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Nike Lebron Soldier 13

Released 7/2019, High Top, Lebron James, 
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8.8
EXPERT RATING
5 reviews
8.8
USER RATING
1 ratings
The Lebron Soldier 13 provides awesome traction and no real weaknesses

Best Suitable For:

A great all-around performer that works very well for heavier players

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Available at 2 shops | Official Retail Price: $139.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings
User Ratings
Traction
9.5
Cushion
8.4
Materials
8.6
Support
9.0
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
88%

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Weight:
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Sizing:
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Width:
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Nike Lebron Soldier 13 Review

Pros:
Awesome traction
Very supportive
Cons:
Cushioning could be more comfortable

Performance of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

The laceless Lebron signature model is very well-received among sneaker testers. The upper material is comfortable, durable and provides a ton of lockdown, in part because the straps do a great job and never come undone. The simple solid-rubber herringbone traction pattern is deep, attracts very little dust and works well - even outdoors. The cushioning is a little bit divisive, some like the forefoot and heel Zoom units, others would have preferred a more comfortable setup. Overall, the Lebron Solider 13 is a great allrounder with outstanding traction and no real weaknesses.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

Expert Rating: 8.8 (ranks #33 of 191)
10 - Amazing
0%
9 - Great
80%
8 - Good
20%
7 - Average
0%
6 - Subpar
0%
5 - Poor
0%
9.1
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
The Lebron Soldier 13 performs well in every category - on hardwood and blacktop!
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9.0
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
For a pretty solid price of $140, you get awesome cushioning, great traction, great fit, and great materials. The straps also work really well on this version of the Lebron Solider and don't come undone like on previous models.
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8.8
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
This is one of the best-reviewed shoes in the history of our Youtube channel!
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8.8
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
The Nike LeBron Soldier 13 features one of the best traction setups to go with the plush cushioning. The materials get the job done. Support and lockdown perform well, with the only complaint being that the lateral containment could be a tad bit better.
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8.3
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
I enjoyed playing in the Lebron Soldier 13 - it's a good performer. But cushioning could have been better and the $140 price tag is pretty expensive.
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User Reviews of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

User Rating: 8.8 (ranks #33 of 191)
10 - Amazing
0%
9 - Great
100%
8 - Good
0%
7 - Average
0%
6 - Subpar
0%
5 - Poor
0%
8.8
guigapv
November 10, 2021
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Traction of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

Expert Traction Rating: 9.5 (ranks #11 of 191)
User Traction Rating: 8.0 (ranks #69 of 191)
10 - Amazing
50%
9 - Great
33%
8 - Good
17%
7 - Average
0%
6 - Subpar
0%
5 - Poor
0%
9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
Solid rubber and herringbone - performs very well indoors and outdoors!
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10.0
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
Whether I was playing on clean or dusty courts, I never had any problems!
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9.0
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
The traction pattern held up extremely well, even on very dusty courts.
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10.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
There is full-length herringbone that grips hard. It's one of the best tractions on a shoe this year.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
After breaking the rubber in the traction is really nice and works well even on dusty courts.
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Cushion of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.4 (ranks #110 of 191)
User Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #34 of 191)
10 - Amazing
0%
9 - Great
67%
8 - Good
17%
7 - Average
17%
6 - Subpar
0%
5 - Poor
0%
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
The cushion is raised off the floor quite a bit and the bottom-loaded Zoom units provide a lot of impact protection but I missed the "springy" feeling you often get from Zoom.
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8.0
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
The Phylon midsole with Zoom units in the heel and forefoot provides a lot of impact protection and a light bounce.
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9.0
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
The forefoot and heel Zoom units provide a great mix of impact protection and court feel. The heel to toe transition is also really good.
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9.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
The injected Phylon in the Soldier 13 is plush. The softness allows you to get the most out of the Zoom units in the shoe.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
For a Lebron Soldier the court feel is actually pretty good, but overall the cushioning feels lacklustre. Impact protection isn't great and you don't get a lot of bounce either.
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Materials of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.6 (ranks #61 of 191)
User Materials Rating: 9.0 (ranks #32 of 191)
10 - Amazing
0%
9 - Great
67%
8 - Good
33%
7 - Average
0%
6 - Subpar
0%
5 - Poor
0%
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
Nothing really special, or premium, but it works.
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9.0
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
The materials are very durable, supportive, and comfortable. Unfortunately, ventilation is lacking.
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8.0
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
The supportive materials feel fantastic on-foot but they are not breathable at all. The break-in period is short.
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8.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
The upper is primarily made up of ripstop material. It is lightweight and performs on foot.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
The upper materials is super durable, looks good and feels comfortable on-foot and in-hand.
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Support of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

Expert Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #33 of 191)
User Support Rating: 10.0 (ranks #8 of 191)
10 - Amazing
33%
9 - Great
50%
8 - Good
17%
7 - Average
0%
6 - Subpar
0%
5 - Poor
0%
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
The support relies on the great fit, but a beefier outrigger would have been welcome.
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9.0
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
No side-to-side movement on the footbed and no instabilities on lateral movements.
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10.0
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
The straps are super supportive and hold down your feet on all movements.
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9.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
The strap system locks your foot into the footbed. Your ankle is also secure in this system.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
Support and lockdown are great but the outrigger could have been bigger.
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Fit of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.5 (ranks #82 of 191)
User Fit Rating: 8.0 (ranks #65 of 191)
10 - Amazing
0%
9 - Great
40%
8 - Good
60%
7 - Average
0%
6 - Subpar
0%
5 - Poor
0%
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
Lockdown was good it despite being a laceless shoe.
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9.0
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
The straps do a great job of locking you in and I got a great 1:1 fit.
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8.0
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
The straps were pinching my feet a little bit and there was a little bit of heel slippage in the beginning. After the breakin period, the fit was fine.
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8.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
The fit is more customizable than I thought it would be. The strap system allows you to adjust the fit based on your needs.
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Durability of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

User Durability Rating: 9.0 (ranks #29 of 191)
10 - Amazing
0%
9 - Great
100%
8 - Good
0%
7 - Average
0%
6 - Subpar
0%
5 - Poor
0%

Outdoor of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 87.5 (ranks #35 of 191)
User Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #15 of 191)
Good (100%)
80%
Fair (50%)
20%
Bad (0%)
0%
good
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
The thick solid rubber performs well outdoors and will last a while.
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good
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
The hard rubber and deep grooves held up really well outdoors.
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good
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
The rubber compound is thick and durable.
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fair
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
Outdoor use should be okay because the rubber is really deep.
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Width of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

very narrow
25%
slightly narrow
50%
regular
25%
slightly wide
0%
very wide
0%
slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
The upper is going to fit snug overall.
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very narrow
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
Really snug, especially in the forefoot.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
Fits real snug.
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Size of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

very small
0%
slightly small
17%
true to size
83%
slightly long
0%
very long
0%
true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
I went true to size and I feel that the fit was perfect.
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true to size
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
Lengthwise, it's perfectly fine going true to size.
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½ size small
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
Go half a size up.
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true to size
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
Go true to your regular size unless you have a wide foot. Then you might want to consider going half a size up.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
Go true to size.
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