Debuting a new shoe in the Finals? Win and the shoe is forever iconic, lose and they’re instantly doomed.
Such was the risk for Nike and LeBron James, who found themselves both relying on the success of their franchise on the outcome of play in the newly unveiled, but still not for sale, Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10.
Progressive, team oriented and bold, just like the player of its namesake, the Soldier 10 would lift LeBron as he flipped the switch in the Finals this past spring, coming back from a now historic 3-1 deficit. Like all living legends, he showed up in crunch time and kept his word, delivering a triple-double performance in a Game 7 win at Oracle Arena that brought a trophy back to The Land.
Fortune favors the fearless, and because of that King James and the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 are forever immortalized.
You can vote for King James’ Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 in our playoff-themed Flip The Switch Bracket, crowning the Best Nike Basketball Sneaker of the modern era.
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