The team at FastPass has sawed the Nike LeBron 14 Low ‘Dark Stucco’ in half to find out if we’re getting everything Nike says we are.
It is reassuring that FastPass found the LeBron 14 Low to have the same tooling and cushioning as the LeBron 14 Mid. What changes with the low build is the upper, and there is a good look at all the layers in this deconstruction.
The upper is constructed of three layers — a stretchy lining, a perforated foam, and a thin mesh — that should be breathable and supportive. There is a full inner sleeve for a snug fit as well as Flywire for lockdown.
In the tech department, the LeBron 14 Low features the same four Zoom Air units and TPU support plate as the LeBron 14 Mid. The three independent Zoom Air cushioning units are the same size across (47.80mm) and about the same thickness (~14.19mm); they’re thick units, placed anatomically beneath the outer metatarsal bones, that are designed to absorb impact. The fourth Zoom Air unit is a huge heel unit that is 74.10mm wide and 14.33mm thick.
Of course, FastPass put the chopped LeBron 14 Low and LeBron 14 Mid side by side for comparison (scroll to the bottom of this post for that).
What the LeBron 14 Low deconstruction tells us is that if you’re interested in the LeBron 14 you may want to save money and buy the low. It’s just as well-cushioned, but it’s lighter and less bulky. Moreover, it retails at $150 instead of $175 and is already on sale at retailers like Eastbay for $140.
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