Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Most are quick to comment that these LeBron basketball sneakers look amazing.
  • Several owners are claiming that these budget basketball shoes are well made. According to them, the Nike LeBron Witness 4 will last an entire season.
  • These basketball shoes are super comfortable to wear, nearly all reviewers declare.
  • Some players are happy with the LeBron Witness 4's cushioning. They claim that the cushion is pretty bouncy and responsive.
  • These mid-top basketball shoes feel light on the court, a few owners remark.
  • The mesh upper is very breathable, several players observe.
  • Many testers are reporting that these basketball shoes have excellent support and lockdown.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of players are complaining that the LeBron Witness 4 lacks court grip. They are experiencing some sliding when making quick moves on the hardwood.
  • According to a few owners, the ankle area is quite stiff and causes some discomfort.
  • The materials are not the best, most testers gripe.

Bottom line

The Nike LeBron Witness 4 shares some design similarities to the top-rated Nike LeBron 16. However, in terms of performance, these basketball shoes just fall a little short. The traction is a bit iffy, and the materials are quite cheap. 

All things considered, LeBron James's latest budget model still delivers decent performance on the hardwood. The Nike Zoom units provide a responsive feel while the padded collar keeps the foot secure and supported all game long.  

 

 

Facts

Expert Reviews

77 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 83 / 100 | The Sole Brothers | | Level 5 expert

    It's great. Very solid, uh, especially for the price.

  • 79 / 100 | RicheeKim | | Level 5 expert

    I wouldn't really recommend these just because I didn't like the cushion setup. I thought the traction was flawed. And, yeah, you know, the fitting for me was a little bit awkward. So, me personally, I wouldn't recommend picking these up.

  • 68 / 100 | BasketballDiagnostics | | Level 5 expert

    So the Nike LeBron Witness 4 retails for $100, which for the most part is an expectable price point for what it is – a budget performer. But that’s not the point. The main point is that they did underperform in one of the most crucial aspects of a ball shoe: traction & cushion. And for that reason alone, I just can’t see any category of players that I would recommend these for. I can only see a 40+ dude standing in his local Nike outlet store, searching for the cheapest ball shoe to buy. But even then, they probably would be too narrow for him.

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Elevate your game and be a force on the court with the LeBron Witness 4 from Nike. These basketball shoes are perfect for powerful players who require heightened support but still want to feel light on their feet.

Fit for a king, these LeBron James basketball sneakers feature a sculpted collar that offers a stable fit. Under the forefoot, visible air units provide increased energy return and responsiveness. 

Cushion. The Nike LeBron Witness 4 features a resilient foam midsole with a forefoot Zoom unit for incredible responsiveness. The Nike Zoom Air units are designed to compress under your weight and then spring back for energy return.

Traction. These LeBron basketball sneakers employ a flexible rubber outsole with an advanced traction pattern for increased grip on the court. The shockwave-inspired tread pattern offers aggressive traction on any playing surface.

Closure. For stability and support, the LeBron Witness 4 features a padded mid-top collar and a rigid external heel counter. The shoe's partial bootie with tongue construction and lace-up closure offer a snug yet comfortable fit.

The Nike LeBron Witness 4 utilizes a woven textile and mesh upper for lightweight support and increased breathability. A tongue pull tab allows for easy wear.

The Nike LeBron Witness 4 features a mid-top silhouette reminiscent of the LeBron 16.  On both sides of the forefoot, visible Zoom Air units provide some insight into the technology. Other signature details include a molded lion on the heel and LeBron James's logo on the tongue. 

These affordable LeBron James basketball sneakers are available in the following stylish color options:

  • Black/Bright Crimson/Gym Red
  • Black/Chile Red/Glass Blue/White
  • Black/Hyper Cobalt/Clear
  • Black/Iron Grey/Anthracite/Black
  • Black/Opti Yellow/White/Voltage Purple
  • Black/University Red/Gym Red
  • Black/White/Iron Grey/Pure Platinum
  • Black/White/Photo Blue/Black
  • String/Black/Volt/Bright Crimson
  • Summit White/Opti Yellow/Oracle Aqua/Summit White
  • White/Amarillo/Field Purple
  • White/Voltage Purple/Pure Platinum/Metallic Gold
  • White/White/Black

 

Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com