.0
December 14, 2023
I like the setup of the two-piece tongue for containment, but the shoe does hold on to heat and moisture more than other shoes.
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8.0
December 14, 2023
The materials feel cheap and plasticky. There's no discomfort performance-wise.
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Support of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

Expert Support Rating: 8.7 (ranks #89 of 295)
User Support Rating: 8.3 (ranks #191 of 295)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
9.0
December 6, 2023
The lockdown feels secure. This is one of the most supportive shoes. Your foot is not leaving the footbed.
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9.0
December 14, 2023
The lacing system lets you crank down and secure your foot. I had zero heel slippage, too.
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8.0
December 14, 2023
The lockdown is decent, and the stability is secure.
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Fit of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.3 (ranks #134 of 295)
User Fit Rating: 7.5 (ranks #256 of 295)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
9.0
December 6, 2023
The fit suits me incredibly well. I like how snug it is.
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8.0
December 14, 2023
The fit is decently accommodating, and there's not much to complain about.
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8.0
December 14, 2023
I didn't have issues with the fit. It feels standard.
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Durability of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

User Durability Rating: 8.0 (ranks #211 of 295)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1

Outdoor of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #102 of 295)
User Outdoor Rating: 66.7 (ranks #102 of 295)
Good (100%)
2
Fair (50%)
3
Bad (0%)
1
fair
December 6, 2023
Outdoor play should be decent.
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fair
December 14, 2023
The rubber is tough enough for outdoors, but beware of the tread wearing down.
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fair
December 14, 2023
The rubber feels durable enough for outdoors.
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Width of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

very narrow
1
slightly narrow
1
regular
4
slightly wide
1
very wide
0
slightly narrow
December 6, 2023
The width is slightly narrow.
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regularly wide
December 14, 2023
2E feet can go true to size for a performance fit or up half a size for a roomier fit.
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regularly wide
December 14, 2023
The width is standard.
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Size of the Adidas D.O.N. Issue 5:

very small
1
slightly small
0
true to size
6
slightly long
0
very long
0
true to size
December 6, 2023
I went true to size.
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true to size
December 14, 2023
Narrow and medium feet can go true to size.
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true to size
December 14, 2023
I recommend going true to size.
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