NIKE Boy's Force 1 (Ps) Basketball Shoes
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Both shoes will last quite a while but if I was a betting man, I’d bet on the 4 for a slight edge in reliability. Of course, it’s not the MOST durable upper you can get today as there are much thicker and better-structured builds for the likes of athletic high-flyers, 7-foot big men, or 260 lbs attackers built like tanks. For those in a hurry: the LeBron Witness 6 from Nike might just look like a further improvement from last year’s model but it’s more than that.
I’ve had plenty of outdoor shoes still biting very well despite their outsoles being visually torn apart. The Air Max cushion setup is honestly a thing of the past and there’s no reason for Nikey to include it besides a clever marketing trick.I also regularly clean out my outsoles almost after every session, and that helps with preserving almost out-of-the-box traction every time I step on the court. For this iteration of the LeBron Witness, we swapped out Zoom Air for visible Max Air cushioning—LeBron's favourite—to help dissipate impact forces and provide a responsive sensation. The last time I saw something like this was on the Nikey Air Zoom BB NXT it wasn’t as intrusive there. The rubber is split and partially cut under the arch to reduce weight and provide greater flexibility. I do expect the thread to get a little thinner by the end of the season but that doesn’t mean traction will completely get messed up.
The lateral portion of the shoe’s Air Max cushion is exposed, causing it to overcompress upon a more akward foot plant and make the shoe roll outwards. Regardless, I still believe this setup could’ve been saved by ensuring it’s optimized and stable, even if it is Air Max.I was still fine though, just don’t expect something you’d find on Kyrie or a Curry model in terms of grip. Max Air cushioning helps to dissipate the hard forces of impact and give you a bouncy, responsive sensation. The Nike LeBron Witness 6 features an upper fully in line with the rest of the performance shoe lineup of the modern era. There are also these nylon bands on each side that run through the laces and go around the midfoot to further pull down on the area for a locked-in feel. So, about 4 months of on and off action with these in the park meant almost no damage to the rubber of the outsoles.
The sixth edition in Nike and LeBron James’ Witness line pairs performance innovations with lifestyle elements, fusing lightweight mesh uppers to a midsole with visible Air Max cushioning. Social media and advertising cookies of third parties are used to offer you social media functionalities and personalized ads.For this version, we've replaced the Zoom Air unit with visible Max Air cushioning, LeBron's favorite, to absorb the power of shocks and deliver optimum responsiveness. The ride definitely felt a little stiff and clunky the first day of playing and things gradually got smoother.