King James, as you know, has finally brought a Championship back to Cleveland. It’s already been several months since the season ended but it doesn’t mean that basketball stops. It seems that Nike is trying to branch out with one of its core athletes. By that I mean creating alternate shoe models, possibly budget-friendly ones, the way Jordan Brand has done in the past years with models such as the Team Jordan 1, 2, SuperFly line, etc. It was only a matter of time till we get to witness the shoes ourselves. Ladies and gents, the Nike Zoom Witness.
While there are no official tech specs yet, visually we can tell that this shoe is using a Zoom Air pod cushion set up side by side, just like the Lebron XIII, but only in the forefoot. The heel is probably just Phylon. The outsole seems to use an aggressive diamond-like grid pattern (similar to what’s used on the Nike Lebron Ambassador 8) shaped in a hex format with possible usage of XDR rubber. The midfoot and the overall shoe seems to use a mesh overlay with some foam beneath it for better breathability along with some cushioning pads along the ankle/Achilles areas.
We’ve also seen something similar from the Ambassador 8 but instead of an injected Phylon wing, the Nike Zoom Witness seems to utilize a Featherposite material as reinforcement that wraps along the heel and extends almost all the way to the top lace loop. We’re unsure on the functionality or design but we’re intrigued. It’s also safe to say that there will be a multitude of colorways released — some might even nod to the signature line.
The rumored release date for the Nike Zoom Witness is mid-October and priced at $120 (seems like an overseas release). However, this information can be subject to change. Keep it locked here while we continue to get you the latest info on WearTesters.com. Let us know what you think in the comment section.