STOCK UPDATE (Aug 9, 2018): As of right now, we do not plan on restocking this colorway. We are planning on ordering a new colorway which should arrive in the first quarter of 2019. We will post more updates at a later date.
We can only ship these shoes to the Americas (all of North, Central and South America), Europe (including UK & Ireland) and Australia. These are rules imposed on us by Anta, we requested to be able to ship shoes worldwide. The store will not let you check out with a shipping address outside of the allowed countries.
In addition, all international orders will ship without a box to save on shipping costs. In many cases, adding the box adds $10+ in our shipping costs.
Leather upper, TPU sole. Made by “Anta Sports Products Limited” in China. These are the same shoes as those worn by the Chinese national team but due to rules Anta must follow, the word “China” has been changed to “Anta” on the black strap and the Chinese National Flag has been replaced with a small hookgrip logo. Anta cannot export products with the word China or representations of the Chinese flag. In addition, these also are a modified and exclusive colorway available only on our store.
At this point, we have no accurate way to actually measure effective heel height without destroying a pair of shoes. Based on feel alone, the heel height feels equivalent to the Nike Romaleo. Note that the heel height cannot be judged from looking at the shoe as the plastic cup on the heel rises well above where the heel actually rises to.
We have done size testing and we’ve concluded that these shoes fit VERY similar to Nike Romaleo 2s with the slight exception that they are very slightly narrower. If you look at our photos, you can see identical size Anta and Romaleo 2s lined up next to each other. If you order the same size as your Romaleo 2s, there is a very high likelihood that these Antas will fit. The Antas run slightly wider than the Adidas Adipower but are very slightly shorter in our tests. But due to the width differences, they feel like similar sizing as well — although not quite as similar as the Romaleo. We plan on doing more size comparisons in the future but this is all we’ve done at this point.
You can see more sizing info in this comparison video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjXI3ZLGvyo) and also in this followup video with some more information (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gAdSPT_qdo). These black/red Antas are exactly the same sizing as the red/yellow Antas that we’ve had for sale since 2015.
These are the sizes that are available: 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 8.5, 9.5, 10, 11, 12, 12.5, 13.5. Note that we ordered every size available from size 2.5 to 13.5 — we did not skip any sizes like 6.5, 7.5, etc. For whatever reason, these are the sizes that are made available by Anta and the lack of other sizes are out of our control. If you notice one of the above sizes missing from the options, it means that it has been removed due to being sold out.
Returns & Exchange Policy for Anta shoes
- We will carefully pack all shoes however, we are not guaranteeing that the shoe box will be free of imperfections. Do not purchase this item if a pristine shoe box is important to you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with an increased shipping quote that will allow us to carefully pack both the shoes and the shoes box.
- Note that there are no refunds but you can exchange your shoes within 21 days of order date or 7 days of delivery date (as stated on the tracking) — whichever is a later date — provided that everything is in original condition. No scuffs, usage, smells, destroyed box, missing items. You also are responsible for return shipping and shipping back to you.
For any other items on the hookgrip store, we ship under a simple flat rate shipping of $6 flat for orders within the USA and $20 flat for orders outside the USA.
However, we will charge increased shipping prices for these shoes because, well, we would lose money if we had to ship at our normal flat rate charges. Therefore, any cart containing shoes will be charged at a rate of $15/pair ($20 for 12+ due to weight and $10 for small sizes) inside the USA and $40/pair ($45 for 12+ due to weight and $35 for small sizes) outside of the USA. These prices reflect our actual costs to ship the shoes, we are not attempting to profit on the shipping charge. Keep in mind that you can add as many non-shoe items to your cart as you’d like without facing increased shipping charges over what is being charged for the shoes.
Anta Sizing Chart
This information comes straight from a chart that Anta prints on the bottom of the box. This information may or may not translate to shoes you’ve worn from other manufacturers.