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ANTA KT 5

Released 10/2019, High Top, Klay Thompson, 
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8.8
EXPERT RATING
3 reviews
9.4
USER RATING
3 ratings
Klay Thompson's signature shoe with great traction, cushion, and no real weaknesses.

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A durable shoe for any position or style of play.

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Available at 0 shops | Official Retail Price: $159.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (3)
User Ratings (3)
Traction
9.2
Cushion
8.8
Materials
8.3
Support
9.0
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
83%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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User Rating9.49.2(0.2)9.3(0.1)9.0(0.4)8.6(0.8)9.0(0.4)
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ANTA KT 5 Review

Pros:
Durable traction that works on any surface
Balanced and responsive cushioning
Cons:
Poor breathability

Performance of the ANTA KT 5:

The traction on the KT5 is similar to the KT3 and KT4 and does not disappoint. It works well indoors and outdoors with minor issues on dusty courts. The cushion setup is stable and responsive but still provides good impact protection. The materials on the KT 5 break in well, conform nicely to your foot, and are of great quality overall. The fit is a little long but the solid lockdown keeps your foot from sliding on the footbed and the high collar adds additional ankle support. Overall you are getting a shoe that is consistent with the KT line and a great overall performer.
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Expert Reviews of the ANTA KT 5:

Expert Rating: 8.8 (ranks #41 of 233)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The ANTA KT signature line is very consistent, similar to Nike's Kobe signature line. Even with changing aesthetics, the performance of the shoe remains very similar. The KT5's highlights are traction and cushioning, but overall stability and fit are great as well. If you like these I would definitely recommend them as they should work great for any position or style of play.
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8.6
May 7, 2021
For the price, the Anta KT5 is a great performing sneaker. It offers quite the bang for your buck with excellent cushion and traction. The materials are also comfortable and help provide solid support.
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8.5
October 10, 2019
For $130 you're getting good materials and a comfortable signature shoe with the Anta KT 5 that is a very good overall performer. There are no real weaknesses and I really enjoyed playing in it!
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User Reviews of the ANTA KT 5:

User Rating: 9.4 (ranks #9 of 233)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
November 29, 2021
User didn't add a summary.
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10.0
May 27, 2022
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9.2
January 10, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the ANTA KT 5:

Expert Traction Rating: 9.2 (ranks #47 of 233)
User Traction Rating: 9.3 (ranks #50 of 233)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The multi-directional fingerprint traction pattern works for any style of play and it doesn't matter which way you plant your foot because the traction is there.
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9.0
May 7, 2021
There's no break-in time needed. It grips both clean and dusty courts.
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9.0
October 10, 2019
The fingerprint traction is reminiscent of the KT 3 and 4 and has a really good stop on a clean court. They pick up a little dust, but a slight wipe and you should be good to go. Overall really good traction and almost top tier.
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Cushion of the ANTA KT 5:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.8 (ranks #85 of 233)
User Cushion Rating: 9.3 (ranks #40 of 233)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The smooth and stable A-Flash foam cushion has a good balance of court feel and impact protection and should be able to cater to most types of players.
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9.0
May 7, 2021
The Anta KT5 has full-length A-Flash foam in the midsole and it feels more plush than the foam used in the KT4. It is both responsive and bouncy.
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8.0
October 10, 2019
The cushioning is full-length Flash Foam that has a good amount of heel compression and feels plush, but not crazy bouncy. The forefoot is pretty dead, but there is good court feel because it is low to the ground. Overall a really good cushion setup that is comfortable and responsive.
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Materials of the ANTA KT 5:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.3 (ranks #108 of 233)
User Materials Rating: 9.3 (ranks #12 of 233)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The knit starts off slightly firm and crispy because there is a lot of glue that adds strength and support. After breaking in, materials retain their strength but feel much more natural.
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8.0
May 7, 2021
The upper features a textile mesh. It feels comfortable out of the box, needs no break-in time, and doesn't stretch much over time. On the downside, the shroud is purely aesthetic and adds a bit of weight to the shoe.
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8.0
October 10, 2019
The knit upper is pretty soft, thick, and conforms to your foot well. There is a shroud that covers the laces, but it doesn't do much besides hold your laces in place. One thing we didn't like it that this shoe definitely lacks ventilation and is very hot to play in. Overall these materials are really nice considering the $130 price tag.
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Support of the ANTA KT 5:

Expert Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #33 of 233)
User Support Rating: 9.7 (ranks #11 of 233)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The support on the KT5 was solid with a good outrigger, internal heel counter, flat base, and really good torsional shank. The external heel counter is made of rubber it is more decorative than it is functional.
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9.0
May 7, 2021
The outsole rises up the sides of the shoe to help the upper in providing stability to the shoe. When fully laced, my ankle also feels very protected.
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9.0
October 10, 2019
The support on the KT 5 is very nice and has good lateral containment from caging in the toe and mid foot. There is an internal TPU counter so we felt no heel slippage and you feel really locked down into the shoe. These also have good ankle protection because of the overall height.
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Fit of the ANTA KT 5:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.5 (ranks #96 of 233)
User Fit Rating: 9.3 (ranks #24 of 233)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The KT5 feels near perfect on-foot, the lockdown was solid and the traditional lacing works well. The collar height was a bit too tall for me and felt restrictive and cumbersome at times.
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8.0
May 7, 2021
It fits similarly to the KT4 with the materials accommodating your feet nicely.
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Durability of the ANTA KT 5:

User Durability Rating: 9.0 (ranks #53 of 233)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the ANTA KT 5:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 83.3 (ranks #40 of 233)
User Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #13 of 233)
Good (100%)
5
Fair (50%)
1
Bad (0%)
0
The traction pattern is thick and spaced out, so it should do well outdoors and on dusty courts.
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fair
May 7, 2021
The fingerprint pattern has thick rubber, so it should be ok outdoors.
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good
October 10, 2019
Durability on the thick rubber seems really good and you're definitely gonna be able to play in these outdoors.
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Width of the ANTA KT 5:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
1
regular
5
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
regularly wide
True to size should work well for wide footers as well because of the extra room in the forefoot area. As always I'd recommend trying on before purchasing if possible.
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regularly wide
May 7, 2021
This shoe is wide-footer friendly.
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regularly wide
October 10, 2019
If you have a wide foot true to size should be good for you.
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Size of the ANTA KT 5:

very small
0
slightly small
1
true to size
3
slightly long
2
very long
0
true to size
True to size worked perfect for me, but there was a little bit of room in the forefoot area. This didn't bother me though.
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½ size large
May 7, 2021
It runs a little bit big. I would go half a size down if you have a regular shaped foot.
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½ size large
October 10, 2019
These run a little long so I'd recommend going down half a size.
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