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Pros: Durable textile/lasting durability, lockdown adjustability, best range in strap system support, firm midsole, & true multi-surface traction response

Cons: Insole break-in period, strap pressure point fit/comfort trial & error period, & immediate pronate traction wear due to outsole pattern prone to wear

*1-Month Review Conclusion Coming Soon 8.16.16

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier IX (9)

Black/Metallic Silver

Style: 749417-001

UPC: 888409760059

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Brannock Device Measurements

Length: 9

Arch length: 10.5

Width: C - D


Meaning, I fit sizes 9-10.5 with slightly narrow to regular width shoes. I commonly wear Nike sizes 9-10 depending on the shoe construction and sock type (never a 10.5). Nike considers "B" as being narrow, "D" as regular, and "2E" as wide. I measure"C - D".


Over-pronate outsole wear pattern:

- Flat foot arch and flexible foot

- Inward rolling of feet

- Early traction wearing of inside heel/forefoot area


Size runs variation:

- Size 9 in SFB Nike Field 8" Boots

- Size 9.5 in KD9 "Mic Drop"

- Size 10 in Nike Zoom Lebron Soldier X "Unlimited"


Indoor basketball shoes in rotation:

- LeBron XIII (13) "Elite" Black/Metallic Silver

- Kyrie 2 "Triple Black"

- Kobe X (10) "Elite Rose Gold"

- Under Armour Curry 2.5 "Triple Black"


Indoor & Outdoor basketball shoes in rotation:

- Zoom KD9 "Mic Drop"

- Zoom LeBron Soldier IX (9) "Blackout"

- Under Armour Curry 2 Black/Graphite


Sock variation in rotation:

- Nike Elite Digital Ink (Thin)

- Nike Elite Hyper Elite Low/Crew (Thin/Thick)

- Stance Regular (Thick/Thin)

- Stance Heavy (Thick)





This provides an idea of my very active on-court tendencies and how I perform in my choice of shoes to suit my style of play.


Top 3 Positions Top 3 Offensive Tendencies Top 3 Defensive Tendencies Top 3 On Court Actions
1. SF 1. Rebound 1. Guard/Zone 1. Vert/Leap
2. SG 2. Score 2. Rebound 2. Lat/Quick
3. PF 3. Pass 3. Steal 3. Shot/Cut




Variable Detail
Outdoor Green finish course (painted)
Surface code D
Surface speed Category 4 (medium-fast) to 5 (fast)
Type Asphalt
Material Bitumen-bound aggregate


1. Filler Course

2. Texture Course

3. Finish Course

4. Line


1-Month on Court Review 7/11/16 – 8/11/16


Variable Detail
Average game temperature 74
Hours played 25
Games played 49
Common point system 15 point games

Common team selection

Game record W-L 24-25
Average game intensity Medium
Common sock type Nike Hyper Elite (thin/thick)
Lace tension Light/medium
Forefoot strap tension Light/Medium 3/4 strap pull
Ankle strap tension Light/medium 3/4 strap pull






Comprised mainly of lightweight breathable mesh that has semi-gloss Fuse reinforcement in critical high-wear areas, the one piece upper provides sturdy support to join the phylon midsole for withstanding explosiveness and is also balanced with flexibility for comfort in medium to intense game play.


The Velcro strap system secures below and above the single loop and single eyelet lacing section to fasten the forefoot, ankle, and heel area.


Innovative Flywire technology integrates with a supportive strap system for superior lockdown and stability. The 3-point forefoot strap system conjoins the 6 Flywire cables to give a wide range lockdown fit with adjustability for comfort. This system bonds the foot and shoe for containment of vertical leaping and quick lateral movements when slashing and driving.


Nylon supportive hook-and-loop strap fastens the padded ankle collar for excellent lockdown, adjustability, and easy on/off. The ankle strap loops through the heel counter system and grapples the heel for an almost unnoticeable yet solid lock.


Traditional Nike Zoom Air units in the forefoot and heel delivers responsive, low-profile cushioning that can be felt by the comfort of impact.


Durable (HAGR) outsole provides true multi-surface traction against indoor dust and outdoor abrasion. The hexagonal traction pattern supports multi-directional change of direction and the outsole rounds about the forefoot and extends up to an inch high to protect foot drag on harsh outdoor court conditions.



*1-Month Review Conclusion Coming Soon 8.16.16


"LIGHTWEIGHT LOCKDOWN The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 9 Men's Basketball Shoe is made with an innovative strap system and low-profile, responsive cushioning for customized lockdown and dynamic impact protection. Hexagonal traction elements offer superb change of direction and durable traction. Benefits: - Innovative straps secure your foot from every angle - Nike Zoom cushioning for low-profile responisveness - Hexagonal outsole pattern for multidirectional traction - Side walls wrap higher to contain your foot - Flywire cables connect to the strap to enhance lockdown and lateral support - Phylon midsole provides lightweight cushioning and stability" Nike

Release Year
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
749417 00188840976005914
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