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Nike Lebron Soldier 11 Review

Nike Lebron Soldier 11
Nike Lebron Soldier 11
Nike Lebron Soldier 11
Nike Lebron Soldier 11
8.5
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$129.99
Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
6/2017
Ranking:
Traction
8.1
Cushion
8.9
Materials
8.5
Support
8.4
Fit
8.7
Outdoor
75%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

10 likes
Dark Grey / Gum / Light Brown / Black
Dark Grey / Gum / Light Brown / Black
from StockX
$85.00
9 likes
Black / White / Atmosphere Grey / Team Orange
Black / White / Atmosphere Grey / Team Orange
from StockX
$100.00
9 likes
Team Red / White / Total Crimson / Black
Team Red / White / Total Crimson / Black
from StockX
$110.00
9 likes
College Navy / Team Red / White
College Navy / Team Red / White
from StockX
$114.00
12 likes
White / Vivid Pink / White
White / Vivid Pink / White
from StockX
$120.00
11 likes
Light Bone / Dark Stucco / Black
Light Bone / Dark Stucco / Black
from StockX
$125.00
15 likes
White / Racer Blue / Infrared
White / Racer Blue / Infrared
from StockX
$125.00
10 likes
Black / Gum / Light Brown / Total Crimson / Black
Black / Gum / Light Brown / Total Crimson / Black
from StockX
$130.00
8 likes
Midnight Navy / Metallic Gold
Midnight Navy / Metallic Gold
from StockX
$140.00
14 likes
Cool Grey / Metallic Gold / Pure Platinum
Cool Grey / Metallic Gold / Pure Platinum
from StockX
$169.00
8 likes
Metallic Silver / University Red / Black / White
Metallic Silver / University Red / Black / White
from StockX
$180.00
26 likes
White / Black / Metallic Gold
White / Black / Metallic Gold
from StockX
$200.00
10 likes
Black / Black / Ice Blue
Black / Black / Ice Blue
from StockX
$220.00
13 likes
Olive / Hazel / Sequoia
Olive / Hazel / Sequoia
from StockX
$250.00
7 likes
Black / Metallic / Gold /White
Black / Metallic / Gold /White
from StockX
$250.00
9 likes
Black / Red Stardust / Gym Red
Black / Red Stardust / Gym Red
No stores found
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University Red / Black / White / Total Crimson
University Red / Black / White / Total Crimson
No stores found
18 likes
White / Black / Pure Platinum
White / Black / Pure Platinum
No stores found
7 likes
Black / White / University Red
Black / White / University Red
No stores found
9 likes
Medium Olive / Black / Black
Medium Olive / Black / Black
No stores found
15 likes
Wheat Gold / Metallic Gold
Wheat Gold / Metallic Gold
No stores found
11 likes
Glacier Grey / Deep Royal Blue / University Red / White
Glacier Grey / Deep Royal Blue / University Red / White
No stores found
9 likes
Black / Racer Blue / Sail
Black / Racer Blue / Sail
No stores found

Summary of 8 Expert Reviews:

Pros:
Very supportive
Good cushioning
Cons:
Inconsistent traction
Feels a little bulky

Performance of the Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

The Nike Lebron Soldier 11 gets good to great marks in every category. Unfortunately, traction is a little inconsistent, especially on dustier courts. The support and lockdown are the strongest features of this shoe making you feel very secure on the court. Overall, these shoes are recommended for bigger guys who look for impact protection and support and don't mind the slight bulkiness and inconsistent traction.
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Reviews of the Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

The 8.5 average overall rating ranks #65 of 138 shoes overall
8.6
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
Although the Soldier XI doesn’t do anything extremely well, it’s a very solid shoe all the way around.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
It's a really, really solid shoe. I loved the cushioning and responsiveness, the support and lockdown were really solid, but traction was very inconsistent. Not my go-to shoes but definitely in the rotation.
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8.2
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The Nike LeBron Soldier 11 is a very versatile sneaker. Any guard or slashing forward will find something that they like. It is a solid option both indoors and on the black top, yet it isn’t quite “elite.” Had Nike went all out on the cushioning and made it a little more stable, it would have easily been a top-tier performer.
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8.5
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
Good for what it does, doesn't quite get the Kick Genius stamp of approval but definitely gets the job done. The best Lebron Soldier I ever played in for sure.
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8.5
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
January 1, 2017
The LeBron Soldier 11 in many ways is “just” the LeBron Soldier 10.1. That’s really not a bad thing though, as the Soldier 10 was a great shoe, and the 11 improves on almost every aspect of its design with very minimal compromise.
8.6
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
A well-rounded shoe that provides a ton of support and lockdown. Traction is decent. Not recommended for shifty guards because it feels a little bulky, but a very good shoe for bigger players who value impact protection, lockdown and support.
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8.6
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
While traction could still use a little bit of work, the cushion is immensely better than the last go-around. Suitable for every position on the floor and a great option for players than want a little bit of everything with their on-court shoes.
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9.3
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Overall, the Nike Lebron Soldier 11 is the bomb, I love it! I have no complaints about it whatsoever. This shoe jumped up to #2 on my rotation, that's how much I liked it.
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Traction of the Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

The 8.1 average traction rating ranks #95 of 138 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
It has a surprising bite and held up even on dusty floors without much wiping at all.
7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The traction was pretty inconsistent. Good on clean courts, but horrible on really dusty courts. Even Lebron slipped in these during the finals.
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9.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The traction on the LeBron Soldier 11 is surprisingly solid but not very consistent.
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8.0
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
If you are in dustier setting your are going to slide all over the place. On clean courts traction is really good.
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8.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
January 1, 2017
The traction of the Soldier 11, on the other had, is actually good. You’ll have to swipe occasionally, like almost every shoe, but after a very brief break-in period, the grip was squeaky and secure.
8.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Traction is very nice on clean courts, but picks up a fair amount of dust.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
While the traction on the Nike LeBron Soldier 11 isn’t bad, it isn’t as good as it should be.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
After the shoes broke in the traction was really awesome.
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Cushion of the Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

The 8.9 average cushion rating ranks #49 of 138 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
There is a decent amount of bounce to the Zoom but still not as lively as my standard, the Soldier VI.
9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The cushion is pretty standard but responsiveness is great.
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9.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Zoom Air in both the heel and forefoot performs admirably - it just would have been so much better with full-length Zoom.
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9.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
January 1, 2017
The dual-Zoom bag setup is better implemented than in the Soldier 10 and provides a noticeable improvement.
8.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
You get a ton of response because the cushion is pretty firm.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The Zoom Air units are pretty damn big which means impact protection is solid overall.
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10.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Protruding Nike Zoom Units in the forefoot and heel felt amazing.
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Materials of the Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

The 8.5 average materials rating ranks #63 of 138 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
Nothing fancy, just plain old mesh.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The materials are nothing special. The upper is soft and comfortable but breathability is a problem
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9.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The suede overlay of the "premium” version of the LeBron Soldier 11 is too nice to pass up.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Materials feel better than in the Soldier 10 but are still relatively cheap.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Materials offer the feeling of wearing a knit/woven upper but with a bit more strength.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Materials look so nice, I don't even want to hoop in these. But breathability is not existent.
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Support of the Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

The 8.4 average support rating ranks #80 of 138 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
Thanks to a low-to-the-ground ride, flat outsole and double outrigger the Lebron Soldier is very stable and supportive.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Lockdown is great. At times I felt a little wobbly because of the narrow base, but overall I didn't have any problems with support.
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7.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
This is the first time that I’ve ever felt like a LeBron sneaker needed more support.
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9.0
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
The four straps gave me extra confidence while recovering from an ankle sprain.
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8.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
January 1, 2017
Sculpted collar padding, along with the external heel counter and forefoot outriggers, combine to create confidence in the shoe’s stability.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The upper is very supportive and doesn't stretch, lateral support is great and ankle support is decent too.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Is the shoe’s fit supportive enough without laces being involved? Yes, at least for me.
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Fit of the Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

The 8.7 average fit rating ranks #52 of 138 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
I had no movement side to side or front to back, no heel slip, well done Nike!
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The overall comfort of the Soldier 11 is definitely an improvement over the Soldier 10 and feels pretty nice.
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7.0
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Out of the box these shoes have an extremely snug but comfortable fit. As time goes on the materials will soften up and you end up with a pillowy experience that feels just a bit soft.
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9.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
January 1, 2017
The Soldier 11 is essentially a sock with some straps. But similar to the Soldier 10, it actually fits well.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Once you get your feet in, the straps lock down you feet really right, I love it!
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The shoes are a little hard to get on, lockdown on the shoe was good and once the materials are broke in a bit things started to feel secure.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 75% average outdoor rating ranks #40 of 138 shoes overall
fair
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The durable nubs in the center of the shoe's outsole should help extend the Soldier 11’s life outdoors.
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good
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The rubber is pretty hard, so outdoor play should be okay.
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Width of the Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

slightly narrow
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
If you’re a wide footer, we recommend you try these on as the LeBron Soldier 11’s base isn’t very wide.
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regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Doesn't feel as wide as previous Soldier Models.
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slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Wide footers, you’ll want to try the shoe on before buying.
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Size of the Nike Lebron Soldier 11:

true to size
Schwollo
December 27, 2017
True to size for everyone.
true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
They run true to size.
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true to size
Jarron Ramos [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The length of the Soldier 11s is true to size.
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true to size
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
January 1, 2017
The shoe fits true to size.
true to size
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Go true to size.
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true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The LeBron Soldier 11 fits true to size.
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true to size
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Definitely go true to size.
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