The First to be Battle-Ready
Want to know which shoes LeBron James was wearing during the 2007 playoffs? Here’s the answer-it’s the Zoom LeBron Soldier 1. He used the white/gold colorway during home games and the navy/white/gold for those away from the home court. In line with all Nike Zoom franchise shoes, these are as lightweight, comfortable and stylish. A single oversized strap in front which goes around the entire shoe is designed to keep the shoes strapped perfectly to the wearer. It is designed with the distinguishable Nike swoosh on it.
Like all Zoom shoes, these pair of sneakers is equipped Zoom Air unit at the bottom to help you wear the shoes comfortably. It is also about 10 ounces lighter than its predecessors, assuring you of the lightweight feel when you put on this pair. The Zoom LeBron Soldier 1 really shows how form and function can be molded in one perfect pair of shoes. It also features the usual King James lion – a design taken from LeBron James’ own lion tattoo found in his right arm. There were several colorways released exclusively to schools sponsored by LeBron James. His very own school, the Saint Vincent – Saint Mary High School in Ohio, had their school colors represented in a white/green/gold colorway. Another school, the Fairfax High School in Los Angeles has their own black/red/maize colorway to show school spirit.
Though not as popular as the later shoes in the Soldier line, this was the shoe that began it all, giving birth to a whole new line in the Nike Air Zoom franchise. With the Zoom LeBron Soldier 1, we can feel the beginning of another legend in the many sneakers created in the name of LeBron James, another shoe destined to bring all the opponents in court down.
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.
Think Smart – Think Zoom LeBron
Every basketball game is a battle, and the players are the soldiers fighting the war. With the Zoom LeBron Soldier 3, you’re certainly well-equipped to take down any enemy, just like LeBron James, who will be using these shoes for the 2009 NBA playoffs. LeBron has been leading his team, the Cleveland Cavaliers from win to win, and these are his secret weapons, thanks to Nike.
Released on 2009, these shoes have been released in many different colorways, including a Think Pink colorway to help breast cancer patients with funding for WBCA Cancer Foundation research, an Army-colored colorway, which is a military edition, and an Akron colorway limited edition, in honor of LeBron’s hometown university. With two large upper and lower leather straps in the front with the LJ23 logo on them, these shoes promise full support and lockdown to any wearer, making sure you’re secure no matter what strenuous activities you do with your feet.
The Zoom LeBron Soldier 3 weighs only 12.5 ounces – you can’t get more lightweight than that. It still makes use of the Zoom Air units in the forefoot and heel for comfort and cushioning, a rubber outsole for less friction on the hardwood of the court and unique herringbone patterns to keep you flexible and on your toes. Nike also made use of advanced technology to manage the moisture in your feet so you won’t have to worry about cramps. With these sneakers, you can trust that your feet will fit snugly in them. You’ll probably never want to wear any other pair again once you’ve tried these. With the Zoom LeBron Soldier 3, you’ll be ready to face any opponents in court and to score some hoops against them.