The Shoes Make the Man
The newest in the Nike Air Zoom franchise, the Zoom LeBron Soldier 4 sets a new bar from all the previous shoes from this line. Named after the rising NBA star LeBron James, the latest release of his signature shoes embody all that a basketball player can be. After all, the shoes make the man – and in this case, we now it’s the truth. James himself wears these shoes to his basketball games, and we know how excellently he performs once he’s on the court.
The Zoom LeBron Soldier 4 features a single strap for more breathability, a Max Air unit in the heel plus a Zoom Air unit in front. Made of patented leather, the shoes still have the King James lion on the tongue and the LJ23 logo. There’s also the Dunkman silhouette which can be spotted on the back of the shoe. It also has a midsole stacked all the way up, reminiscent of the earlier Zoom LeBron 6. The usual colorways are also available, such as the white/navy/silver colorway, Cleveland Cavaliers’ colors, which any Cavalier fan would be excited to own. We have yet another great example of how form and function can work together to produce an amazing design. This is a shoe that not only looks well, but plays well. You would never be afraid to take this out to an intense basketball game, because this would certainly do you no disservice in your part.
Bringing style, comfort and lightness to any wearer, the Zoom LeBron Soldier 4 is a shoe to watch out for. We can predict that these will be the shoes LeBron James will be sporting once the 2010 playoffs come around.
The partnership between Lebron James and Nike has resulted to a signature sneaker collection that could rival that of Michael Jordan’s Air Jordans. Known for their modernistic design and maximum comfort and protection, the Lebron signature series makes use of cutting edge features that solidify its claim as one of the best basketball shoe collections ever to be created.
Being the perfectionist that he is, Lebron James is committed to improve on every facet of his game. Rightfully so, his signature collection is a reflection of his ever evolving game. The Lebron Soldier 1 is part of his collections.
James is known to be aggressive on both sides of the basketball court. And he needs his sneakers to be as tough as him. These shoes need to be built for performance. But it does not mean it will compromise on comfort. Such an uncomfortable shoe will only put a strain on the foot after long usage
One of the most distinct features of Lebron Soldier 1 is the large support strap. There is one on the upper and the other supports the back of the foot. Both these straps provide a lockdown fit as well as providing a stylish look that stays true to the LBJ trademark design. Despite its lockdown fit, this sneaker has an enhanced cushioning through its Zoom Air Units. Traction and flexibility is achieved through the solid rubber outsole.
Simply put, this signature shoe epitomizes Lebron’s power, resilience and toughness on the court. Its success has paved the way for two more editions under the Soldier Collection.
In recent years athletic shoes have come to the forefront of fashion as well as use for sports. The term originally was coined for a style of footwear that is manufactured specifically sport physical activities such as sports. It is meant to provide comfort and proper support so you can compete at the top level. Athletic shoes are quite different from the usual dress shoes that you see on all the runways and fashion shows, but they play a much bigger role in fashion then they used to. The emergence of ever popular Nike Air Force Ones played a major role in this transition both due to their look and their effectiveness when it comes to sporting activities.
Athletic shoes are referred to by a different name in a number of different countries. In Britain they are commonly called trainers; Canadians call them runners while people in Australia call them sneaks. Either way the simple fact of the matter is that this style of shoes is simply the best for whichever sport you partake in. Originally athletic shoes only referred to sneakers that were intended for running marathons or casual jogging. More recently the term is used to review to sneakers that apply to all different sports such as basketball, football, rugby and tennis.
While there are definitely certain brands and style that relate to differing sports, Nike Air Force Ones are popularly known as being perfect for all kinds of events. Some people choose to wear them on the courts while playing street basketball, some use them to play baseball, some use them for jogging and some use them to partake in a full fledged game of tennis. Often times, people use these shoes for casual wear or as practice shoes, but with each day you can see more people using them for full activities. Their full ankle support in the high top version can be perfect to lessen the risk of rolling or even spraining an ankle. Anyone with a history of ankle problems should definitely look into these kicks as an option for use in physical activities.
In general athletic shoes are made from very flexible materials and have a rubber sole. When they first entered the market they were quite simple but the growing popularity has increased competition and spurned a number of new designs. While other styles of shoes such as casual loafers or dress shoes tend to come in one generic mould, athletic shoes are designed to support and contrast an athlete’s foot. The more the shoe can conform to the exact size and width of your foot, the more support it will provide and thus the better you will perform. While Nike Air Force Ones are not manufactured with the same intent in mind, they have a unique ability to conform very comfortably to anyone’s foot. They provide much more stability and support than other sneakers and the market yet are not designed as specifically as other athletic shoes.