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Nike LeBron 16 Performance Review

As the news said LeBron  return to Cleveland to his latest decision to leave Cleveland again. Petrie has witnessed LeBron mature not only as a basketball player, but also as a person.At this stage in LeBron’s career, he’s still pushing the design team to uncharted waters as well. In this current political climate, using sneakers to also make a statement is something Petrie and LeBron are exploring and want to do more of.

So what is performance of LeBron this year ? We will look at and checked it closely.

A game-worn pair of the LeBron 15 “Equality” is now sitting in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.Then the  Nike LeBron 16 is ready to be unleashed once again in a familiar color concept that should have sneakerheads and LeBron fans in a frenzy.

For the color way , there is one color of  “Fresh Bred” (the black/red), King, “SFG”, “20-20”, and “I Promise” all play a role in the composition of this audacious colorway, all while emphasizing the notion of LeBron James playing all five positions on the court. it is look amazing and cool, for me , I like the Black much.

For the material : The shoe upper  used Battleknit 2.0 technology, the fabric strength is further durability and lightweight.Jason Petrie and the Nike basketball shoe team know that every model of the LEBRON series requires innovative technology. On the new LeBron 16, the change comes from  upper material  technology.Jason Petrie said that Nike’s upper material technology team are genius.  They are really masters of mathematics, creating a new woven material for LeBron 16, which is not only strong enough to be able to provide LeBron James, it also successfully simplifies all the extra levels that may affect LeBron James’ speed.


The LeBron 16 features Battleknit 2.0 technology, it is an upgraded version of the technology on the LEBRON 15. This weave of material increases the tensile strength (this is a key improvement in absorbing the impact of LeBron James on the field) and it  is quite elegantly matched to LeBron James’ current style.


Another  feature of the LeBron 16 is its height. At LeBron James’s request, Jason Petrie designed the LeBron 16’s shoe to a lower level, which allowed LeBron James to move more freely.

LeBron James said  that the first thing they want is to make the shoes a little lower, because of the LeBronwant to be a little faster, the feet are closer to the floor, and it will be more energetic.Jason Petrie and his team added a new leather tongue to the LeBron 16 that allows the foot to slip into the shoe more smoothly and offers more styling options.

For the traction:

The LEBRON 15’s Max Air has been upgrade to meet needs of LeBron James. LeBron James loves the cushioning system on the last year’s shoes, so this year we are committed to making it better. In addition, we have removed the connection between the forefoot and the air cushion and replaced it. It is a bracket structure that reduces the weight of the shoe and provides extra support.


Nike and Petrie will certainly have a lot of opportunities to do that this NBA season as the league opened up its rules regarding sneaker colorways. Upcoming colorways and makeups of the LeBron 16 between fall and Christmas will center around key touchpoints in LeBron’s life and career.

For the cushioning :

It is a brand new Air bag that we built specifically for LeBron [last year] and he loved it. What we didn’t want to do was necessarily go away from it, because this was a great system for him.For me ,it is really great. the Air bag will be more responsive and we can feel a lot feedback. it is really will be better than the LeBron 15.lebron 16 removed the connection between the forefoot and the air cushion and replaced it.

For the supporting : The supporting is amazing ,it is followed the last model that what I felt .But seems add the leather material to provide more supporting .Also the lion patchwork is amazing too .


Overall, the Lebron 16 was amazing ,it was upgrade compare with the last LEBRON 15.The great cushioning and supporting , also the material .

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Nike KD 11 VS LeBron 16 , What is The Difference Of The Performance ?

The newly-minted NBA champion and Finals MVP was a key contributor in his team’s 4-0 sweep of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. His classic Nike KD4  released in the “Thunderstruck” colorway after Game 3, in which the Durantula put up an all-world 43-13-7 stat line. He was named Finals MVP. And now his new Nike KD 11 is released.When h become the new season ,he will  play with the Nike KD 11 .But along with the Los Angeles Lakers officially unveiling their new Icon jerseys  the Lebron released Lebron 16  with his new team.



So who will be the winner ? and what is the difference performance for thees two type of shoes ? We will checked it today.


Despite King James’ new home in Los Angeles with the Lakers, his 16th signature sneaker will apparently debut in a “Black/University Red” color scheme.  Also there are other colorway will release soon, we will be looking forward it .



For the material :

LeBron 16 maintains some of the key features from the LeBron 15 with a new Battleknit pattern used across the upper and a visible Zoom Air unit that appears to be identical. The new Battleknit pattern was better than the  LeBron 15. Battleknit is used here  and it feels awesome on-foot. We can felt more lightweight and durability ,If you were unimpressed with the stiff upper used on the LeBron 14 and the   cheap but soft materials used on the LeBron 15,  Lebron 16 was you best choice. it is flexibility and durability , also the ventilation is better.One piece uppers can be tricky ,that is the feeling of Lebron 15.

However the KD 11 also used the Flyknit upper , and the performance well.



The KD 11’S  Flyknit upper was constructed with a softer knit and a different collar than the two previous models, design tweaks that were inspired by last summer’s Nike Air Sock Racer-a shoe that Durant expressed his admiration for to Chang. The softer knit  actually really great, also the KD 11  used the suede material with the heat welded  nylon material , that is will be more protect the the feet and upgrade the texture of the shoes.

I know Kevin Durant likes to wear his shoes really loose to the point where they’ve come off of his feet during games several times,so he need more supporting and lockdown .The KD 11 just born for the Durant.


Then there is the rest of the knit build, which is just the way I tend to like my knitted shoes. Also there a part of reinforce material in the toe part.that is  provide the protection but the toe part also have been durability. And the heel part have an KD logo with material of suede.


For me, I am thinking that the Kd 11 will be better, because of the material of KD 11 will be more firm and durability .Also my favorite  part is the toe part of KD11. it is will be more protection and performance is amazing.



For the supporting :

LeBron 16  have a bit lackluster due to the tooling setup. Traditional support features like a torsional midfoot shank and TPU heel counter are all in place and work well. In addition , the  lion face logo that has been largely absent from the superstar’s footwear since being seen on the tongue of the LeBron 8—ironically his first signature as after packing his bags and leaving Cleveland for South Beach back in 2010.

The Lebron 16 also upgrade the heel part  which the midsole and outsole more  wide enough base  the lion face heel collor,it is unlike the  Lebron 15 which  lace enough heel supporting  . Again, if you’re a linear player then you should be fine.





For cushioning :

For the KD 11, It is normal  for the supporting .Torsional support is abundant due to the rubber cupsole while heel support is adequate with the sturdy heel counter.But the Lebron 16 can provide the more supporting with comfortable heel collar .

KD 11 would have been even better had the lacing system been able to really draw your foot into the rear of the sneaker to use that heel counter properly.But the pull tab of the KD 11  will be easy to nice.


Durant wanted a shoe that felt broken-in right out of the box, so head designer Leo Chang concocted a performance silhouette featuring a rubber cup sole that boasts a combination of Nike’s React and Zoom cushioning technologies.The KD 11  just have been nice performance of the cushioning system.the React and Zoom Air combination on the KD 11 was amazing.Once you break the shoe in you’ll find yourself feeling a nice spring to each step.



For the Lebron 16 ,it  used the a visible Zoom Air unit again ,The bounce and feedback felt from the Zoom units is incredible. This isn’t the first time this type of cushion has been utilized in a LeBron model.So the Lebron 16 also followed last model.The perforamcne is nice , especial for the more weight guy.

However the Kd 11 with the React and Zoom Air  together was amazing ,with plenty of impact protection courtesy of the React can felt more the responsive and feedback from the ground when you jup and running . While you can’t feel it with you fingers/hands because of the firm rubber cage (cupsole), the React midsole is very soft,  that is amazing .


If you’re a linear player, like LeBron, then you shouldn’t have many issues with stability and support. However, if you move laterally often then you’ll likely the KD 11,it is flexibility ,you will feel more freely and lightweight  and it’ll hinder your on court performance.


Unlike the one-piece upper of Lebron 15, this pair looks like it will have a more traditional tongue.

For the traction :

The KD 11 used the translucent again , Traction started strong and the grip is nice ,but you maybe play in the inside clean court ,if you paly outside with dusty court, I have to say it is tragedy ,the traction will be worn out asap ,and the grip is not great ,so the shoes will be slip .

For the Lebron 16 ,thw traction will be better than the KD 11.that I guess ….Traction was solid for  Lebron 16. You can feel the triangle pattern bite and grip the court really well from a linear standpoint.But the shoes can play outside whatever kind of field, that is great.






Overall, If you’re a linear player, like LeBron, then you shouldn’t have many issues with stability and support. Then Lebron 16 will be your the best choice,then the KD  11 will be more flexibility and light weight, but the supporting of Lebron 16  will be better.