If you think that the Lebron James V is just a flashy footwear, then you better think again. It actually has a few tricks up its sleeves.
A major retool from its predecessor, the Zoome Lebron VI is equipped with a Phyposite endoskeleton structure. Nike has a knack for using technologically advanced and durable materials for their footwear and this is no different.
Phyposite is actually a combination of Phylon (more commonly known as EVA foam) and Foamposite (or liquid polyurethane). The result of this composition is a lightweight, flexible and durable material that can support your body weight, especially during abrupt movement. The phyposite bucket, which is also incorporated in the shoe acts like a vise grip that locks your foot in. And once you fasten the strap, you foot will lock into place no matter how sudden your movements are – the shoe will react with your movement.
This lockdown fit may be uncomfortable to some especially during the first few times they wear the Lebron James V, but eventually, they’ll get used to it. The high-cut design was utilized to get the maximum ankle support so that even when the wearer lands off-balanced after taking off, there only is a small chance that he’ll suffer from sprain.
Overall, this piece of sports equipment takes the game of the wearer to a whole new level: a sharp cut to the basket would not be a problem as the traction in the sole will make sure that the player twist and turn easily.