Verdict from 2 experts and 10 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • These Anta basketball shoes look as fire as the fourth Klay Thompson shoe from Anta, many reviewers declare.
  • Nearly all reviewers agree that the Anta RR5 is an amazing basketball shoe.
  • One tester even says that the RR5 is one of the best basketball shoes of 2018.
  • Most testers think that the traction as reliable. It works well on both indoor and outdoor courts.
  • The cushioning feels fast and responsive as it still protects the wearer against impact, a tester describes.
  • The upper feels pretty awesome, almost all exclaim. According to them, the material is soft yet supportive.
  • Because of the form-fitting materials, most testers assert that the Anta RR5 offers a perfect one-to-one fit.
  • These Anta shoes offer a ton of support without feeling restrictive, a good number of users claim.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Most reviewers point out that the A-Shock cushioning of the RR5 is stiffer than the previous RR models.
  • There is not much compression, so impact protection is not the best, one tester describes.
  • A tester claims that the materials are pretty thick and do not provide much airflow.
  • Another tester gripes that the traction picks up quite a bit of dust in a short amount of time.

Bottom line

At its price point, the Anta RR5 can be considered as a budget basketball shoe model. However, it performs just as well or even better than most “high-end” basketball shoes from Nike and other prominent brands like Adidas. The upper is soft and supportive; the traction sticks to the floor really well; the support features do the job without feeling restrictive. The shoes don’t look bad either.

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Good to know

Break down the defense and rack up those assists with the Anta RR5. Rajon Rondo’s fifth signature Anta basketball shoes may be his best one yet. The RR5 boasts several of Anta’s most innovative technologies. It features the A-Web upper technology for support and breathability, the A-Shock stabilizer tech for high-rebound cushioning, and two TPU wings for locked-in support.

Cushion. Made from a special high polymer foam material, the A-Shock stabilizer technology is engineered to deliver amazing cushioning underfoot. The A-Shock technology is paired with Anta’s AUTO-ARCH stable tech for enhanced rebound and cushioning.

Traction. The Anta RR5’s rubber outsole is covered with an aggressive herringbone traction pattern for superior grip on any surface. The combination of rubber, EVA, and TPU ensures that these basketball shoes will last the entire basketball season.

Length and Width. Testers report that these Anta basketball shoes fit true to size. For wide-footers, one retail website suggests that they go up half a size.

Lockdown. The highlight of the RR5 is the TPU support wings that extend up the midfoot and heel. The support wings act as a cage, making sure that the foot never slides off the footbed during quick lateral movements.

Made from a combination of textile and TPU, the RR5 features Anta’s A-Web upper technology for enhanced support and superior breathability.

The two TPU support wings accentuate the RR5's sleek low-top silhouette. Rajon Rondo’s jersey number is featured on the heel tab while his logo is visible on the heel counter and tongue.

The Anta RR5 is available in the following color options:

  • Black/Red ‘Chicago Bulls’
  • Black/White ‘San Antonio Spurs’
  • Blue ‘Home’
  • Blue/Yellow ‘Golden State Warriors’
  • Gold/Black/Dark Brown ‘Where Amazing Happens’
  • Red ‘Houston Rockets’’
  • White ‘Brooklyn Nets’
  • White/Gold ‘Away’


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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.