Nike Zoom Soldier III Production vs Sample Comparison »

Mar 22, 2009 at 2:22 am | shoeszoom-soldier-iii

Final version of sneakers are usually different from the early stage samples, often seen via catalog pics. It happens all the time. While we know there was a big change regarding the design of the ZL6 Low, we’ve been able to track some minor tweaks of the Solder III. Apart from shaping up, the final version has #2 next to the top eyelet (lateral side) and #3 on the medial side. Samples featured #3 on the outside. Also, instead of ZOOM the outsole under the toebox reads LEBRON now. The tongue seems to be a bit shorter, but the rest has not changed, even the outsole has stayed the same. Click ‘Read the rest of this entry’ link to see both models. UPDATE: There is a third, final version, which has a different sole (red flex grooves) and the toe rand is longer as it reaches the midsole. New pics after the jump. Thanks to LE23RON.

Pics via Kenlu and Nike.
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  • lightbyte001

    What’s the difference?

  • brad b.

    these soldiers are nasty and there is a difference hey lightbyte001 read the frickin paragraph

  • 4DRUMZ

    Yeah, good call on the tongue… I’m so SICK of the big tongue thing just for fashionista trends. :roll:

  • L23 With Big Z

    Is it just me or does this shoe KIND OF remind you of the Kobe II Strength?? Check this link http://www.soleredemption.com/pics/2007/08/nike-zoom-kobe-strength-usa-large.jpg

    Anyways the Soldier III is still awesome :cool:

  • LE23RON

    The GR pair looks a lil bit different.

  • rj

    [quote comment=”27040″]Is it just me or does this shoe KIND OF remind you of the Kobe II Strength??

    Anyways the Soldier III is still awesome :cool:[/quote]
    they do look similar. I’m just glad they shortened the tongue

  • LebronForMVP09

    These shoes are tight, can’t wait to get them when they come out, thankful they are only $110

  • kingskicks

    it hurts to say it but, these are the most hideous shoes i have ever seen. seriously.

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