ANTA Shock Wave 5

Released 6/2023, Low Top, 
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8.3
EXPERT RATING
6 reviews
9.1
USER RATING
5 ratings
The Anta Shock Wave 5 features durable and reliable traction with an agile cushioning setup.

Best Suitable For:

Shifty players who enjoy court feel and grippy traction will like the Anta Shock Wave 5.

Price Comparison:

Available at 2 shops | Official Retail Price: $199.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (6)
User Ratings (5)
Traction
9.0
Cushion
8.6
Materials
7.8
Support
8.2
Fit
8.2
Outdoor
100%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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ANTA Shock Wave 5 Review

Pros:
Responsive and reactive cushioning
Consistent traction performance
Cons:
Poor material usage

Performance of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

It's not a signature, but Kyrie Irving will wear the Anta Shock Wave 5. The durable and reliably grippy traction is one of the shoe's best features. It's well-suited for all court types. Cushioning is comfortable. There's some impact protection under the heel, but the foam mainly feels responsive. Materials feel cheap and plasticky. They provide containment and breathability, though. The construction of the shoe keeps you contained and locked down. There were no reported issues with the support. The Anta Shock Wave 5 is a solid pickup for most, but especially so for outdoor players.
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Expert Reviews of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

Expert Rating: 8.3 (ranks #169 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.6
August 24, 2023
The Anta Shockwave 5 is a super responsive shoe. I enjoy playing in it. The traction is outstanding, and the cushioning is low to the ground with tons of court feel.
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The Anta Shock Wave 5 feels like a shoe meant for Kyrie Irving. It feels agile, low-profile, and reactive.
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8.5
September 7, 2023
I enjoyed the Anta Shockwave 5 more than other Kyrie models. The performance is better because of the build quality, the materials, and the cushioning.
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8.2
August 18, 2023
The Anta Shock Wave 5 has impressive traction, underfoot cushioning, and lockdown. Beware of the inconsistent materials, though.
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8.2
The Anta Shockwave 5 is an impressive performer. The traction performs well, and the cushioning is balanced. My only concern is the weight.
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8.0
August 18, 2023
The Anta Shock Wave 5 has grippy traction and a responsive cushioning setup. The containment is also solid but beware of the slim fit.
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User Reviews of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

User Rating: 9.1 (ranks #51 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.2
October 30, 2023
The shoes are very comfortable, traction is very good even in dusty courts , cushion and support good as well. The only thing that fails is the materials, they quickly start to lose their paint.
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8.9
October 30, 2023
Very loud squeak and cood traction. Cushion is good.
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9.1
September 23, 2023
this shoe is just too good, idk why.
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8.7
December 31, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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9.4
October 25, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

Expert Traction Rating: 9.0 (ranks #72 of 303)
User Traction Rating: 9.2 (ranks #73 of 303)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
8
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
August 24, 2023
The traction performs well immediately. The grip feels outstanding. The dust performance is solid but not the best.
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The traction provides excellent multidirectional coverage.
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9.0
September 7, 2023
The traction pattern grips very well.
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9.0
August 18, 2023
The traction performance has an excellent stop. It performs well on clean and dusty courts.
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9.0
Dust pickup isn't an issue, and the performance feels good. I especially like the curved medial side.
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9.0
August 18, 2023
The traction sticks hard. The grip is impressive, even on dusty courts.
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Cushion of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.6 (ranks #135 of 303)
User Cushion Rating: 8.6 (ranks #130 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
5
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
August 24, 2023
Anta uses a nitrogen-based foam with an extreme court feel, and the impact protection is adequate.
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The cushioning is reminiscent of the Harden Vol. 1. It's responsive with decent impact protection.
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9.5
September 7, 2023
I love the use of a double shank. The setup is incredibly bouncy. The launch is also outstanding.
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9.0
August 18, 2023
The foam feels soft. The carbon fibre midfoot plate also provides plenty of responsiveness. Cushioning is one of the shoe's best features.
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8.0
The cushioning is a good balance between impact protection and bounce. It's not the best for responsiveness, though.
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8.0
August 18, 2023
The forefoot is comfortable. I especially like the density of the foam.
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Materials of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

Expert Materials Rating: 7.8 (ranks #231 of 303)
User Materials Rating: 7.8 (ranks #234 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
7
7 - Average
3
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
August 24, 2023
The mesh materials feel nice. It's soft, conforms to your foot well, and it's supportive.
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The materials are the worst feature. The shoe is functional, lightweight, and breathable but cheap and plasticky.
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8.0
September 7, 2023
The upper is a unique design. The ankle padding is appreciated, and the breathability is impressive.
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7.0
August 18, 2023
The mesh tongue is soft, and the padding is comfortable. The plastic-feeling shell folds awkwardly. It causes my flat feet some discomfort.
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8.0
The TPU overlay causes some bubbling because of the material. The lining feels soft and comfortable, though.
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8.0
August 18, 2023
The materials resemble a leno weave, but it feels rubbery. Ventilation feels decent.
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Support of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

Expert Support Rating: 8.2 (ranks #205 of 303)
User Support Rating: 8.6 (ranks #148 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
8
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
August 24, 2023
The padding around the heel provides solid lockdown. The lateral containment also performs well.
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All of the support features are well thought out. The spring plate, TPU cage, and lacing system provide stability, containment and lockdown.
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8.0
September 7, 2023
The added protection provided by the construction, padding, and shanks in this shoe is solid.
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8.0
August 18, 2023
No heel slippage from my experience. Lockdown is solid too.
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8.0
I enjoy the shape of the heel cushioning. It allows your foot to sink in and feel secure.
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8.0
August 18, 2023
The material construction provides solid lateral containment. The lacing system and heel cup contain your ankle well too.
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Fit of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.2 (ranks #177 of 303)
User Fit Rating: 8.8 (ranks #95 of 303)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
August 24, 2023
The shoe fits me like a glove. I enjoy the snugness.
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The shoe fits like a glove. The upper adapts to your foot with plenty of sculpting around the heel.
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8.0
September 7, 2023
The longer lace line offers extra customization. The fit is also a hair long.
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8.0
August 18, 2023
I had no issues with the fit of the shoe.
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8.0
The fit is snug. It feels like a sock shoe.
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7.0
August 18, 2023
I had to crank the laces to get a solid fit.
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Durability of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

User Durability Rating: 8.8 (ranks #83 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #3 of 303)
User Outdoor Rating: 75.0 (ranks #85 of 303)
Good (100%)
8
Fair (50%)
2
Bad (0%)
0
good
August 24, 2023
The grooves are thick enough for outdoor play.
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These are a perfect choice for outdoor play.
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good
September 7, 2023
This shoe plays well on outdoor courts.
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good
August 18, 2023
It feels sturdy enough for outdoors.
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good
The outsole is solid enough for outdoor play.
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good
August 18, 2023
The rubber is thick and pliable. This shoe is good enough for outdoors.
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Width of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
7
regular
3
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
slightly narrow
August 24, 2023
The width is narrow.
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regularly wide
September 7, 2023
2E feet can go true to size because of the extra length.
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slightly narrow
August 18, 2023
The width is average, but the midfoot feels snug.
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slightly narrow
I recommend going up half a size if you have wide feet.
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slightly narrow
August 18, 2023
The forefoot is slim.
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Size of the ANTA Shock Wave 5:

very small
0
slightly small
1
true to size
10
slightly long
0
very long
0
true to size
August 24, 2023
I went true to size.
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true to size
Go true to your EU size.
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true to size
September 7, 2023
Narrow or medium feet can go true to size.
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true to size
August 18, 2023
The fit is true to size.
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true to size
True to size will work for most people.
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true to size
August 18, 2023
I went true to size.
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