Nike LeBron 14 Performance Review

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After a long waiting, I am sure you are all thrilled to see this LeBron 14. Releasing on February 10th, 2017, with a price of  $175 , the LeBron 14 has got many praises in many aspects.

However, the LeBron 14 once got much criticism about its appearance, and the shoe type which resembled to the K D 9 was not recognized, either. When I first saw the picture of LeBron 14, I thought it was a pair of high-end team shoes. But after a period of time,  you will be obsessed with it.

Then why not have a look together?

 

The shoe box is in black and white and gray, but it is a bit too big. The material of the shoe box is very special and in the sides of it, there are some signatures which shows the honorable identity of the sneaker.

 

The LeBron 14 is like a sleeping lion who lays in the shoe box quietly, waiting for its owner to wake it up.

The colorway of LeBron 14 is mainly black and white. The black mesh upper and the blue crystal sole can surely feast your eyes.

 

If you think that the LBJ element in the shoes is too little, then you are wrong. Once you observe the sneaker carefully, you’ll find that there are many LBJ totems in the shoes. For example, there appears   “L J” in the shoe tongue and “23” in the insole, and we can see LeBron James’ signature in the velcro. What’s more, at the back of the hang buckles of LeBron 14 , there are two lion heads, and the one front is the signature and the other is the crown LOGO. And it writes “Just a kid from Akron” in the inner boot  ,which shows LeBron James’ love for his hometown.

 

The upper material of LeBron 14 is similar with the ones of LeBron 13 Low and Soldier 10. The upper is thin and flexible. And the wrapping and breathability are guaranteed. What’s more, the hot melt  material is used to increase the upper strength and meanwhile, decrease the pressure on feet. And the    T P U below the velcro is beautiful and practical.

 

The LeBron 14 also uses Hex Zoom air cushion. Then it is time to take a look at the actual performance.

 

What impresses me most is that the sneaker is hard to put on. So there are special designs in the shoes which helps you put them on easier.

 

The shoelace is thick and round,and if not tightly tied, it will be loose easily.

 

Wrapping

The wrapping is worse than expected. Though it is hard to put them on , it mainly relies on the shoelaces and the velcro to increase wrapping. Because of the T P U in the heel, the shoes can perform well in actual performance. And it is also very comfortable to wear shoes.

 

Protection

The TPU in the heel and side can not only provide supporting and protection, but also improve the

flexibility of the shoes. As for the anti-valgus aspect of sneakers, it can be satisfying because of the big air cushion and soft midsole.

 

Grip

No matter in what kind of ground, the grip of the sneaker will not disappoint you. Though I was skeptical about its grip at first, it was after a period of time that I found its actual performance was pretty good. Even in the wood board ground and rubber ground, the shoes can surely meet your needs.

 

Cushioning

I am sure the cushioning is quite satisfying because of the increased Zoom air cushion. And the big Zoom in the heel can protect feet from injuries. I can say the LeBron 14 has the best setting in the cushioning .

 

Compared with other regular versions of LBJ series, the LeBron 14 has reached a new height in many aspects. The moderate wrapping and protection make the shoes flexible. Even in daily life, it  is also a good choice to wear the sneaker.

 

Overall

As a pair of sneaker, though the LeBron 14 is not so satisfying in some aspects, it is excellent overall. I think the sneaker ,pricing $175, is worth your buying. Surely, it won’t make you disappointed.

 

 

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