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Nike Lebron Soldier 13 Review

Nike Lebron Soldier 13
Nike Lebron Soldier 13
Nike Lebron Soldier 13
Nike Lebron Soldier 13
Deals from $77.97
8.8
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$139.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
7/2019
Ranking:
Traction
9.4
Cushion
8.3
Materials
8.8
Support
9.0
Fit
8.7
Outdoor
83%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

Voltage Purple/Black/Dynamic Yellow
Voltage Purple/Black/Dynamic Yellow
from Nike
$77.97
$140
Black/Black
Black/Black
in 4 shops
$77.97
$140
University Red/Black/White
University Red/Black/White
in 4 shops
$78.97
$140
Red/White
Red/White
in 3 shops
$88.97
$140
Game Royal/White/White
Game Royal/White/White
in 3 shops
$88.97
$140
White/College Navy
White/College Navy
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
White/University Red
White/University Red
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
White/Game Royal
White/Game Royal
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
Black/White
Black/White
in 3 shops
$89.99
$140
White/Field Purple
White/Field Purple
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
University Gold/Black/White
University Gold/Black/White
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
White/Black
White/Black
from Eastbay
$89.99
$140
Midnight Navy/White
Midnight Navy/White
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
Light Photo Blue/Black/Bright Crimson/Light Photo Blue
Light Photo Blue/Black/Bright Crimson/Light Photo Blue
in 3 shops
$89.99
$140
Black/University Gold/Bright Violet/White
Black/University Gold/Bright Violet/White
from DICK's
$104.99
$140
Black/Chrome
Black/Chrome
in 3 shops
$104.99
$140
White/Black/White
White/Black/White
in 2 shops
$104.99
$140
Black/University Red/White
Black/University Red/White
in 2 shops
$109.99
$140
Thunder Grey/Bright Crimson/Electric Green/Thunder Grey
Thunder Grey/Bright Crimson/Electric Green/Thunder Grey
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Summary of 4 Expert Reviews:

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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Reviews of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

The 8.8 average overall rating ranks #27 of 123 shoes overall
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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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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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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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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Traction of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

The 9.4 average traction rating ranks #8 of 123 shoes overall
9.0
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
The traction pattern held up extremely well, even on very dusty courts.
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
Solid rubber and herringbone - performs very well indoors and outdoors!
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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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10.0
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
Whether I was playing on clean or dusty courts, I never had any problems!
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Cushion of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

The 8.3 average cushion rating ranks #82 of 123 shoes overall
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
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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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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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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Materials of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

The 8.8 average materials rating ranks #39 of 123 shoes overall
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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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
Nothing really special, or premium, but it works.
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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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9.0
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
The materials are very durable, supportive, and comfortable. Unfortunately, ventilation is lacking.
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Support of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

The 9.0 average support rating ranks #15 of 123 shoes overall
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
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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8.0
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
Support and lockdown are great but the outrigger could have been bigger.
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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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Fit of the Nike Lebron Soldier 13:

The 8.7 average fit rating ranks #45 of 123 shoes overall
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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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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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 83% average outdoor rating ranks #20 of 123 shoes overall
good
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
The hard rubber and deep grooves held up really well outdoors.
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good
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 3, 2019
The thick solid rubber performs well outdoors and will last a while.
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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:

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

½ size small
PureKicks
September 12, 2019
Go half a size up.
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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
The Sole Brothers
July 21, 2019
Go true to size.
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true to size
RicheeKim
July 18, 2019
Lengthwise, it's perfectly fine going true to size.
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Deals from $77.97:
Voltage Purple/Black/Dynamic Yellow
Voltage Purple/Black/Dynamic Yellow
from Nike
$77.97
$140
Black/Black
Black/Black
in 4 shops
$77.97
$140
University Red/Black/White
University Red/Black/White
in 4 shops
$78.97
$140
Red/White
Red/White
in 3 shops
$88.97
$140
Game Royal/White/White
Game Royal/White/White
in 3 shops
$88.97
$140
White/College Navy
White/College Navy
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
White/University Red
White/University Red
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
White/Game Royal
White/Game Royal
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
Black/White
Black/White
in 3 shops
$89.99
$140
White/Field Purple
White/Field Purple
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
University Gold/Black/White
University Gold/Black/White
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
White/Black
White/Black
from Eastbay
$89.99
$140
Midnight Navy/White
Midnight Navy/White
in 2 shops
$89.99
$140
Light Photo Blue/Black/Bright Crimson/Light Photo Blue
Light Photo Blue/Black/Bright Crimson/Light Photo Blue
in 3 shops
$89.99
$140
Black/University Gold/Bright Violet/White
Black/University Gold/Bright Violet/White
from DICK's
$104.99
$140
Black/Chrome
Black/Chrome
in 3 shops
$104.99
$140
White/Black/White
White/Black/White
in 2 shops
$104.99
$140
Black/University Red/White
Black/University Red/White
in 2 shops
$109.99
$140