Who should buy the Nike LeBron Witness 5

The fifth LeBron Witness is going to please the following:

  • players with narrow and normal-sized feet
  • buyers on a budget
  • people who want sneakers that are basketball-inspired

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Who should NOT buy this LeBron shoe

Thoso who have wide feet are going to have a hard time wearing the LeBron Witness 5. They might want to try the Jordan Zion 1. Those who love to play outdoors are not going to be happy with the Witness 5, either. They are better off getting the Nike Kyrie 7 or the Cosmic Unity.  

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The Witness 5's grip is strong...as long as the court is clean

On clean courts, the LeBron Witness 5 grips well and successfully prevents slips.

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However, dust sticks quite easily to the outsole; there is a need to wipe frequently when playing on dirty courts.

Good news: there are Zoom Air units; bad news: they're barely felt 

Two Zoom Air units are strategically placed right below the ball of the foot for explosive energy return. However, these Zoom Air units are so subtle they are felt only when we put a lot of force.

As comfortable as an everyday, all-day shoe

The Nike LeBron Witness 5 is made of materials that are thin and cozy. It can even be worn for as long as you want.

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The LeBron Witness 5 delivers a truly secure lockdown

The light but sturdy materials and rigid heel counter work together to deliver support and stability even during aggressive movements.

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The shoe is also designed to have a one-to-one fit. However, it can easily become too narrow for some and they might find it difficult to even slide into the shoe.

It's light. This LeBron shoe is surprisingly light. Let that sink in!

At 344g (12.13 oz), this surely is an unexpectedly light shoe, especially that it has "LeBron" attached to its name.

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Quite frankly, the Witness 5 isn't for the outdoors

The outsole isn't so durable, so this shoe is not for open-air concrete and asphalt courts.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: 12.1oz
Top: Mid
Signature: LeBron James
Collection: Nike Lebron, Nike Lebron Witness
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / Red / White / Green
SKUs: CQ9380001 / CQ9380003 / CQ9380004 / CQ9380005 / CQ9380100 / CQ9380102 / CQ9380300 / CQ9380400 / CQ9380600 / CQ9381001

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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.