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We spent 7.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

11 reasons to buy

  • A user is quick to describe that these Klay Thompson basketball shoes are extremely comfortable.
  • Nearly all owners are impressed with the Anta KT3 Low’s on-court performance.
  • One user even goes to as far as saying that these low-top basketball shoes are better than Nike signature models such as the Kyries, PGs, Kobes, and KDs.
  • The majority of testers assert that the traction works wonderfully whatever the court condition.
  • Almost all reviewers are satisfied with the KT3 Low’s cushioning. They claim that the dual-density foam offers plenty of court feel and impact protection.
  • A tester notes that the decoupled midsole provides a complete range of motion without sacrificing support and stability.
  • These Anta basketball shoes provide a really good fit, several wearers comment. They suggest going true to size.
  • A few users notice that the Anta KT3 Low feels very light.
  • Most reviewers just love the upper material used on these Anta shoes. They assert that it is breathable, flexible, supportive, and it feels super nice on-feet.
  • The support and lockdown are just exceptional, most exclaim.
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4 reasons not to buy

  • A tester gripes that the translucent rubber outsole picks up dust faster than the solid rubber option.
  • Some reviewers notice that the Anta KT3 Low’s cushioning is not as bouncy or plush as the Anta KT 2.
  • There is a noticeable heel-to-toe drop according to one tester.
  • According to one player, the rubber compound is pretty soft. He does not recommend these Klay Thompson basketball shoes for outdoor use.

Bottom line

The Anta KT3 Low is a surprisingly excellent on-court performer. Almost all reviewers are quite impressed; they just have nothing bad to say about these Anta basketball shoes. To them, everything just works close to perfection.

For $115, you’ll get one of the best low-top basketball shoes for sale. It has beastly traction, responsive cushioning, supportive materials, and excellent lockdown. Simply put, the Anta KT3 Low is a great basketball shoe that goes well with any playing style.

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The Anta KT3 Low is designed to keep Klay locked and loaded all season long. These Klay Thompson basketball shoes are equipped with Anta’s AUTO-ARCH technology and a T-shaped TPU heel counter to reduce the risk of injury. These low-top basketball shoes also feature Anta’s EVE system and A-Web upper technology to help Klay move quicker on the court.

Cushion. Just like the Anta KT3, the KT3 Low utilizes the Anta EVE cushioning system. Dual-density foam pads, located at the heel and forefoot, offer a comfortable, responsive, and bouncy ride.

The midsole also features Anta’s AUTO-ARCH technology. A large TPU midfoot shank enhances stability and torsional rigidity.

Traction. The KT3 Low’s outsole is made of molded EVA for added durability. A wear-resistant, fingerprint-like traction pattern delivers multidirectional coverage on any surface.

Length and Width. According to reports, the KT3 Low fits true to size. Normal, narrow, and even wide-footers are advised to order their actual size.

Lockdown. These signature Anta basketball shoes are equipped with a T-shaped internal TPU heel counter to keep the heel in place. A unique lacing system keeps the foot stable and supported.

The Anta KT3 Low also utilizes Anta’s A-stable UP technology for added stability. A lateral outrigger and forefoot wrap enhances side support to keep you covered during lateral movements.

The Anta KT3 Low features the A-Web technology for support and breathability. The tri-layer mesh upper boasts an ergonomic design that provides excellent support. Air vents throughout the upper help heat to escape for effective breathability.

With the ankle collar sitting at just 6.9 centimeters, these Anta basketball shoes are designed for excellent sports performance. A low-end, sock-like inner cleatie provides flexibility and also helps keep the feet cool during hot summer days.

Signature details include Klay Thompson’s logo on the tongue and a printed signature on the heel

The low-top version of Klay Thompson’s third signature sneaker is available in the following color combinations:

  • Blue/Black
  • Blue/Gold/White ‘Golden State Warriors Jersey’
  • Blue/White/Black ‘Playoffs Away’
  • Dark Red/Black ‘Blood Thirsty’
  • Grey/Black/White ‘Oreo’ aka ‘Statement Jersey’
  • Mint Green/White ‘Ice Cold’
  • Red/White/Ink Blue The Finals ‘Independence Day’
  • White/Gold The Finals ‘Home’

Anta X Marvel Avengers KT3 Low The Finals ‘Be A Champion’

Marvel and Anta have teamed up to create a special KT3 Low that celebrates Klay Thompson’s third championship. The ‘Be A Champion’ colorway is dressed in predominantly black with gold accents. Iron Man’s mask and Captain America’s shield are displayed on each tongue while the Anta and Marvel co-branding are found on the insoles. Written in gold, the phrase “Be A Champion” runs down each heel.

Anta X Marvel KT3 Low ‘Black Panther’

An official collaboration with Marvel, the ‘Black Panther’ colorway pays tribute to the wildly successful Marvel movie. T’Challa’s mask and Klay’s logo can be seen on each heel while the words “Black Panther” and “Klay Thompson” are printed on the heel tabs. Other Black-Panther-inspired details include the phrase “Property of Wakanda” written on the tongue’s pull tab.

Antal KT3 Low ‘4th of July’ a.k.a ‘Independence Day’

To commemorate the 4th of July, Anta crafted a special KT3 Low emblazoned with the American flag. These red, white, and blue basketball shoes feature a striking flag graphic across its upper. A red TPU shank, white outsole, and blue heel counter complete the USA-inspired theme.

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