Shoe test | LeBron sends 19 heavy

The launch of the iconic LeBron James shoe has always been an event. Even if production and supply problems related to the Covid-19 pandemic disrupt the commercialization of this model, Basket USA cannot miss this pair that will remain unique to King’s career.

It’s already with this LeBron 19 That King had the difficult task of playing his own role in “Space Jam: New Era” and thus succeeded Michael Jordan by showing all his acting talents.

Besides the many colors already on sale since last summer, the “Space Jam” aspect is clearly visible in the pair’s design, which is a bit fanciful at the end of the collar, with lots of air bubbles, with a big bubble at the back of the shoe, one in the middle of the tongue, And of course at the sole level to ensure the overall quality cushioning and comfort.

Another element that stands out in the LeBron 19 and clearly contrasts with the trend towards increasingly lightweight models, is its weight. Ideal for maintenance, less ideal for explosion-proof.

general comfort

Even if it’s a general rule, it might apply a bit more to LeBron 19: you have to take the time to “make” the pair. Insoles can be awkward at first. Once well-equipped and equipped, the comfort is of course there, with the impression of being “grown up” and resting there.

Flywire cables help maintain the entire foot and the air bubbles in the sole obviously have an effect. On the other hand, “side” bubbles are just a tool.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

padded

This is the feature of this model that is supposed to respond to the influences of molds like that of LeBron James. The pack is placed on the sole, with a layer of cochonine resting on large air bubbles. The heel features a dual Air Max unit, while the forefoot makes full use of the Zoom Air unit. Enough to offer more pleasant cushioning.

Whether in the heel or the front of the foot, the energy return is absolutely exceptional.

Rating: 9/10

popularity

The outsole coating provides good grip on the ground and responds to core support. However, large air bubbles give that feeling of height which can limit the quality of the side struts.

The assembly also remains somewhat rigid and heavy. The LeBron 19 is clearly not aimed at small constructions, and this is undoubtedly its main drawback as it limits its purpose.

Rating: 8/10

Support and stability

Another strong point, that it will feel very cramped at first. The support is fixed and secured over the entire foot, under the rigid upper and thus with Flywire cables and also the side reinforcements made of light plastic, which reinforce the “reassuring” aspect of this model when attached.

It also offers very good stability, with an even sole on both sides, so that the overall comfort is truly perfect.

Rating: 9/10

The finishing touch and a lifetime

Two-layer top with a sheer panel that covers a mesh cover. Fairly original finish on the collar level which rises somewhat in a point shape. The king’s crest, signature, lion, and several commas are the finishing touches added to the end. The mesh tongue is accompanied by different messages according to themes and colors.

As for the shelf life, there is no doubt about the quality and hardness of the penis. In terms of the sole and the resistance of air bubbles over time, it’s hard to be sure. We can count on Nike to make the most of this point, even if it all also depends on the surface and the use of each one.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

judgment

LeBron 19 couldn’t have dreamed of a better starting point than a Hollywood super production with LeBron James as the lead actor. On this point, we finally get the impression that neither the movie nor the pair really found their audience.

Of course, the context associated with the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on its spread around the world. However, at King’s feet, in the NBA or even in Europe, we saw little LeBron 19 on the field.

However, the distinctive 19th LeBron James shoe deserves a better fate, as it has many advantages even if it is not suitable for all sizes, with a standard weight and direction that depends more on stability and verticality. Despite everything, the LeBron 19 is still a safe bet in its class.

NB : 17.2 / 20

Shoe weight (size 45) : 556 grams
price : €190 on Basket4Ballers

grading scale

  • Less than 10/20: Not recommended
  • Between 10 and 15: flaws that can stop some, but they are qualities that fascinate others
  • Over 15: A certified and recommended pair!

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