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88 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
As a trainer, great trainer. Basketball shoe, OK.
Overall, the KT Light is a pretty decent shoe; especially for training.
The ANTA KT Light definitely has plenty of room for further improvements and adjustments.
Though it's not their primary function, you could probably hoop inside in them as well, especially if you're doing drill work alone.
The Anta Light is another signature shoe of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson. As the current bread-and-butter athlete of the China-based sportswear, Thompson’s line is expanded to include this trainer shoe model for more relaxed activities.
These low-top performance sneakers have a breathable mesh upper and durable leather overlays. The traditional lace-up system, Anta Eve cushioning, and the plastic heel cup provide a secure and comfortable ride. The Control-5WD traction pattern gives the wearer a good grip on both indoor and outdoor courts.
The Anta Light is more of a casual shoe than as a performance shoe. When it comes to hooping, the fourth Klay Thompson shoe is recommended.
Cushion. The responsiveness of the KT Light comes from the Anta Eve technology. This basic EVA foam features high-density foam pads at the forefoot and the heel. The forefoot foam has a good bounce, and the soft heel provides impact protection. This setup protects the leg muscles and knees from stress and fatigue.
Traction. The Anta Light has herringbone on the outsole. For Anta, it is more than just a pattern. The traction is a technology called “Control-5WD.” According to their website, the pattern mimics the actual foot for a more stable grip on any given surface.
Length and Width. The KT Light comes in the average length and width. There are reviewers who encourage new buyers to go true to size. There are also a few who mention that the shoe runs quite big for normal feet. Therefore, the best recommendation is to fit the shoe before making the purchase.
Lockdown. The Anta Light uses the standard lacing system. It has a plastic heel counter that keeps the foot from making unnecessary side-to-side slips when the wearer is in motion. The inner walls of the shoe have foam notches to give the Achilles heel a comfortable and secure fit.
The upper of the Anta light is made of knitted textile, mesh, synthetic leather, and fuse overlays. The mesh and knitted upper provide continuous airflow to keep the foot dry. They also conform well to the shape of the foot. The fused toe cap and synthetic leather give the shoe durability.
The Anta Light is a mid-top shoe with a half-bootie construction. The Anta logo is located on the outsole and lateral side of the shoe. To mark the shoe as part of Klay Thompson’s signature line, his logo graces the top of the tongue.
The simple design and dual-chrome colorways are nice matches for those who love a simple-tees-and-jeans getup. The speckles on the raised midsole of the red colorway is fit for those who have a loud or youthful sense of style. A couple of wearers share that the plastic heel counter of the KT Light reminds them of the heel cup of the Air Jordan 32. As for the knitted upper, the texture is similar to the Flyknit.
The Anta Light has six attractive colorways. These are the following:
- Anta Light Black
- Anta Light White
- Anta Light Red
- Anta Light Olive
- Anta Light Navy
- Anta Light Blue and Yellow