Adidas Trae Young 3

Released 9/2023, Low Top, Trae Young, 
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8.0
EXPERT RATING
5 reviews
8.3
USER RATING
8 ratings
The Adidas Trae Young 3 is a decent next entry in his lineup. It features standout traction and a comfortable new cushioning setup.

Best Suitable For:

This shoe is meant for shifty players with a quick, grounded playstyle.

Price Comparison:

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

Expert Ratings (5)
User Ratings (8)
Traction
8.4
Cushion
8.2
Materials
7.6
Support
8.2
Fit
7.4
Outdoor
0%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Adidas Trae Young 3 Review

Pros:
Incredible traction
Comfortable foam cushioning
Cons:
It takes time to break in the materials
Poor outsole durability outdoors

Performance of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

Trae Young's third signature shoe is quite the departure from the first two in tech and design. Reviewers agree the traction is a standout feature of the Adidas Trae Young 3. It doesn't hold up outdoors, but the indoor performance is excellent. Adidas uses a new foam in the cushioning setup. It feels soft and bouncy without being explosive. The fit is tricky. Some reviewers mention the shoe taking time to properly break in before feeling comfortable. The design of the upper looks more traditional than past models. The materials are lighter and more flexible, but it takes time to feel comfortable. The shoe is low to the ground, so it feels stable. Some reviewers mentioned the ankle collar isn't snug, and one reviewer experienced a bit of heel slippage. The Adidas Trae Young 3 is a solid shoe if you have a similar play style to Trae. The cushioning and support features cater to a specific niche.
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Expert Reviews of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

Expert Rating: 8.0 (ranks #242 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
5
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
July 24, 2023
The Adidas Trae Young 3 has bouncy cushioning and consistent traction, but the heel slippage and stability subtract from the overall performance.
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8.0
August 13, 2023
The Adidas Trae Young 3 is a niche shoe. It's best for lightweight, bouncing players. The cushion is soft and bouncy, while the traction grips. Beware of the durability outdoors.
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8.0
The Adidas Trae Young 3 is a massive improvement. It feels light and reactive. The best features are the grippy outsole and stability. The main downside is the lack of impact protection for heavier players.
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8.0
November 3, 2023
The Adidas Trae Young 3 is a solid performer, but I didn't enjoy how bulky it is. The cushioning feels good, and the stability is better than expected, though.
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7.8
August 25, 2023
The Adidas Trae Young 3 is a decent shoe. It has impressive traction and cushioning. The materials and comfort are lacking, though.
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User Reviews of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

User Rating: 8.3 (ranks #212 of 303)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
9.3
August 27, 2023
This is a god shoe OMG It is one of the best traction ever
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9.7
November 22, 2023
the only problem i found annoying is heel slippage.
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9.8
September 2, 2023
one of the best shoes in the world right now .
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8.6
November 6, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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7.2
November 13, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.4 (ranks #173 of 303)
User Traction Rating: 8.0 (ranks #222 of 303)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
1
9.0
July 24, 2023
The outsole was immaculate on clean courts, but there was a minor drop in performance on dusty courts. It's still solid, though.
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9.0
August 13, 2023
The traction performs better than expected. The grip feels very good. The rubber will grab the court. You have to trust it.
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8.0
The traction is grippy and covers you in multiple directions. Beware of dust pickup.
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7.0
November 3, 2023
After breaking the traction in, it performs well. Dust can cause some sliding.
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9.0
August 25, 2023
Traction is my favourite part of the sneaker. You can stop on a dime. It's top-tier.
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Cushion of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.2 (ranks #187 of 303)
User Cushion Rating: 8.3 (ranks #170 of 303)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
5
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
9.0
July 24, 2023
The foam feels soft and bouncy, especially in the heel. There's plenty of good feedback when moving, too.
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8.0
August 13, 2023
The cushioning feels bouncy underfoot but feels more geared towards shock absorption.
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8.0
The cushioning is low to the ground while remaining bouncy and reactive.
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8.0
November 3, 2023
The cushioning is one of my favourite features. The compression is solid, and there's plenty of impact protection. I enjoy the step-in comfort, too.
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8.0
August 25, 2023
The cushion feels responsive under the forefoot, and I have no issues with the impact protection, either. The foam feels soft.
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Materials of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

Expert Materials Rating: 7.6 (ranks #256 of 303)
User Materials Rating: 8.1 (ranks #174 of 303)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
6
7 - Average
3
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
July 24, 2023
The upper is a standard textile. There's more flexibility and less weight this year.
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7.0
August 13, 2023
The upper is more traditional. The tongue is thin, which makes lacing uncomfortable. I had a hard time breaking these materials in.
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8.0
The upper takes time to break in. It conforms well to your foot afterwards.
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8.0
November 3, 2023
The materials are slightly stiff but supportive. It also feels comfortable and minimal.
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7.0
August 25, 2023
The materials conform to feet nicely, but there's a bit of pressure on top of your foot. I'm not impressed with the quality and comfort, though.
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Support of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

Expert Support Rating: 8.2 (ranks #204 of 303)
User Support Rating: 7.5 (ranks #262 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
5
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
2
7.0
July 24, 2023
The stability is somewhat disappointing because of the upper, but the shoe is low to the ground.
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8.0
August 13, 2023
The midfoot shank provides lateral stability. It's an incredibly stable shoe.
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9.0
Support might be the shoe's best feature. The shoe's base and torsional plate provide plenty of stability.
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9.0
November 3, 2023
Surprisingly, the support and lockdown are solid. Lateral stability felt good, too.
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8.0
August 25, 2023
I didn't have issues with heel lockdown. I felt safe and secure in this shoe. The lockdown and containment felt good.
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Fit of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

Expert Fit Rating: 7.4 (ranks #285 of 303)
User Fit Rating: 8.0 (ranks #222 of 303)
10 - Amazing
4
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
5
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
2
7.0
July 24, 2023
Heel slippage is an issue if you don't go down half a size. I'm also not a fan of the laces either. The fit is okay.
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8.0
August 13, 2023
The shoe takes a while to break in before feeling comfortable. Beware if you have a flat foot. You might need an orthotic.
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7.0
The fit is decent.
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8.0
November 3, 2023
The Trae Young 3 fits well, and the toe box feels normal.
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7.0
August 25, 2023
I don't like the ankle collar. It doesn't close around your ankle.
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Durability of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

User Durability Rating: 7.2 (ranks #263 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
2

Outdoor of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 0.0 (ranks #250 of 303)
User Outdoor Rating: 20.0 (ranks #249 of 303)
Good (100%)
0
Fair (50%)
2
Bad (0%)
8
no
July 24, 2023
The tread doesn't feel sturdy enough for outdoors.
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no
August 13, 2023
The rubber will wear down outdoors.
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no
The outsole will wear down quickly outdoors.
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no
November 3, 2023
The outsole is not the best for outdoor play. The rubber is too soft.
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no
August 25, 2023
The rubber is too soft to take outdoors.
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Width of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

very narrow
1
slightly narrow
0
regular
6
slightly wide
3
very wide
0
regularly wide
July 24, 2023
The shoe accommodates my slightly wide feet well.
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regularly wide
November 3, 2023
The width feels normal.
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Size of the Adidas Trae Young 3:

very small
1
slightly small
1
true to size
7
slightly long
2
very long
1
½ size large
July 24, 2023
Go down half a size for the best fit.
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true to size
August 13, 2023
Most players can go true to size, even wide footers.
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true to size
Go true to size.
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½ size small
November 3, 2023
I went up half a size.
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