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$100

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Zoom Technology in the midsole may have worked as intended because many users agree that the shoe is responsive and comfortable.
  • A huge number of buyers get a second pair of the shoe model because of the support, fit, and comfort that it offers.
  • A large number of wearers agree that the overall design and numerous colorways of the Nike Lebron Zoom Witness are stylish both on and off the court.
  • The rubber outsole grips well on the court, say a good number of reviewers.
  • Most users are happy that the shoe does not need some break-in time. They can be used straight out of the box with no issues.
  • Athletes with wider feet appreciate that Nike created a LeBron model that fits them well.
  • The Achilles pad is loved by many buyers because it provides additional comfort and support to the ankle.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe model can perform well on outdoor courts, but some reviewers claim that the pliable outsole easily wears out.
  • People with narrow to normal feet say there is plenty of dead space in the toe area when they go true to size.
  • The outsole needs to be wiped frequently, several wearers say. Others worry that it can cause ankle injuries due to slipping because it collects a lot of dust.
  • Some users mention that the mesh upper starts to rip after just a few games.

Bottom line

At only $100, and given its minimal cushioning setup, who would think that the Nike LeBron Witness will be a great performance shoe?

The materials that this shoe is made may be light, but they certainly do not sacrifice the support that the shoe can offer. It is also the kind of shoe that can accommodate any playing style. Grab this good-looking shoe now and discover its superb on-court attributes.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 49 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
22%
3 star
4%
2 star
4%
1 star
2%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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66 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 67 / 100 by The Sole Brothers • Don Fontaine and Sammy Lee • Level 5 expert

    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 by Wear Testers • Jarron Ramos • Level 4 expert

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

  • 62 / 100 by Basketball Diagnostics • Daumantas Rimkus • Level 5 expert

    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 by LiveforBball • Julius Kralikas • Level 5 expert

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

  • 74 / 100 by Wear Testers • Jarron Ramos • Level 4 expert

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

  • 53 / 100 by Honeydewforme • Jay Tan • Level 3 expert

    I feel like this shoe was not very good, in my opinion.

  • 75 / 100 by AminoApps • Eugene Wong • Level 2 expert

    Unfortunately, my knees were also sore after hooping in them, so they are too stiff for me, but if you're a young guard, this might be the shoe for you!

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Profile of Nike LeBron Zoom Witness

The Nike LeBron Zoom Witness was released on October 2016 as a signature budget 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.

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.