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ANTA KT3 Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$119.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
11/2017
# of Reviews:
5
Traction
8.9
Cushion
9.1
Materials
9.1
Support
8.5
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
75%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of ANTA KT3:

Blue / Black / Red
Blue / Black / Red
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On Fire
On Fire
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Kamaqing
Kamaqing
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BHM
BHM
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CNY
CNY
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Valentine's Day
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PROS:

  • Great traction
  • Comfortable cushioning

CONS:

  • Specific fit

Summary of 5 Expert Reviews:

The Anta KT3 is the third signature sneaker of Klay Thompson and delivers significant improvements over the already very well-received KT2. The multi-directional traction pattern works exceptionally well on all surfaces, the cushioning is a little firmer in the forefoot but provides excellent impact protection in the heel, and the knitted upper is comfortable and feels very premium. The only downside is the specific fit which might not work for everybody. Other than that, at a retail price of only $120, this is one of the best performance sneakers on the market!
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Expert Reviews of the ANTA KT3:

The 8.8 average overall rating ranks #18 of 116 shoes overall
8.5
Analykix.com
April 17, 2018
I enjoyed playing in the Anta KT3 and I would easily recommend the shoe for multiple player positions because of it's adequate cushioning.
8.6
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
I think Anta killed it with the KT3. This is a very affordable signature sneaker with a premium knitted upper, great traction and responsive cushioning.
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8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Premium materials as well as improved cushioning and traction - a definitive improvement over the KT2.
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9.1
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The Anta KT3 is a great shoe. Between the Dame 4, Curry 4 and KT3 I have one hell of a lineup to choose from on any given night.
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9.4
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
One of the best performance shoes I have played in this year, especially at this price. A very nice shoe that will work for every type of player.
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Traction of the ANTA KT3:

The 8.9 average traction rating ranks #37 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
Analykix.com
April 17, 2018
The translucent rubber attracts a lot of dust and requires constant wiping which gets annoying quickly.
9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
The traction works fantastic on all surfaces.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The multi-directional traction pattern grips to the floor really well.
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Traction on the ANTA KT3 looks like a finger print, à la the Air Jordan XX3, and like other circular patterns, it works wonderfully.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The traction is super nice. On a clean court, it bites really hard, on a dusty court you will need to wipe a lot.
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Cushion of the ANTA KT3:

The 9.1 average cushion rating ranks #22 of 116 shoes overall
8.5
Analykix.com
April 17, 2018
The Anta EVE cushioning is very comfortable and provides a lot of impact protection.
9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
You are going to love the cushion if you are a forefoot heavy player. Very low-to-the-ground and responsive but minimal energy return.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The cushioning is soft but still responsive. Impact protection in the heel is improved compared to the KT2.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The forefoot area heavily focuses on court feel while the heel focuses on impact protection.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The cushioning feels soft and plush but is still responsive. I really enjoyed this setup.
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Materials of the ANTA KT3:

The 9.1 average materials rating ranks #13 of 116 shoes overall
8.5
Analykix.com
April 17, 2018
The Anta KT3 features a knit upper which is on par with today's trend.
9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
The fully knitted upper is flexible and comfortable.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Soft and flexible knit feels really nice and works very well.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Durable and comfortable knit backed by nylon and glue — and I love it.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The knitted upper material is super soft and doesn't need any break-in period.
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Support of the ANTA KT3:

The 8.5 average support rating ranks #65 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
The support was great and made me want to run my cuts a little tighter and more quickly - just like Klay Thompson!
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The traditional lacing system and the internal heel counter provide excellent containment. The wide outrigger ensures lateral stability during cuts.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Everything you need is there and it all works well.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
I didn't have any issues with support and lockdown.
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Fit of the ANTA KT3:

The 8.5 average fit rating ranks #65 of 116 shoes overall
8.5
Analykix.com
April 17, 2018
The fit is nice and works well even without the strap.
8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
The KT3 fit is rather particular and won't work for every player. Tight in the midfoot but there is a bit of dead space in the toe box.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The material and cushioning are really comfortable. Unfortunately, the lateral outrigger was pinching my toes on my left foot.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The fit is a bit looser and less suffocating than in the KT2.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The fit is amazing.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 75% average outdoor rating ranks #27 of 116 shoes overall
good
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Traction held up really nicely indoors and outdoors.
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fair
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Rubber is pretty firm, so outdoor use should be okay.
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Width of the ANTA KT3:

slightly narrow
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
Narrow in the midfoot.
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slightly wide
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Runs a little wide.
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slightly wide
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Extra volume in the toe is present.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
A little bit narrower than normal.
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Size of the ANTA KT3:

½ size large
Analykix.com
April 17, 2018
Runs a bit long.
true to size
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
December 27, 2017
I would go true to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
I went true to size.
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true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The KT3 fits true to size.
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Go down half a size.
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