Our verdict

The Nike LeBron Witness 6 can now cease to exist so that the LeBron Witness line can go to being the glorious line that it was. Sure, this shoe is not a lot like the Witness 5, but the updates do not do it any good. With many serious flaws, this shoe is great only as a collector's item on a lighted glass-enclosed shelf. If you want a safe game shoe, take your money somewhere else. We recommend the more recent Witness 7 iteration instead.

Pros

  • Side-to-side containment
  • True to size
  • Thin but durable materials
  • Comfortably padded tongue
  • Smooth heel-to-toe transition
  • OK for outdoors
  • Easy on-off
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Dust-prone outsole
  • Lacking impact protection
  • Barely there court feel
  • Break-in needed

Audience verdict

88
Great!
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Who should buy the Nike LeBron Witness 6

The Nike LeBron Witness 6 is for those who want a basketball shoe that they will NOT use in actual basketball games. Given the minimal-feeling upper and the comfort that this Nike shoe delivers, wearing this shoe at work and the gym won't be such a bad idea. 

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Who should NOT but the Nike LeBron Witness 6

If you fit any of the following descriptions, the Witness 6 is surely not for you:

  • prefer not to wipe frequently
  • like responsive basketball shoes 
  • want low-to-the-ground shoe profile and court feel
  • want to feel stable and safe
  • hate breaking in shoes

Yes, if you are a typical basketball player, you are better off getting something else. Aside from the affordable Mamba Rage, the pricier Cosmic Unity is also a good pick.

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A so-so bite is all the Nike LeBron Witness 6 has

Straight out of the box, traction is a bit problematic. After some time it started to bite, but its performance is still not the best. We didn't feel as though the shoe offered a "Just do it!" experience. It's just OK, and it simply could have done more.

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Disappointing cushioning system

Not a fan of Air Max, period. It felt too high off the ground, didn't offer that much impact protection, and it isn't so responsive. Where does its strength lie?

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Good containment

Surprisingly, the lockdown was nice even if the materials were thin. Our feet we laterally contained rather well.

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The LeBron Witness 6 has questionable stability

Stability...well, it is terrible. The base isn't wide, so worries about ankle rolls annoyingly linger. 

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Smooth heel-to-toe transition

The tip of the forefoot is curved enough to make every step smooth. That is something that this Nike shoe got right.

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Heavy, but doesn't feel like it

The Nike LeBron Witness 6 was at 13.12 oz (372 g). It's already above the average (which is around 12.5 oz or 354g), but it doesn't feel that heavy. This is most likely because of the minimal and comfortable materials.