The Nike Zoom Soldier 9 was fantastic. The Nike Zoom Soldier 10…not so much.
While the traction wasn’t horrible, there are better options available at the moment which made these seem worse than they were. I would not recommend these for outdoor players that want a long lasting outsole.
Cushion was so bad (for me) that it literally pained me to wear them. I was hoping for the opposite, as the cushion used is my favorite offering from Nike (most of the time), but this time the dense midsole really hindered the Zoom Air’s natural ability to absorb and deflect energy and impact.
I don’t feel the entire shoe is bad. The materials, fit, and support are all highlights of the shoe and aspects I enjoyed. The most surprising feature was the support since the shoe has no laces to speak of.
Don’t wear no-show socks unless you enjoy cutting your legs up while playing. This is mostly directed towards players my age as most of you new generation hoopers usually wear longer cut socks.
Sorry for the delay on these. Most of you likely won’t even need this review at this point, but I figured I’d put it out anyway. However, if you did wait, there are some steep discounts to e had on this shoe at many retailers.