The Lebron Soldier V uses both old and new technology in the construction of one of the best Nike shoes for basketball that is currently on the market. First, the old. The fifth edition of the Soldier continues to use the same midsole and outsole technology. The combination of the Zoom Air and Max Air have been taken from the Soldier IV to provide the ultimate in cushioning. Second, the new. The upper expands on the uppers used in the past by using more Flywire. This year the Flywire wraps around the forefoot and is stretched almost all the way to the ankle. Although this is one of the differences in the upper of the Soldier V, it is not the biggest difference. The biggest difference is the midfoot strap design that has been a staple of this shoe. This year the strap is used both the lateral and medial sides and is actually attached at the midfoot of the upper. In the past editions of the Lebron Soldier, only a lateral strap has been used. This new strap system ensures maximum stability.
There are some very popular colorways of this year’s Soldier edition to be had. Cool grey, Pinkfire, Black,and sport red have already dropped. In addition, a new colorway has been rolled out on the this new Soldier. Nike shows us a new color they call Iguana. The new colorway is Iguana/black/white/max orange to be exact. Very close to military green, this colorway is perfect for a shoe who’s namesake is “Soldier.”
The Lebron Soldier has been a very strong secondary signature sneaker line for Nike now for the last four years. With a price point of $110, this signature shoe provides a very affordable high quality, high performance pair of basketball shoes. The Nike Soldier series looks like it’s run will not end anytime soon. With a new look and more colorways, the Soldier looks like it will continue to march on. That is fine by me, this is one great shoe for the court.