The Rebel in the LBJ Collection
Lebron James steps up his game come playoff time. And this is what inspired the Lebron Soldier III.
Of all the secondary designs in the Lebron James signature collection, this model is perhaps the most popular of them all. Why not? James’ aggressive style of play on both ends of the floor has left his opponents with much awe. And every time he plays, especially during the playoffs, he brings his A-game.
With all these in mind, the designers of the Lebron Soldier III created a basketball shoe whose sole is closer to the ground, making it extremely responsive. It is also one of the lightest in the long list of designs made by Nike. This was made possible through the light mesh upper, which is incorporated in the design for breathability.
The most notable feature of this shoe is the two synthetic leather straps above the mid-foot top. This provides a lockdown fit, aside from adding a stylish look. As always, Nike has utilized their Zoom Air units for the mid-sole to enhance cushioning while the unconventional solid rubber outsole replete with flex grooves provides outstanding traction and flexibility that can keep up with the feet’s natural motion. As always, an image of a lion is embossed on the back of the tongue, yet another one of Lebron’s trademark.
Just like the previous models from the collection, the Lebron Soldier III symbolizes the player and the man on and off court. James’ toughness, power and passion stand out, and these are what this shoe stands for.