Nike Lebron Soldier 13 Review

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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$139.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
7/2019
Outdoor Rating:
75%
# of Reviews:
3
Traction
9.5
Cushion
8.0
Material
9.0
Support
8.7
Fit
9.0
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Awesome traction
  • Very supportive

CONS:

  • Cushioning could be more comfortable

Summary of 3 Expert Reviews:

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:

9.1
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Lebron Soldier 13 performs well in every category - on hardwood and blacktop!
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9.0
RicheeKim
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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8.3
The Sole Brothers
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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Traction of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Solid rubber and herringbone - performs very well indoors and outdoors!
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10.0
RicheeKim
Whether I was playing on clean or dusty courts, I never had any problems!
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
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:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
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
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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7.0
The Sole Brothers
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:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Nothing really special, or premium, but it works.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The materials are very durable, supportive, and comfortable. Unfortunately, ventilation is lacking.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
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:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The support relies on the great fit, but a beefier outrigger would have been welcome.
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9.0
RicheeKim
No side-to-side movement on the footbed and no instabilities on lateral movements.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
Support and lockdown are great but the outrigger could have been bigger.
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Fit of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Lockdown was good it despite being a laceless shoe.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The straps do a great job of locking you in and I got a great 1:1 fit.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

good
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The thick solid rubber performs well outdoors and will last a while.
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fair
The Sole Brothers
Outdoor use should be okay because the rubber is really deep.
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Width of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The upper is going to fit snug overall.
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very narrow
RicheeKim
Really snug, especially in the forefoot.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Fits real snug.
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Size of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I went true to size and I feel that the fit was perfect.
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true to size
RicheeKim
Lengthwise, it's perfectly fine going true to size.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
Go true to size.
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