Verdict from 84 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Most users of the Adidas NXT LVL SPD V say that the pair is comfortable to wear.
  • Quite a handful of wearers commented that this basketball shoe model generally looks beautiful.
  • Adidas’ Geofit technology is integrated into the shoe’s construction, boosting comfort as it offers an anatomical fit.
  • Several players concluded that these basketball shoes bring good value for money.
  • A couple of users confirm that the sizing for this fifth model is excellent.
  • Propulsion and a smoother run are also covered through Adidas’ Adiprene innovation.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A user reported that the Adidas NXT LVL SPD V basketball shoe is constructed way too low.
  • Another said that the pair is too heavy.

Bottom line

Overall, the reviews for these fifth generation certified Adidas basketball shoes are overwhelmingly good. The Adidas NXT LVL SPD basketball shoe is said to sport a look that meshes a sleek aesthetic with a touch of tradition. The comfort that the pair provides is exceptional according to majority of its reviewers. Innovations have not missed this pair either, as the pair fuses Adiprene (for propulsion) and Geofit (for reinforcing) into its construction

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Good to know

With the fifth release of the Adidas LVL SPD basketball shoe, a combination of comfort and aesthetic has been the priority. A synthetic upper carries a modern vibe with a tinge of tradition while the under-the-hood technology used in construction manages to optimize player performance. A couple of technologies including Adiprene+ and Geofit technology are also used.  

Cushion. Adidas’ Adiprene+ technology makes up the cushioning system of the Adidas NXT LVL SPD V basketball shoe. The material, which is placed in the toe area, brings forth a responsive feel for players. It also facilitates a smoother and more efficient take off while running.

Traction. A non-marking rubber element is used in the outsole. A combination of linear and wavy patterns have been integrated into the area to allow for traction on polished indoor courts.

Length and Width. There have not been any sizing issues reported for the fifth release of the Adidas NXT LVL SPD shoe. However, to get the best possible fit it is still recommended to visit your nearest local store.

Lockdown. A traditional lacing system placed at the center of this basketball shoe boosts the shoe’s fit customizability.

The synthetic upper material of the Adidas NXT LVL SPD V brings a comfortable feel for the wearers. This also brings a decent amount of durability. Additionally, the brand’s Geofit technology creates an anatomical fit while doubling down on comfort.  

The overall look of the Adidas NXT LVL SPD V screams tradition meets modern. The pair’s mid-top design adds more support to the player’s foot. Printed across the heel area is a bold Three Stripes logo.

The NXT LVL SPD V is available in the following colors:

  • Footwear White/Collegiate Royal/Core Black
  • Black/White


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