August 22, 2008 BY Thomas Won
He is a basketball player who can do it all. He is unstoppable both on the court and off, he is the king Both comfortable and flexible, beautiful and stylish, the Zoom LeBron VI not only represents LeBron James, but lets LeBron stay in control. The Zoom LeBron VI, the newest of the signature line, is the most versatile shoe for the most versatile athlete—LeBron James.
Working closely with LeBron, Footwear Design Director Ken Link created a shoe that represents the essence of LeBron James: team, toughness, passion, and vision. It’s all about durability, strength, and comfort on and off the court. A quick and powerful player, LeBron provides a little something for everyone. At 6-foot-8, LeBron can play all five positions. His love of basketball transcends the game; it’s about the basketball life and style. The Zoom LeBron VI, the latest in the signature series, designed specifically for the performance needs of LeBron James but transcends beyond the court.
Basketball players need footwear that is not only cushioned but also durable—it needs to last the length of the season. Players such as LeBron need footwear that is both comfortable and flexible, a shoe that lets them stay in control. The Zoom LeBron VI not only has a full-length Nike Zoom unit in the midsole for the ultimate responsive ride, but also has Nike Zoom double-stacked in the heel. The cushioning system helps the forefoot for transition when jumping. Deep sipes in the shoe allow for natural motion, which means the shoe works with the athlete’s movement, rather than against it.
The Zoom LeBron VI gives the wearer confidence while playing on and off the court. The shoe’s collar has been engineered with a wider opening so that it’s easier to slip on and wear while maintaining a full-length fit feel. On the collar, graffiti art highlights LeBron’s mantras—passion, family, winning, fearless, and vision.
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Zoom LeBron VI
Quickness meets power. This is the most versatile shoe for the most versatile athlete—LeBron James.
• Lightweight natural motion outsole
• Full-length Nike Zoom
• Double-stacked Nike Zoom in the heel
• Dual-density basketball transition midsole
• Lateral stability rand
• Breathable tongue
• Inner sleeve with a traditional lacing system
• Phylon midsole design that minimizes weight while maximizing cushioning
• Carbon-fiber cup in the heel for stability
• Siping on the inside of the midsole