Today we will share the performance review of LeBron Soldier 14 with you.
Tester’s information: 180cm/100kg
Testing Time: about 10 hours
Court: Indoor woodfloor and outdoor cement court, PU court
Fitness: 7 scores
The LeBron Soldier series started to use integrated type vamp. If you have Soldier 10, you should know that it’s really hard to put on the integrated type vamp.
The LeBron Soldier 14 uses hidden type shoelaces, and the vamp is still integrated type. Undoubtedly, it’s also hard to put on and take off.
The vamp has two layers. The outer layer is stiff mesh fabric and the inner layer is space fabric. The fitness is good.
The design hidden in the vamp is similar to flywire. The feet won’t be easy to move.
But due to the design of topline, the fitness of ankle is not good enough. It’s a little empty.
Air Permeability: 6.5 scores
The air permeability of vamp is not good. The inner side of vamp has ventilated holes to improve the air permeability. But the water-absorbing quality of inner layer space fabric is not good. After playing 2 basketball games, the inner side of shoe collar is wet.
Feedback: 8 scores
The feedback of LeBron Soldier 14 insole is great.
The forefoot insole has 10mm thick ZOOM Air cushion and rear sole has 13mm thick ZOOM Air cushion. And the foam is cushlon, not Phylon. The insole configuration is good.
We can know the position of air cushion by seeing the uneven outsole.
Traction Performance: 7.5 scores
The LeBron Soldier 14 is suitable to outdoor court. The outsole uses big area of ahombus pattern, and the lines are wide. The outsole rubber is stiff.
If you are PF, you don’t need to worry about the traction performance.
Supporting Performance & Anti-torsion Performance: 8 scores
There is a piece of TPU plate running through the insole. It offers great stiffness. And the insole has a piece of thick anti-torsion plate. Except the stiff mesh fabric, it adds adhesive film to reinforce the important parts.
The protection of LeBron Soldier 14 close to the max protection of LeBron 3. The anti-torsion performance of LeBron Soldier 14 is excellent.
Abrasive Resistance: 8 scores
As LeBron Soldier 14 is suitable for outdoor court, the abrasive resistance of outsole is great.
But there is a little risk. The outboard TPU plate on the heelpiece is close to the outsole, so it maybe easy to be abraded. You can refer to the below pictures of my shoes.
Size: The size of LeBron Soldier 14 is standard. You don’t need to choose one size bigger or one size smaller.
The unit weight of US10.5 LeBron Soldier 14 is only 410g. It control the weight well. The unit weight of US10.5 LeBron Soldier 10 is 450g.
Overall: 80 scores
The overall performance of eBron Soldier 14 is good. It has good fitness, supporting performation, anti-torsion performance, cushion performance, traction performance and abrasive resistance. The diadvantage is the air permeability, and it’s hard to put on and take off.
If you like to play basketball on outdoor court, you can choose LeBron Soldier 14. Comparing with previous series, the LeBron Soldier 14 has improvements. It can be considered as the first choice of heavy frontline.