Verdict from 10 experts and 29 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Highly rated: Many users give this shoe five-star ratings.
  • High friction: Many experts say that the tenth LeBron has great traction.
  • True to size: According to most reviewers, these Nike basketball shoes fit as expected.
  • Attractive: Experts and ordinary users just love how this basketball shoe looks.
  • Responsive: Almost all reviewers love how the cushioning system works.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Unstable: A few users complain about shakiness, especially in the heel area.
  • Heavy: An expert reviewer laments that these basketball shoes fell a little weighted down.

Bottom line

The tenth LeBron shoes continually get attention because they get the job done on the court. They’re equipped with full-length Zoom Air units, so they are responsive and protective upon impact. Besides being a good on-court performer, these Nike basketball shoes also shine in the fashion department.

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Nike LeBron X: As precious as diamond

The tenth Lebron James basketball shoes made quite a stir when it was released in 2012. Equipped with groundbreaking technologies, it satisfactorily delivers the following:

Maximum cushioning. A full length Zoom Air unit makes sure of a soft and uniformly responsive feel underfoot.

Seamless fit. A more streamlined fit is ensured by Flywire and the upper’s Hyperfuse construction.

Nike LeBron X Aesthetics

The 10th LeBron generally has the streamlined look of many Nike basketball shoes. It is set apart from the rest by the upper’s diamond-inspired detailing, which references the tenth anniversary of the Nike-LeBron James partnership. There are also embossed diamond shapes on the tongue. 

Special Colorways of the  LeBron X

LeBron James’s shoes have always referenced important elements or milestones in the star player’s life and career. Here are some of the most notable colorways of the LeBron 10:

USA Gold Medal, which is the same black-and-white iteration that LeBron wore during the 2012 Olympics. The Swoosh logo is bathed in gold (it was previously red) upon the colorway’s re-release after the Olympic win. 

Floridians, which pays tribute to the Miami Heat.

Crown Jewel, which pays tribute to LeBron’s first NBA championship at the end of the 2011-2012 season.


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