It’s fair to say that the Cleveland Cavaliers hasnt’t had the successful off-season their leader wanted, LeBron James. With the acquisition of sharpshooter Kyle Korver and the newly acquired Derrick Rose, ‘The Land’ still has a lot on their plate. Not to mention the hostility between their superstar point guard Kyrie Irving, the King from Akron is still committed on bringing another championship to his home state of Ohio.
Still, the best player in the world, LeBron James continues to push the boundaries of Nike Basketball. One of the most successful hoop sneakers in the market today is the LeBron Soldier line. For more than ten years, Nike has consistently constructed a prominent off-season sneaker for the King. Initially a Summer hoop shoe, the Soldier line has developed into a prominent force on the court. Each year, many NBA atheletes have used the Soldier series during the course of the Playoffs as well as the season.
For the past couple years now, LeBron has laced up the Soldier 9 and 10 for his trips to the NBA Finals. Normally, Nike Basketball would have an Elite version of his signature sneaker during the Playoffs. Unfortunately, Nike has discontinued the Elite series for the brand and focused more on the other signature athletes on the brand.
Swoosh looks to bring the Soldier line up to par with its family of athletes. So far, the Soldier series has had much success since the return of the strap in the Zoom Soldier 6 (2013). Designers have tweaked the silhouette of each model each year and improved the performance for the hardwood. From double stack Zoom in the heel to the forefoot responsiveness, the Soldier line looks to go beyond the normal performance expectations of any hooper.
Later this month, Nike Basketball will drop this gorgeous Cleveland Cavalier colorway in a Navy, White, and Gold scheme. Completing the look, a gum-outsole is featured for a clean silhouette. Nike also has dropped the price down to $130.00 USD which was previously $140.00 USD last year.