Verdict from 5 experts and 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • The herringbone traction pattern works well on any type of surface according to reviewers.
  • A good number of buyers claim that the Nike LeBron Witness 3 looks so good. Some think that it looks pretty much like Kobe Bryant basketball shoes. They also share that these are among the best-looking LeBrons ever.
  • There are wearers who notice that these LeBron basketball shoes break in really well.
  • The rear tag with a LeBron logo gives the shoe a premium signature look.
  • Several users observe that the court feel is really good
  • The Nike LeBron Witness 3 looks and feels better on hand, say the majority of shoppers.
  • Most testers mention that the textile upper is super comfortable. They say it is as cozy as Nike 3rd signature shoe for Paul George.
  • A large number of Witness 3 owners leave comments that the shoe is pretty light.
  • A few testers are surprised when they used the shoe for outdoor hooping and it did not show any signs of wear.
  • At least three users attest that the ankle collar has a lot of padding, providing them a good amount of comfort.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer notices that the colored outsole of the Nike LeBron Witness 3 is more slippery than the regular one.
  • According to a couple of testers, the lateral support that these LeBron James basketball shoes provide is not good. They say that they tend to slip a lot.

Bottom line

For only $90, it is surprising to see how versatile the Nike LeBron Witness 3 is on court. It has received praises for being durable enough for outdoor use. Its outsole does not attract a lot of dust. Among all Witness models, the Witness 3 gets the most votes when it comes to aesthetic appeal. The only issue most wearers raise is the fit. They claim that the shoe model fits only those with narrow and normal-sized feet.

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Good to know

The third model in the LeBron Witness series sports an aesthetic that is almost identical with that of its predecessors. Instead of the hexagonal diamond traction pattern, the Witness 3 comes with a straight out herringbone traction pattern as a significant change. Added to that, the previous forefoot Zoom pods are replaced with a full-length Air unit for responsiveness. The upper is made of molded micro-mesh which some call textile or knit. The cushioning setup is great but it is nowhere half of what the 16th LeBron James Nike basketball shoes.

Cushion. The responsiveness of the Nike LeBron Witness 3 comes from the Phylon midsole with an encapsulated full-length Air unit. This lightweight cushioning setup delivers great court feel and impact protection.

Traction. The solid outsole rubber of the Nike LeBron Witness 3 comes with a tried-and-true full-length herringbone traction with a story to tell. The distinct grooves in the outsole is a landmark in Ohio where LeBron James used to reside. The thick grooves are designed for the shoe to withstand outdoor courts and resist dust.

Length and Width. The Nike LeBron Witness 3 is reported to run narrow. Wearers with normal feet can achieve a comfortable fit by making adjustments to the shoe laces.

Lockdown. To keep the foot in place, the LeBron Witness 3 utilizes a traditional lacing system. For a comfortable ankle hug, the inner walls of the shoe have foams.

The upper of the Nike LeBron Witness 3 is built with molded micro-mesh in a hexagonal pattern. The textile upper delivers breathability, breathability, and comfort all day long. The eyelets are coated with thermo polyurethane to keep it durable.

The Nike LeBron Witness 3 comes in a low-top silhouette, and it prominently features the Nike Swoosh logos on the sides. The heel comes with a tab similar to that of the LeBron 15. To showcase the technology used in the midsole, the outsole has a carved out window and an “AIR” callout. ‘LLTK,’ which means Long Live The King, is imprinted onto the midsole. LeBron James’s famous lion logo is seen on the tongue.

The Nike LeBron Witness 3 sees two basic colorways upon its recent release–Black/University Red and the Black/White. Unlike the previous Witness models, the Witness 3 has a special colorway that pays tribute to the legendary player’s roots.

Nike LeBron Witness 3 “I Promise”

LeBron James currently resides in Los Angeles but his love for his hometown Akron, OH never fades. The Akron Public Schools and LeBron James Family Foundation teamed up to create a new school for students who need it most. The school opened its doors in September 2018 and is expected to accommodate 1st to 8th graders by 2022.

LeBron James dedicates the “I Promise” colorway to the school by implementing their official colors into the shoe. The LeBron Witness 3 is a black basketball shoe that comes with a cool grey chrome Swoosh logo and a camouflage mix of volt, red, and blue in the outsole.


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