Signature: LeBron James
Lockdown: Lace-Up, Slip-On
Price: $140
Weight: 14.1oz
Colorways: Pink, Black, Brown, Purple, Blue
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91 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 97 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I really enjoyed playing in the LeBron 12, but I’d take these over them any day of the week.

  • 95 / 100 | Wheat City Sole | | Level 3 expert

    This shoe is a beast.

  • 97 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I really enjoyed playing in the LeBron 12, but I’d take these over them any day of the week.

  • 95 / 100 | LiveforBball | | Level 5 expert

    It’s undeniable that they beat the main signatures by a bunch.

  • 90 / 100 | BBallEquips | Level 5 expert

    Traction, cushioning, lockdown and support are just excellent!

  • 90 / 100 | Schwollo | Level 5 expert

    This shoe does everything better than the XII without all the gimmicks at a much lower price.

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Crafted for King James, these Nike basketball shoes are designed to handle his explosive power and multifaceted game. The LeBron Soldier IX features innovative straps and Nike Flywire for 360-degree lockdown support. A Phylon midsole with Nike Zoom Air units delivers responsive cushioning and dynamic impact protection.

Cushion. The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier IX has a Phylon midsole that delivers a stable, responsive, and comfortable ride. Heel and forefoot Zoom Air units provide low-profile cushioning and enhanced impact protection.

Traction. These Nike basketball shoes boast a decoupled rubber outsole with hexagonally-shaped traction pods for increased range of motion and superior multidirectional grip.

Length and Width. The Nike LeBron Soldier 9 reportedly fits true to size. Buyers are advised to order their real size.

Lockdown. Innovative straps combined with dynamic Flywire secures the foot from every angle. The Phylon midsole also wraps up the heel and lateral side for enhanced lockdown and containment.

The LeBron Soldier IX features a breathable mesh upper with fuse overlays for added support and durability. A cushioned internal cleatie provides a comfortable fit.

LeBron James’s Soldier line is famed for delivering exceptional lockdown. These Nike basketball shoes continue the tradition with its dual strap system that crisscrosses the ankle and midfoot. King James’s logo is seen on the midfoot strap while a large Swoosh is displayed on the lateral wall.

Aside from the general release colorways, player exclusives were also given Nike-sponsored colleges and participants of the brand's elite basketball academy.

  • Black
  • Black/Blue
  • Black/Orange
  • Black/Red/Orange
  • Black/Red
  • Black/Varsity Maize/White ‘Cavs’
  • Black/Yellow Strike/Apple Green 'Oregon Ducks'
  • Camo Green
  • Game Royal/White-Green Strike 'Sprite'
  • Green/White
  • Grey/Orange
  • Navy/Red/White Arizona Wildcats ‘Away’
  • PRM Desert Camo/String
  • ‘Summit Lake Hornets’
  • ‘SVSM’ Pack
  • ‘The Academy’
  • University Red/White-Metallic Silver 'Ohio State'
  • White/Black
  • White/Blue ‘Kentucky Wildcats’
  • White/Blue/Red Arizona Wildcats ‘Home’
  • White/Apple Green/Yellow Strike Oregon Ducks ‘Home’

Freegums X Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 9

Made in collaboration with Miami-based artist Freegums, this limited edition two-shoe set features a unique graphic that covers the entire upper. The pairs come in either Game Royal/Bright Crimson-White or Black/Concord-White.

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 9 LE ‘Quai 54’

The ‘Quai 54’ pays tribute to the Jordan Brand-sponsored streetball tournament that takes place in Paris. This limited edition colorway features a black mesh upper with white straps. COmpleting the streetball theme is a cement-like print that runs through the side.

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 9 ‘Think Pink’

This colorway of the LeBron Soldier IX shows support to the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation. These basketball shoes are dressed in hyper pink with white and black accents.