The Nike Zoom Lebron III are the third edition in the Lebron James signature shoe line produced by Nike. The Zoom Lebron 3 combines again great design for style as well as for performance.
With Nike having paid $90 Million for LeBron, keeping him injury free was a top priority. Many of you may remember that Grant Hill got a $80 Million deal from Fila, but due to his reoccuring injuries, that endoresment was a major loss for the brand. The Zoom Lebron 2 was designed to protect Nike’s biggest asset on the court, but the Zoom Lebron 3 does an even better job.
For starters, the Zoom Lebron 3 has better grip on the hardwood than prior models. This helped Lebron make more point guard like cuts on the floor without risking losing his grip. The Zoom Lebron 3 again featured a sturdy support shell at the back of the shoe. This, along with a reinforcing TPU clip, prevents a serious injury from an ankle rollover. In the middle of the sole, the Lebron 3 has a carbon fibre shank plate which provides additional lateral support.
The Zoom Lebron III really shows off the Zoom part of its name with the cushioning of large volume full length Zoom Air units. This, along with a Nike Sphere lined inside gives the Lebron III somewhat of luxury feel when it comes to basketball shoes. The shoe also has support straps that go around the upper and connect to the lace loops giving the shoe almost an inside-out appearance. This design looks very similar to the Jordan XI; however, in the case of the Zoom Lebron III, the straps are not stitched to the shoe thus giving the shoe much more flexibility.
The Zoom Lebron 3 was a major hit before it was even released. The first sample pics of the Zoom Lebron 3 spread around then net in May, 2005 and the initial reaction by most was very positive. The Zoom Lebron 3 has been produced in many colorways as general releases, regional releases, quickstrikes, and overseas exclusives. The Lebron 3 was also made in a “Birthday” colorway for Lebron’s 21st birthday. Many player exclusive colorways also exist of the Zoom Lebron 3.