Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $100
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66 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 67 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    I didn't have a lot of expectations with this shoe and this shoe didn't meet my expectations, either... So it was pretty bad.

  • 74 / 100 | WearTesters

    My legs and feet felt no strain after any duration of play, but there was enough here to distract me during use

  • 62 / 100 | BasketballDiagnostics

    Usually, I‘d say this is another solid bang for your buck performance shoe from Nike, but this time I can’t say that.

  • 60 / 100 | LiveforBball

    Comfortable, horrible cushion, solid traction, weak support and a very light upper.

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Profile of the Nike LeBron Zoom Witness

The Nike LeBron Zoom Witness was released on October 2016 as a budget performance model. It has an extra internal pad, which has a unique design and provides more support to the ankle. The midsole has the combination of Zoom technology and Phylon, delivering responsiveness to the shoe. The outsole has a hexagonal diamond traction pattern to achieve a good court grip.

Wearers can expect these affordable Nike kicks to get the job done, though it is still not as great as the famous LeBron 16. The Zoom Witness is for casual hooping, whereas the 16th LBJ is a tank for rigorous playing.

Performance

Cushion. The responsiveness of the Zoom Witness comes from the Zoom Technology embedded in the midsole, which is made mostly of Phylon. The two Zoom pads provide significant energy returns upon landing. The technology is going to be useful for guard players who use the forefoot more often. The heel part of the outsole is also rounded to provide a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

Traction. The Nike LeBron Zoom Witness has a hexagonal diamond traction pattern. It has a great grip on both indoor and outdoor courts. But because the rubber is thick and pliable, the shoe model is considered a decent outdoor option.

Fit

Length and Width. The other LeBron releases come in standard widths and lengths. The Zoom Witness, however, is designed for people with wider feet. There is more than enough space in the toe box for the toes to flex.

Buyers with narrow to normal feet are advised to go down half a size. To make sure the shoe fits them well, another option would be to have the try it on in local stores nearby.

Lockdown. The Nike LeBron Zoom Witness uses a traditional lace-up system with oval shoelaces. The shoelaces and the tongue can be tightened to achieve the desired fit. To provide additional support and lockdown to the foot, Nike placed a half-length inner sleeve and an Achilles heel pad inside the shoe.

Material

The upper of the LeBron Zoom Witness is composed of mesh, and it ha a rear panel with Phylon. To add durability to the mesh, there is a light fuse underlay beneath it. This setup also helps maintain air flow to the foot.

The white Phylon overlay serves as an external support to the heel counter. It extends from the medial to the lateral side of the shoe to keep the foot in place.

Style

The Nike LeBron Zoom Witness is a mid-top shoe that comes in different colorways. The prestigious Nike Swoosh is located on the forefoot and lateral side of the shoe. To show that this shoe is part of the LeBron signature series, his logos are displayed on the tongue, outsole, and insole. There is a sturdy and dainty pull tab that is connected to the Achilles pad and heel counter. It aids the user in getting in and out of the shoe. To showcase the technology used in the midsole, there is a NIKE ZOOM callout printed on the lower lateral side of the shoe.

Special Colorways of the Nike LeBron Zoom Witness

Even though it’s just a budget model, the Nike LeBron Zoom Witness is still released in a number of colorways:

  • Black/White/Black-Red
  • Grey/White/Blue-Orange
  • White/Black/Wolf Grey-Metallic Gold
  • White/Black/Wolf Grey-Orange

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