#kixspotted adidas Trae Young 3


Trae Young's third signature shoe with adidas
adidas Trae Young 3

Trae Young is on his third signature shoe and I've spotted some pairs at the adidas store in SM North Towers. Just like the second rendition, textile material takes up for the most part. adidas is calling it Futurenatural but it is basically engineered textile which is not too thin but still lightweight. Actually in terms of overall looks, I find this better-looking than the first 2 versions of Trae Young's signature shoe. Maybe I find it more conventional looking because the first 2 models are too low for my liking. Not only that, but the cushion setup on the previous models are too low as well. But if you are a player who favors playing low-to-the-ground or love court feel in general then I am pretty sure that the Trae Young 1 and 2 would be really up there for consideration.

For this time around, the cushioning is pretty more thicker even when worn on feet. When this shoe was first teased months ago, a lot of people even me speculated that it would be a combination of Lightstrike and Boost foam, but it seems like this is not the case here. After digging the adidas site, it doesn't really say that it is made from Lightstrike and in fact there's no Boost foam also. There's a review in YouTube made by Foot Doctor Zach where he deconstructed the shoe and it there's really no Boost whether in the forefoot or in the heel. So on adidas website it says "Composite Foam midsole" so we'll take it as it is. How does it feel on feet? Well it has some give and while I did not cop the shoe, just from initial wearing I find it a tad more comfortable than Bounce in terms of plushness. In fact, I might enjoy this more than adidas' Bounce foam should I get a pair for playing hoops. I also haven't tried the Bounce Pro which is known to be used on the Dame signature shoe nowadays so I will reserve my thoughts on those let's say if I were to compare the more recent cushioning source from adidas' basketball line. For support, you have some fuse panel on the high-wear areas in the upper like the toe guard and on the laces. Speaking of laces, there are some strings that give you a more snug fit in the lacing system. The ankle collar is also well padded so you can be sure that your heel area is secured because of the ample padding in there. Also, there are TPU pieces on the heel as well as underneath the midfoot that act as a torsion shank. Underneath is a combination of translucent and solid rubber. For the most part it is translucent with herringbone traction pattern with the solid rubber part found in the forefoot area in the form of nubs placed tightly together. Honestly, I don't think that would be very outdoor-friendly especially if you will use it on a very rough court surface. If you'll play in those type of courts for the most part, then I suggest get the Trae Unlimited which is the more budget-friendly Trae Young shoes from adidas. But if you love these Trae 3's then you can get for Php 8,500 at adidas Store in SM North Tower bridgeway North Edsa.

textile upper reduce break-in time
textile upper
additional reinforcement in lacing
dynamic lacing system

more padding in the ankle collar
padded collar

TPU heel clip
heel clip

medial view of adidas Trae Young 3
medial view

composite foam midsole

perforations in the tongue for ventilation
perforated tongue

solid rubber nubs on the forefoot outsole
forefoot traction

combination of solid rubber and translucent outsole
outsole of adidas Trae Young 3

textile material can be seen underneath
upper peeking all the way underneath

TPU torsion plate shaped like a Y
torsion bar


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