Nike Air Zoom Lebron 3 was made to play. The soles were made so when Lebron James running up and down court, he did not have to worry about falling. Nike also added reinforcing TPU clip to prevent ankle injuries. The middle of the sole contained a carbon fibre shank plate which provided Lebron with more support. The Nike Air Zoom Lebron III also had full length Zoom Air units, giving additional cushioning for Lebron James. When observing the LBJ III it is sort of similar to the Air Jordan XI (11). On the sides their are straps running to the lace loops, only difference is they are not sewn on.