Despite being the secondary series for LeBron James, the Zoom Soldier VIII is still one of the best shoes in the game. Last season, the Soldier 7 overshadowed the LeBron 11 and although I don’t think it can happen again this year, Nike designers were able to improve the performance for the 8’s and it shouldn’t be overlooked. The lockdown is amazing mainly because the zipped collar is more restrictive but still offers a full range of motion and allows for an ease of entrance. It seemed like a gimmick at first, but it really works. If you didn’t find a version you like among the signature styles, and the simplicity of colors is your virtue, consider getting one of the Team Banks. Check out the Gorge Green / Electric Green version in full detail below.