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Nike Lebron Soldier 12 Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$139.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
4/2018
# of Reviews:
3
Traction
9.3
Cushion
7.7
Materials
7.7
Support
8.3
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
75%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Lebron Soldier 12:

Black / Black / Hazel Rush
Black / Black / Hazel Rush
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Black / White / Black
Black / White / Black
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White / Midnight Navy
White / Midnight Navy
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Black / Grey
Black / Grey
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Team Red / Team Red
Team Red / Team Red
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Blue Force / Aegean Storm / Metallic Gold
Blue Force / Aegean Storm / Metallic Gold
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White /Dark Grey / Flash Crimson
White /Dark Grey / Flash Crimson
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Hot Lava / Black / White
Hot Lava / Black / White
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White / White
White / White
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Anthracite / Anthracite / Black
Anthracite / Anthracite / Black
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Black / Black / Black
Black / Black / Black
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University Red / White / Metallic Silver
University Red / White / Metallic Silver
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Black / Metallic Silver / White
Black / Metallic Silver / White
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White / Black
White / Black
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College Navy / Metallic Silver
College Navy / Metallic Silver
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Game Royal / Metallic Silver / White
Game Royal / Metallic Silver / White
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PROS:

  • Sticky traction
  • Very comfortable

CONS:

  • Straps come undone easily

Summary of 3 Expert Reviews:

The Lebron Soldier 12 is a great performance sneaker! Compared to the Lebron 15 it's a little lighter and comes with a more responsive cushioning which makes it a better fit for guards and lighter players in general. The traction is absolutely amazing and works well even on dusty courts. Materials are very comfortable and getting into this shoe is a breeze. The only downside are the annoying straps that come undone easily - you will have to restrap a lot! Overall, the Lebron Soldier 12 is a great all-around performer at an affordable price that will work for a lot of players.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Lebron Soldier 12:

The 8.3 average overall rating ranks #82 of 116 shoes overall
8.6
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
If you want a shoe that does everything very well, this is your shoe.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
June 12, 2018
The Lebron Soldier 12 is 100% worth its price! It's just nice to play in a shoe with gnarly traction like this!
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7.4
PureKicks
June 12, 2018
The traction was surprisingly fantastic! The fit was brillitant, the support was good, if only the materials would have been better!
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Traction of the Nike Lebron Soldier 12:

The 9.3 average traction rating ranks #12 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
The pliable rubber with a simple blade pattern just works on every surface with minimal wiping.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
June 12, 2018
The traction is absolutely amazing, even on dusty courts!
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9.0
PureKicks
June 12, 2018
The traction really bit the floor even on dusty courts!
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Cushion of the Nike Lebron Soldier 12:

The 7.7 average cushion rating ranks #98 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
Overall, I’m happy with how the Soldier XII feels underfoot.
7.0
The Sole Brothers
June 12, 2018
Bottom-loaded heel and forefoot Zoom in a firm Phylon midsole. Impact protection is decent, courtfeel is not great as you feel pretty high up.
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8.0
PureKicks
June 12, 2018
With forefoot Zoom and heel Zoom you are taken care off!
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Materials of the Nike Lebron Soldier 12:

The 7.7 average materials rating ranks #102 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
The synthetic leather feels very premium and the knit looks very similar to Battleknit.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
June 12, 2018
Neoprene-like material around the midfoot and canvas / leather depending on the colorway on the forefoot. It's not as premium as the Battleknit on the Lebron 15, but still really nice!
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5.0
PureKicks
June 12, 2018
The straps weren't holding up - we had to restrap all the time which was pretty annoying. Also the ventilation was pretty bad.
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Support of the Nike Lebron Soldier 12:

The 8.3 average support rating ranks #82 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
Support is average with a pretty flexible sock like upper.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
June 12, 2018
The straps of the Lebron 12 give you a very nice lockdown, no heel slippage or lateral movement.
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7.0
PureKicks
June 12, 2018
Heel counter, outrigger, and nice lockdown are there. Feels like a low top, but the support is good.
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Fit of the Nike Lebron Soldier 12:

The 8.5 average fit rating ranks #64 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
The fit is very good overall with the Soldier XII without any heel slip or wide to side movement and no dead space in the forefoot at all.
8.0
PureKicks
June 12, 2018
Fits like an glove and requires minimal break-in.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 75% average outdoor rating ranks #26 of 116 shoes overall
fair
The Sole Brothers
June 12, 2018
You could get away with it, if you really want to.
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good
PureKicks
June 12, 2018
Hard rubber, deep grooves - what more do you want?
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Width of the Nike Lebron Soldier 12:

regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
June 12, 2018
Donny felt his size 14 to be a bit roomy while Sammy felt the shoe was a little bit narrow.
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Size of the Nike Lebron Soldier 12:

true to size
Schwollo
September 26, 2018
True to size.
true to size
The Sole Brothers
June 12, 2018
Donny felt his size 14 ran a little long, while Sammy's smaller size fit perfectly.
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true to size
PureKicks
June 12, 2018
Go true to size.
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