Summary

We spent 8.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The outsole is super flexible, a reviewer notes.
  • According to one tester, these Anta basketball shoes deliver a lot of traction.
  • The rubber compound is durable and can withstand both indoor and outdoor courts, a wearer describes.
  • Like the Nike KD 11, the cushioning feels super comfortable, a reviewer declares.
  • One wearer is claiming that the Anta Shock the Game 2 Low looks good and is OK to rock casually.
  • The upper is very basic but gets the job done, a tester describes. Players have a similar comment about the Why Not Zer0.2’s upper.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The cushioning is a little bit too soft, a tester gripes. There is just too much compression.

Bottom line

Designed for outdoor hooping, the Anta Shock the Game 2 Low has everything a player needs to dominate the blacktop. These basketball shoes are durable, well cushioned, and comfortable to wear. It doesn’t look half bad either.

Retailing for just 75 bucks, indoor and outdoor ballers looking for a low-cost alternative should consider getting a pair of these low-top basketball shoes from Anta.

For more, check our guide to the best basketball shoes

Facts

Reviews from around the internet

Expert reviews:

As Klay Thompson’s official basketball shoe for his 2018 China Tour, the Anta Shock the Game 2 Low delivers no-nonsense performance with its A-SHOCK Stabilizer tech, A-SHOCK Fiber upper, and EVA midsole.

Cushion. The Anta Shock the Game 2 Low is equipped with an EVA midsole coupled with the A-SHOCK stabilizer technology. The high polymer foam midsole is engineered to slow down impact; delivering high rebound and responsive cushioning underfoot.

Traction. Featuring Anta’s Super Flexi rubber, the outsole is designed with deep slices and reverse flex grooves. This construction enhances flexibility and traction in all directions.

Length and Width. According to retailers, these Anta basketball shoes are true to size. Buyers are urged to order their actual shoe size.

Lockdown. The Anta Shock the Game 2 Low has a dynamic lacing system with Flywire-like cables that enhance midfoot support and lockdown.

Constructed with woven TPU yarns, these low-top basketball shoes boast Anta’s A-SHOCK Fiber upper technology for added durability. The toe cap is also wrapped with a special KPU material for added stability.

Originally called the Anta KT Outdoor 3, the Anta Shock the Game 2 is the continuation of Klay Thomspon’s KT outdoor line. However, Anta decided to change things up and renamed the model to Shock the Game.

The Shock the Game 2 Low sports a similar silhouette to its predecessor, the KT Outdoor 2 Low. These basketball shoes feature a low-top cut that is perfect for both the courts and the streets. Anta branding is placed on the tongue and heel.

These Anta basketball shoes are available in several color combinations.

  • Black
  • Black/Blue
  • Black/Purplish Red
  • Black/White
  • Bright Red/Black
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