Nike Lebron Witness 8

Released 10/2023, Mid Top, Lebron James, 
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7.7
EXPERT RATING
4 reviews
8.5
USER RATING
5 ratings
The LeBron Witness 8 is a decent budget shoe which relies on its traction performance.

Best Suitable For:

The Witness 8s are best for flat-footed players who rely on moving up and down the court.

Price Comparison:

Available at 5 shops | Official Retail Price: $109.99
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$38.97
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (4)
User Ratings (5)
Traction
8.5
Cushion
7.0
Materials
7.6
Support
7.0
Fit
8.3
Outdoor
63%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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User Rating8.58.4(0.1)NA8.4(0.1)9.1(0.6)8.6(0.1)
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Nike Lebron Witness 8 Review

Pros:
Solid traction performance
Comfortable fit
Cons:
Materials lack lateral support
Stiff cushioning

Performance of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

The latest budget shoe from Nike and LeBron is more of the same compared to the last couple of iterations. Reviewers agree the traction and outsole are the best features. The grip isn't an issue on dust, either. The cushioning is stiff, but the shoe is responsive with decent bounciness. Nike's use of materials is nothing special, but they get the job done. Support and lockdown are mostly adequate, but the lateral containment is lacking. There aren't enough features for players to feel confident during heavy lateral movements. The Nike LeBron Witness 8 has enough traction to help players who like to get up and down in transition. Just beware of the lateral containment.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

Expert Rating: 7.7 (ranks #280 of 311)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.2
December 6, 2023
The Nike LeBron Witness 8 caters to quick play styles. The traction is outstanding, but the cushioning could be better.
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7.8
December 6, 2023
The Nike LeBron Witness 8 is a solid, budget performer. I think it's a good pickup if you can get it at a discount. The cushioning is soft, and the traction works.
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7.5
The LeBron Witness 8 is low to the ground and responsive. The materials and support feel better than the previous Witness 7.
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7.2
December 6, 2023
The Nike LeBron Witness 8 does not inspire confidence. The lateral containment was not secure enough because of the lack of containment features.
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User Reviews of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

User Rating: 8.5 (ranks #182 of 311)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
7.6
January 10, 2024
The Witness 8 is decent shoe but a lot of options better than him for the price. The tracion is Freaking amazing It's almost top notch, on clean court u go to go, on dust is consistent and the durability is good. The cushining is SUCKS i didn't like. I have a problem with my heel so I need a good cushion and responsive and the cushining of the Witness 8 isn't good. The material is thin and very lightweight. The Lockdown i don´t liked so much because the base on the forfoot is not so large.
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8.4
December 14, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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6.6
December 26, 2023
User didn't add a summary.
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10.0
January 23, 2024
User didn't add a summary.
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10.0
January 29, 2024
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.5 (ranks #154 of 311)
User Traction Rating: 9.0 (ranks #102 of 311)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
10.0
December 6, 2023
The traction is freaking amazing. This is one of the best traction setups in the Witness line. It also bites through dust well.
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8.0
December 6, 2023
The traction performance is decent.
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8.0
Traction might be the shoe's best feature. The setup is grippy and offers top-notch directional coverage. It's not elite, but it is versatile.
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8.0
December 6, 2023
The outsole tread is my favourite part of the shoe. The pattern grabs courts nicely.
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Cushion of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

Expert Cushion Rating: 7.0 (ranks #296 of 311)
User Cushion Rating: 7.6 (ranks #247 of 311)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
3
5 - Poor
0
6.0
December 6, 2023
The cushioning setup sucks. Court feel is average, and the impact protection is not good.
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8.0
December 6, 2023
The cushioning has tons of heel compression. The midsole feels soft, too. I experienced no discomfort.
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7.0
The Phylon midsole and Air Max unit under the heel feel stable and reactive. It's less plush, but it feels decent.
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7.0
December 6, 2023
The shank is decent, but the foam is stiff. It has a decent bounce.
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Materials of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

Expert Materials Rating: 7.6 (ranks #264 of 311)
User Materials Rating: 7.8 (ranks #243 of 311)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
6
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
December 6, 2023
The mesh material gets dirty easily, but it's thin and breathable. It conforms to your foot well.
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8.0
December 6, 2023
The netting material is light and breathable. The foamy collar is comfortable, too.
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7.5
The materials feel a lot sturdier than the Witness 7. It provides improved containment and durability, but the quality isn't the best.
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7.0
December 6, 2023
The textile overlay and caging provide decent comfort. The tongue is not breathable, and the shoe traps moisture.
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Support of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

Expert Support Rating: 7.0 (ranks #296 of 311)
User Support Rating: 8.0 (ranks #236 of 311)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
4
6 - Subpar
2
5 - Poor
0
8.0
December 6, 2023
Support and lockdown are adequate. Lateral containment is decent, too.
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7.0
December 6, 2023
The upper does not provide enough stability, so be cautious.
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7.0
Thanks to the upgraded materials, the support is also improved. The shoe feels secure on the court, an improvement from the last model.
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6.0
December 6, 2023
The upper containment is iffy, and there's not enough side-to-side support.
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Fit of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.3 (ranks #137 of 311)
User Fit Rating: 8.2 (ranks #215 of 311)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
December 6, 2023
The shoe fits me very well. The length of the shoe is perfect, and the toe box is snug.
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8.0
December 6, 2023
I had no issues with the fit.
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8.0
The fit feels snug. It might be the second-best feature of the shoe.
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8.0
December 6, 2023
The fit feels streamlined.
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Durability of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

User Durability Rating: 8.4 (ranks #158 of 311)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 62.5 (ranks #93 of 311)
User Outdoor Rating: 87.5 (ranks #42 of 311)
Good (100%)
5
Fair (50%)
2
Bad (0%)
1
fair
December 6, 2023
Durability is questionable. It seems decent enough for outdoor play.
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no
December 6, 2023
The rubber doesn't feel sturdy enough for outdoors.
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good
The rubber outsole feels durable.
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good
December 6, 2023
The durability is solid for a budget shoe.
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Width of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
2
regular
4
slightly wide
1
very wide
1
slightly narrow
December 6, 2023
The width is slightly narrow.
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regularly wide
December 6, 2023
The width feels spacious.
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regularly wide
December 6, 2023
2E feet can go up half a size.
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Size of the Nike Lebron Witness 8:

very small
0
slightly small
2
true to size
7
slightly long
0
very long
0
½ size small
December 6, 2023
I went up half a size.
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true to size
December 6, 2023
I went true to size.
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true to size
Go true to size.
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true to size
December 6, 2023
Narrow and medium feet go true to size.
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