Verdict from 6.7 hours of research from the internet

11 reasons to buy

  • The majority of commenters say that the materials used on these Anta basketball shoes feel premium.
  • Numerous KT 4 wearers notice that the underlining of the upper helps keep the shoes from overstretching.
  • The impact protection from Anta KT 4 is amazing, says some reviewers.
  • These basketball shoes feel light on foot, based on several comments.
  • Many shoe owners like the fit of these kicks.
  • For some, the cutout at the back is a welcome feature. They claim that it helps in their ankle mobility.
  • A lot of reviews mention that the huge Achilles pillows add to the heel containment feature of these basketball shoes.
  • Some sneakerheads fancy the Flywire-like lacing system of these basketball shoes. They say that it helps in locking the foot down well.
  • The traction of these basketball shoes on clean courts is insane, according to a couple of reviewers.
  • The TPU wing on the side of these basketball shoes provides good lateral support, based on a number of reviews.
  • A few users appreciate knit collar of the Anta KT 4. They say that it makes the shoes easy to put on.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Most of the users are unhappy about the high offset brought about by the A-Flash Foam cushion.
  • Some reviewers are hesitant to use these basketball shoes on outdoor courts because the outsole feels very soft.
  • Many are disappointed because the upper of these basketball shoes look very similar to the LeBron 15 or even the LeBron 16.
  • Court feel is not very good in these basketball shoes, says a few wearers.

Bottom line

The Anta KT 4 receives mix reviews. These basketball shoes get positive feedback for fit, traction, materials, weight, responsiveness, heel containment, lateral support, and impact protection. However, some reviewers are unhappy with its look, saying that it looks a lot like ripped off version of the LeBron 16 from Nike. Furthermore, the new A-Flash Foam is way too soft. Still, the Anta KT 4 is a good performer; but when compared to other shoes within its price range, reviewers say that there are better options.

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Expert reviews:

The Anta KT 4 is the fourth release from the Chinese brand’s Klay Thompson signature series. Following the “Do not fix what ain’t broken” mantra, these basketball shoes have similar features that are also found on the KT 3 - the fingerprint pattern on the outsole and the cutout at the back of the heel. A new feature found on these basketball shoes is the A-FlashFoam technology.

Cushion. The Anta KT 4 features the A-FlashFoam cushion under the heel area. This technology is made of a thick foam that absorbs the impact as the foot hits the ground. It is caged on the lateral side in order to ensure that lateral movements are stable and traction is maximized.

Traction. The outsole of the Anta KT 4 is made of a solid rubber compound. It features the fingerprint pattern that is similar to the one found on the KT 3 model. It provides superb traction on both clean and dusty courts.

Length and Width. These basketball shoes fit true to size, lengthwise. Widthwise, though, some reviews mention that it is a bit narrow, but eventually stretches because of the knit material.

Lockdown. The Anta KT 4 uses Flywire-like eyelets that extend to the insole. Once the laces are tied, they can keep the midfoot locked in. Also, it features a one-bootie construction, which also effectively locks the foot in.

The material used on the upper of the Anta KT 4 is called A-Web. This technology features a 360-degree ventilation function. It comes in three layers, namely the upper mesh, lower mesh, and the middle EVA layer. Together, these materials create a soft, comfortable, supportive, and protective fit.

The silhouette of the Anta KT 4 looks similar to the LeBron 15 basketball shoes. The KT 4 have a high-top collar with a cutout at the back of the heel, a carry-over feature from the KT 3. As a result, these shoes offer enough ankle support without restricting ankle movement.

The Anta KT 4 comes in basic and special colorways as listed below:

  • Black
  • Black/Metal Gold/Green
  • Blue
  • Orange/Grey
  • Purple/Orange/White
  • Red
  • Red/Black/White
  • White/Blue
  • Yellow/White

Anta Klay Thompson KT 4 Camouflage

This Anta KT 4 colorway uses a green, black, grey, and white color combination in a camouflage print.

Anta Klay Thompson KT 4 Christmas

The Christmas colorway of the Anta KT 4 is dressed in fluorescent green, fluorescent red, and white color combo.

Anta Klay Thompson KT 4 Make It Rain

This Anta KT 4 colorway is engineered with a striking black, white, blue, and purple combination.

Anta Klay Thompson KT 4 On Fire

Aptly named the Anta KT On Fire, these basketball shoes feature an all-red upper sitting atop a red and white outsole.

Anta Klay Thompson KT 4 Shock The Game

The Anta Klay Thompson KT 4 Shock The Game colorway comes in a combination of black, metal gold, and white.

Anta Klay Thompson KT 4 Still Waters Run Deep

The color combination of the Anta KT 4 is composed of black, white, and green.

Anta Klay Thompson KT 4 Veteran’s Day

An attractive Anta Klay Thompson KT 4 colorway is released that is inspired by Veteran’s Day. It has a mix of solid blue and blue and white camouflage design.

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The Anta KT4 fits true to size. - WearTesters
I would recommend staying true to size. - BasketballDiagnostics
Kyrie 4 fits true to size. - SportsKeeda
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How KT 4 compares

This shoe: 83
All shoes average: 87
51 99
This shoe: $125
All shoes average: $131
$40 $500
This shoe: 14.1oz
All shoes average: 13.9oz
9oz 28.6oz
Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com