Due to the different people’s physical condition and playing habits, it will effect the evaluation of the shoes. And the weight, flatfoot, wide foot, high instep and others will also effect the evaluation of the shoes. The performance review is also only a reference to you. It’s better to choose the suitable shoes according to your request after trying in the shop.
Today we want to compare the performance of Nike PG3 and Adidas DAME 5 for your reference.
Tester: height 187cm, weight 85KG, normal foot type
Nike PG3 VS adidas DAME 5
1. Ankle support：
PG3：6.5 scores, DAME5：5.5 scores
Both of PG3 & Dame 5 are mid-high shoes. PG3 continues the mid-high design of PG2, also including the built-in supporting plate and inside thickened padding. It still has the flexibility. Overall, it keeps the advantages of PG series. Although it doesn’t have some new design, but the overall performance is still great.
Comparing with PG3, the elastic cord of DAME 5 collar is just easier for putting on and taking off. Actually, it doesn’t fit very well with the foot. The height of built-in stabilizing plate is under the dotted line of above picture. Both sides of DAME 5 has lattice packing. But overall, the ankle haven’t been covered very well. Maybe it’s because the soft vamp and the elastic cord design. But the stability of the shoes is excellent. The ankle design need to be improved.
PG3：7.5 scores, DAME 5：8 scores
The size of circles on the outsole of PG3 is different, and the density of distribution is also different. The size and density of distribution is calculated by computer. The traction performance of PG3 in indoor and the PU field is excellent.
The outsole grain of DAME 5 is fishbone pattern, which always has great traction performance. You don’t need to be worried about the traction of this kind of outsole.
PG3：8 scores, DAME 5：8 scores
The design of PG3 is improved on the basic of PG2. The Dynamic Wings of PG2 which get great feedback for its dynamic stability is also used on the vamp of PG3. The extending white insole can increase the stability. The black part on the outside of shoe head is the extension of outsole to vamp. Although it doesn’t have obvious external expansion or the outrigger on the insole, but it has the built-in TPU plate, but the stability is great.
BTW, it needs time to break-in PG3. So you can wear it to walk and run. And adjusting the shoelaces when wearing, it will be more suitable.
The biggest characteristics of DAME 5 is the big area of TPU stabilizing plate on the vamp. Only a few of people know that the insole of DAME 5 has built-in stabilizing plate in the midsole. The half sole is dilated. So the stability of DAME 5 is great. But you need to choose the suitable size, then it will have better effect.
PG3：7.5 scores, DAME 5：7 scores
As PG likes to use half sole to make movements. So PG3 keeps the same configuration of insole. The half sole uses Zoom Air with the new light insole foam material, and the outsole has the groove design around the air cushion. So that the air cushion has better feedback from half sole. If you weared PG1 before, you should have the deep impression for the air cushion on half sole.
The insole of PG3 is not so elastic, it’s softer. But we can still feel the feedback from the air cushion obviously. The cushion of the soft foam insole is also good. But we’re not sure for its durability. It needs time to be tested.
The Bounce insole of DAME 5 is soft. We can obviously feel that the soft insole has good feedback and cushion. It’s very comfortable. The feeling of DAME 5 is similar to DAME 2. The half sole of DAME 5 is thicker than DAME 4. The cushion of hale sole has been improved. But the durability of Bounce is still a problem.
5. Comfort Level
PG3：7 scores, DAME 5：7.5 scores
The insole of PG3 is lighter, and cancel the design of inner sleeve. The weight of PG3 is the lightest one in PG series. But after cancelling the inner sleeve, the vamp can’t fit very well to the foot, so the comfort level is reduced. And the air permeability of PG3 still needs to be improved.
DAME 5 has get many good feedback from the players. The weight, cushion, reactivity, air permeability and traction are above average. And many people likes the appearance. But you need to choose suitable size.