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

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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.

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

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


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

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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.


We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A lot of wearers notice that the LeBron Soldier 10 feels very supportive.
  • The shoe’s high-cut design provides great ankle support, many observe
  • Most users assert that the shoes are very comfortable and feel great when moving around the court.
  • Several buyers just love the shoe’s laceless design. They find it unique and stylish.
  • The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 is perfect for bigger and more explosive players, a good number of reviewers observe.
  • Almost all testers are pleased with the shoe’s upper. They’re saying that the materials feel very soft and do not require any break-in time.
  • Some purchasers comment that the shoe has traction that grips the floor well.
  • The Nike LeBron Soldier 10 is surprisingly light and is well ventilated, a number of wearers remark.
  • A good number of users are satisfied with the shoe’s overall performance.
  • The shoe runs true to size and fits perfectly, a few buyers note.

6 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 is very difficult to put on, a good number of wearers complain. The shoe’s opening is just too small for people with wide feet.
  • Several buyers are complaining that the shoe’s color bleeds onto the outsole, causing discoloration and ruining its look.
  • Nearly all testers are disappointed with the shoe’s cushioning. The Phylon midsole feels very stiff, and they cannot feel the Zoom units.
  • Some criticize that the LeBron Soldier 10 is poorly made. They’re claiming that the shoes easily rips and falls apart after just a few games.
  • The shoe has disappointing traction according to most reviewers.
  • A few users are saying that the shoes take a while to break in.

Bottom line

Depending on your position or play style, you’ll either enjoy playing in the Nike LeBron Soldier 10 or really hate it. Shifty guards who perform a lot of crossovers and quick changes in direction may find the shoe restrictive and the traction lackluster. However, bigger guys who like to explode to the basket will love how supportive the shoes feel and appreciate its tried-and-tested cushioning setup.

LeBron James completed an epic comeback in the 2016 NBA Finals wearing the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10. That’s reason enough for Cavs and LeBron fans to cop a pair of these championship sneakers.



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Expert Reviews

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79 / 100 based on 15 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 by Nightwing2303 • Chris Chase • Level 5 expert

    The most surprising feature was the support since the shoe has no laces to speak of.

  • 76 / 100 by The Sole Brothers • The Sole Brothers • Level 4 expert

    For certain people I would recommend it.

  • 89 / 100 by Basketball Diagnostics • Daumantas Rimkus • Level 5 expert

    The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 is truly a big guy shoe – it’s like real man’s deal.

  • 81 / 100 by WearTesters • Chris Chase • Level 5 expert

    The most surprising feature was the support since the shoe has no laces to speak of.

  • 60 / 100 by LiveforBball • Julius Kralikas • Level 5 expert

    Honestly, stay away from these, unless you want to have all LeBron’s shoes or something.

  • 60 / 100 by Schwollo • Schwollo • Level 5 expert

    Not a good shoe overall.

  • 86 / 100 by Wear Testers • Bryan Hinkle • Level 4 expert

    As criticized as the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier X is, overall, it isn’t a bad shoe — pretty good, actually, to this reviewer.

  • 98 / 100 by AnotherPair • Nate Levell Greer • Level 3 expert

    I love it!

  • 89 / 100 by Sole Collector • Zac Dubasik • Level 3 expert

    Even with less-than-stellar traction, it would be an easy recommendation were it not for durability issues.

  • 86 / 100 by Zak Kerr • Zak Kerr • Level 3 expert

    It's not a bad shoe by any means.

  • 84 / 100 by KickGenius • Jay Jones • Level 3 expert

    The LeBron Zoom Soldier 10 gets the job done.

  • 80 / 100 by Luvmykicks1 • Luvmykicks1 • Level 3 expert

    It's definitely not a shoe for me.

  • 85 / 100 by Honeydewforme • Honeydewforme • Level 2 expert

    I actually really, really dig these LeBron Soldier 10s.

  • 65 / 100 by Hoop And Life • Raymond Lam and Nelson Chan • Level 2 expert

    I wouldn't recommend buying this shoe for full retail.

  • 65 / 100 by Wheat City Sole • Richard • Level 2 expert

    If you're looking for a comfortable shoe with really strong cushioning and solid traction you might wanna give this a look.

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Profile of Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10

Take command and showcase your explosiveness on the court with the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10. Made for battle, the shoes feature a unique three-strap lockdown system that provides powerful support to keep you zoned in on your game. It also has the responsive Zoom Air cushioning that helps with explosive plays on the court.


Cushion. The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 features a Phylon foam midsole with forefoot and heel Zoom Air units that provide responsive cushioning and maximum comfort.

The Phylon midsole delivers a stable ride while the Zoom Air units cushion hard landings when jumping for a rebound and allow for explosive plays on the open court.

Traction. The outsole features a multidirectional traction pattern that’s designed to shift naturally with your foot, providing instinctive responses that help with powerful transitions from the backcourt to the frontcourt.


Length and Width. The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 runs true to size but has a very narrow opening. Wide-footers are advised to try it on in-store first.

Lockdown. To keep you focused on your game, the LeBron Soldier 10 features a unique no-lace three-strap system that delivers full lockdown from heel to forefoot.

The three-strap lockdown system securely locks the foot down and allows a customizable fit. The midfoot and forefoot straps offer strength and support while the lightweight ankle strap stretches to give a comfortable and adjustable fit without limiting ankle mobility.

The shoe also includes a compression inner-sleeve that’s designed to provide snug-fitting support all game long.


The Nike LeBron Soldier 10 has a tri-layer textile and foam upper that offers lightweight and breathable comfort to keep you fast and fresh as you attack the basket.

The three-layer upper incorporates a stretch lining with perforated textile and foam to allow your foot to flex naturally. In high-wear areas, the materials are reinforced to enhance durability.


Celebrating ten years of dominance, the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 pays homage to past Soldier models with detailed throwbacks in a fresh silhouette. Modern design elements merge with new technology to create a basketball sneaker that’s fit for a king.

The Soldier 10’s distinct laceless high-top silhouette features logo icons and other design elements from previous Soldier shoes. Words and phrases that have constantly been seen on past models are incorporated along the outsole.