Who should buy the Adidas D.O.N. Issue #2

You should get the second Donovan Mitchell signature shoe if you are:

  • looking for a basketball shoe that you can also wear the whole day
  • in need of a sneaker that you can wear as a fashion statement
  • looking to buy something that is surely within your budget

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Who should NOT buy this shoe from Adidas

The Adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 needs to be broken in, so it is not for those who want a shoe that hits the ground running. The Adidas Dame 8 is better suited for this kind of player. The Adidas Marquee Boost is also a good alternative.

Players who want a basketball shoe that has a more consistent grip and better outdoor playability may go for the Adidas Harden Vol. 6

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All-day comfort? You got it!

The Adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 fits so well that you do not feel any discomfort even if you wear these Adidas basketball shoes for a long time. It's also made of materials that nicely deliver the "essential pack of things" most players and even casual wearers will appreciate.

Adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 don issue 2 comfortable upper

The DON Issue #2's midsole delivers a nice blend of court feel and impact protection

The Adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 can deliver a "solid court feel" in the forefoot and "a lot of impact protection" in the heel. This makes this shoe suitable for players who have a positionless style of play.

Adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 don issue 2 midsole

Support and lockdown are well taken care of

The foot feels securely mounted on the footbed. Its lacing system "works really well" and both the torsional and heel support are great. There will be no side-to-side movements or any form of instability. It's clear that this shoe is "made for hard cuts" that Donovan Mitchell himself loves to do. 

Adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 don issue 2 support and lockdown

The grip that the DON Issue #2? It's pretty inconsistent

Donovan Mitchell's second signature shoe has a "very inconsistent" and "pretty mediocre" performance when it comes to traction. This is especially true on surfaces that have a lot of dust where wiping becomes necessary.

Adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 don issue 2 grip

There is NO breaking the bank with the DON Issue #2

Several buyers are happy that they can get the DON Issue 2 at such an affordable price. This is quite a pleasant surprise since not all major signature shoes are affordable; just think about those Adidas Hardens!

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Looks or chops? No need to choose; you'll get both!

An "absolutely amazing hoop shoe," the Adidas DON Issue #2 is as pretty as it is effective. You will never be embarrassed if you wear this on your gigs off the courts. 

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Signature: Donovan Mitchell
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Colorways: Green / Red / Black / White / Blue / Yellow / Gold / Purple / Pink / Grey / Orange
SKUs: FU7384 / FW8511 / FW8512 / FW8513 / FX7108 / FX9429 / FX9430 / FZ1395 / G55328 / H05576

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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.