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Adidas Trae Young 1

Released 9/2021, Low Top, Trae Young, 
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7.9
EXPERT RATING
3 reviews
8.2
USER RATING
3 ratings
Trae Young's first signature shoe provides some of Adidas's best cushioning.

Best Suitable For:

Fans of Trae Young that are looking for a comfortable cushion setup.

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Available at 7 shops | Official Retail Price: $139.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings
User Ratings
Traction
7.0
Cushion
9.0
Materials
8.0
Support
8.0
Fit
7.7
Outdoor
50%

Weight & Sizing:

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Sizing:
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Width:
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Adidas Trae Young 1 Review

Pros:
One of Adidas's better cushion setups
The materials are sturdy and comfortable
Cons:
Lack of lace loops
Inconsistent traction on dusty courts

Performance of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

Trae Young turned a lot of heads with his play during the 2020-2021 NBA playoffs. He also happened to debut his first signature shoe during this playoff run. Now that the shoe is available to the public, reviewers agree that the traction is inconsistent. One mentions that the shoe picks up a lot of dust on dirtier courts. All reviewers agree that cushioning is the best part of the shoe. The combination of Lightstrike throughout with Boost in the heel keeps the shoe low to the ground and comfortable. The materials used provide structure and help the shoe feel sturdy around your foot. If you can get a pair in the right size, there shouldn't be a problem with the fit. One thing to note is that there aren't many lace loops on the shoe; this makes it hard to customize the fit. Support and lockdown get the job done when it comes to Trae's first shoe with Adidas. Overall, the Adidas Trae Young 1 is a fun shoe to play in as long as you stick to playing on cleaner courts.
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

Expert Rating: 7.9 (ranks #154 of 191)
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8 - Good
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8.0
MARKCHES
September 29, 2021
The Adidas Trae Young 1 is a stable sneaker. It feels low to the ground, which works well with the Lightstrike cushion in the forefoot. Just make sure to get the right size.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 23, 2021
Overall, the Adidas Trae Young 1 feels great on foot. When playing on clean courts, the shoe feels low to the ground, responsive, and comfortable.
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7.8
RicheeKim
September 30, 2021
The Adidas Trae Young 1 is awesome in every way but the traction. I really like the materials, the fit and support are good, and the cushion shined.
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User Reviews of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

User Rating: 8.2 (ranks #71 of 191)
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9 - Great
33%
8 - Good
67%
7 - Average
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7.6
Oceanheaven
October 26, 2021
Traction works on a clean court, but will pick up a lot of dust easily making it very slippery. Cushion is by far the best aspect about this shoe imo. Support and fit were fine for me. Nothing outstanding nothing bad. It is worth noting that this shoe has a bigger toebox compared to other shoes and that there is no tongue. Personally, I like the no tongue feature as they hug my foot more like a sock. This shoe is worth if you play on a clean court, need lots of cushioning, and can get a good fit
8.4
WaggaBasketball
October 28, 2021
The shoe had an amazing cushion and court feel and the materials provided a snug and supportive feel.
8.6
Benny
Monday at 09:29 AM
I liked the way they looked. looked clean and got compliments on the court while playing. Really plays to my playing style as it helps with traction while dribbling so I don’t slip and mess my dribbles but stay in position

Traction of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

Expert Traction Rating: 7.0 (ranks #172 of 191)
User Traction Rating: 7.7 (ranks #74 of 191)
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9 - Great
17%
8 - Good
33%
7 - Average
17%
6 - Subpar
33%
5 - Poor
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8.0
MARKCHES
September 29, 2021
The traction was good on a clean court. But, in dusty conditions, I've played in better shoes.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
October 23, 2021
I had a lot of trouble with the shoe picking up a lot of dust on dirtier courts. On cleaner courts, the traction performed nicely.
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6.0
RicheeKim
September 30, 2021
The traction performed decently on a clean court, but it was poor on dustier courts.
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Cushion of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #38 of 191)
User Cushion Rating: 9.3 (ranks #21 of 191)
10 - Amazing
33%
9 - Great
50%
8 - Good
17%
7 - Average
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6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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9.0
MARKCHES
September 29, 2021
The Trae Young 1 is made of Lightstrike in the forefoot and Boost in the heel. The impact protection feels nice in the back, and the forefoot feels low to the ground; very responsive.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
October 23, 2021
The cushioning setup is my favourite part of the shoe. There is a full-length Lightstrike with Boost in the heel. It feels low to the ground, and the step-in comfort has a decent amount of soft compression.
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9.0
RicheeKim
September 30, 2021
There is a full-length Lightstrike midsole with Boost in the heel. It is the Lightstrike that we all want to experience. The combination works well together and provides an ample amount of impact protection and responsiveness.
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Materials of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.0 (ranks #114 of 191)
User Materials Rating: 8.3 (ranks #60 of 191)
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9 - Great
33%
8 - Good
50%
7 - Average
17%
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8.0
MARKCHES
September 29, 2021
The upper is sturdy. It doesn't stretch much, and it has a good structure.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 23, 2021
There is a textile mesh-like material that starts stiff but becomes softer the more you play in them.
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8.0
RicheeKim
September 30, 2021
Mesh is what primarily makes up the upper of the shoe. It has a good structure, and the materials don't feel cheap.
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Support of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

Expert Support Rating: 8.0 (ranks #136 of 191)
User Support Rating: 7.0 (ranks #82 of 191)
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8.0
MARKCHES
September 29, 2021
The support is solid due to the structure of the upper. However, if the shoe had a better lacing system, the lockdown would be better.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 23, 2021
There are no issues with lateral containment and support.
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8.0
RicheeKim
September 30, 2021
I had no issues with the support in this shoe. There's everything you want and nothing that you don't.
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Fit of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

Expert Fit Rating: 7.7 (ranks #161 of 191)
User Fit Rating: 8.7 (ranks #49 of 191)
10 - Amazing
17%
9 - Great
0%
8 - Good
67%
7 - Average
17%
6 - Subpar
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7.0
MARKCHES
September 29, 2021
Make sure to get the right size because the shoe is fit is only adjustable from the midfoot area up.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 23, 2021
The fit was good for me. I had no issues. The only downside is that it isn't customizable with the lack of holes in the lacing system.
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8.0
RicheeKim
September 30, 2021
There is some extra space in the toe box area, but the shoe doesn't stretch much. So, the shoe fits decently.
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Durability of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

User Durability Rating: 9.0 (ranks #16 of 191)
10 - Amazing
33%
9 - Great
33%
8 - Good
33%
7 - Average
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6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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Outdoor of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #66 of 191)
User Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #33 of 191)
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fair
MARKCHES
September 29, 2021
The outsole is thick rubber. It looks like it will perform decent outdoors.
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fair
The Sole Brothers
October 23, 2021
The grooves are deep, and there is a lot of rubber. They should be alright when using them outdoors.
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Width of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

very narrow
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slightly narrow
40%
regular
60%
slightly wide
0%
very wide
0%
regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
October 23, 2021
I'd say the shoe has a regular width.
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slightly narrow
RicheeKim
September 30, 2021
The shoe can be tough to get on for people with wider feet.
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Size of the Adidas Trae Young 1:

very small
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slightly small
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true to size
50%
slightly long
50%
very long
0%
½ size large
MARKCHES
September 29, 2021
I had to go down half a size because the lacing system is short, making it hard to customize the fit.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
October 23, 2021
I went true to size, and there is only a bit of space in the toe area lengthwise.
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true to size
RicheeKim
September 30, 2021
I would go true to size.
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