Looks like our friends (and shoe companies enemies) are at it again. This time, we get a deconstruction of the LeBron 14 from Fastpass.
Really, it doesn’t show us anything horrible; we already knew the basics were staying the same from the LeBron 13 with a refined, slimmed-down upper. The Hex Zoom is still present and the ballistic mesh is still tight, but at least the stiff Posite wings are gone, replaced by a strap. For a LeBron model, fairly basic.
The best thing shown here is the thickness of that Zoom — 14mm across the foot, bottom loaded, but not a ton of Phylon between the foot and the pods (let’s just hope it is softer than the Soldier X).
Although the “Out of Nowhere” colorway dropped in extremely limited colorways, the official release was supposed to have been January 28. Now pushed back to February 10 for unknown reasons, the “Chase Down” colorway (black and white) gets ready to make a wide debut.
While some long for the days of the Max Zoom in the LeBron X (not me — too stiff), the flexibility of the Hex Zoom does help the LeBron shoes to feel a little less Timberland-like. With a lower ankle cut also taking away some of the restrictive feeling, this could be a killer performer.
Let us know below if you plan on grabbing the ‘Chase Down’ on release day. Or, if you already have the ‘Out of Nowhere,’ let us know what to expect. For now, enjoy the insides of the LeBron 14.
Images via fastpass