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ANTA KT 4 Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$124.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
10/2018
# of Reviews:
2
Traction
9.3
Cushion
8.8
Materials
9.5
Support
8.5
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
0%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of ANTA KT 4:

COLLEGE RED
COLLEGE RED
No stores found
Ice Blue / White / Yellow
Ice Blue / White / Yellow
No stores found
Fluorescent Red / Fluorescent Green / White
Fluorescent Red / Fluorescent Green / White
No stores found
Klay Area
Klay Area
No stores found
Make it Rain
Make it Rain
No stores found

PROS:

  • Premium knitted upper material
  • Awesome traction

CONS:

  • Small containment issues on lateral cuts

Summary of 2 Expert Reviews:

Anta really outdid themselves with this years version of Klay Thompson's signature line. The upper material is super premium and feels similar to Lebron 15's battleknit but provides more lockdown and support. The traction is phenomenal on clean courts and works well enough once courts get dustier. The foam cushioning is very soft and comfortable but, unfortunately, also a little mushy. Overall, the Anta KT4 is a great performance basketball shoe that delivers premium materials and modern tech at a very fair price of only $125.
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Expert Reviews of the ANTA KT 4:

The 8.9 average overall rating ranks #10 of 116 shoes overall
8.6
The Sole Brothers
October 30, 2018
For $125 you get premium materials and modern tech. I enjoyed playing in these a lot! The only issues are the slightly mushy cushioning and the problematic containment on lateral cuts.
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9.2
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 30, 2018
The Anta KT4 is a ton of fun to play in. You’ve got to try them for yourself.
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Traction of the ANTA KT 4:

The 9.3 average traction rating ranks #18 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
October 30, 2018
The traction pattern bites super hard and stops on a dime. On dirty courts, it collects dust easily and it's not easy to wipe.
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 30, 2018
The KT4 uses the same fingerprint traction pattern used in the KT3 and it works incredibly well.
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Cushion of the ANTA KT 4:

The 8.8 average cushion rating ranks #49 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 30, 2018
The cushioning is super soft - almost too soft. Impact protection is crazy good but it feels a bit mushy and I didn't like the high offset of the heel.
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 30, 2018
The foam cushioning used is very similar to Boost and is very bouncy/springy in the rear while the front offered solid court feel with impact protection.
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Materials of the ANTA KT 4:

The 9.5 average materials rating ranks #1 of 116 shoes overall
10.0
The Sole Brothers
October 30, 2018
The materials are very soft and feel super premium.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 30, 2018
The upper material looks similar to the Battleknit used in the Lebron 15 but offers more lockdown and is less stretchy.
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Support of the ANTA KT 4:

The 8.5 average support rating ranks #62 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 30, 2018
There is a little bit of sliding on lateral cuts and the ankle support is pretty minimal.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 30, 2018
Extended outrigger, heel counter, and midfoot shank provide ample support.
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Fit of the ANTA KT 4:

The 8.5 average fit rating ranks #63 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 30, 2018
The knitted upper material started off a little snug but now it's almost too loose.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 30, 2018
The lockdown of the upper is surprisingly good.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 0% average outdoor rating ranks #96 of 116 shoes overall
no
The Sole Brothers
October 30, 2018
The rubber is pretty soft and pliable, I am not sure about outdoor use.
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Width of the ANTA KT 4:

regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
October 30, 2018
There is a little dead space in the toe box and the knitted upper is pretty soft and adapts to your feet.
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slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 30, 2018
Wide-footers will likely have a very snug fit.
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Size of the ANTA KT 4:

½ size large
The Sole Brothers
October 30, 2018
I went down half a size because the knit stretches out with time.
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true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 30, 2018
The Anta KT4 fits true to size.
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