The compressed 2011-12 NBA regular season resulted in higher rates of injuries and otherwise lost games. ‘The pop’ is something all explosive ballers fear, and we’ve seen the ankle shapes on basketball sneakers change in recent years to accommodate various tastes and styles of play. The name of the game here is stability, but not at the sake of performance or good looks, and that’s a combination the LeBron Solider series has offered for half a decade. The Nike Zoom Solider 6 is built to protect you from the kind of inside-out game that makes LeBron a three-time MVP, but without sacrificing the kind of aesthetic value that makes Ektio and other specialty brands so forgettable. Check out the Zoom Soldier VI below in its ‘bred’ getup and then have a look at the sample pair available from skit_japan on eBay.