Improve Your LeBron Six Experience – Change The Laces! »

Jan 19, 2009 at 7:04 pm | lebron-vishoes

If you read our Zoom LeBron VI Review, you know that we’ve had only two complaints about this sneaker regarding its basketball properties – traction wasn’t as good as it should be, and poor lacing system, which didn’t provide enough lockdown. As for the first issue, the only thing you can do is… play on clean courts. However, there’s always something you can do about the lacing setup. For example… change the laces. In the case of the Soldier II drilling an additional hole was the solution, but this time it’s much simpler. Click the ‘Read the rest of this entry’ link for more information and a quick step by step photo tutorial exclusively from NikeLeBron.net.

I’ve always felt VI’s original laces are WEAK simply put. The shoe itself contains of a double layered tongue and also a double layered collar, which is where the top two eyelets are placed. While the double layer thing adds to the comfort, it also adds unnesesary material, which becomes a problem when you want to tie your shoes really tight. One of the things you can do is don’t run the strings through both layers of the collar. Just use the inner loop and you’ll feel the difference right away. After that it’s indeed a little better, but why stop there? Last year, when the Zoom LeBron V debuted on the market, the way how it wrapped around your feet was really impressive. There are two reasons for that – Phyposite Footbucket and strong, flat, stretchy laces. Oh yeah… the midfoot strap was there too, but even without it the lockdown was there. So if you have any Vs lying around the house, beat up after the last season, take the laces out and apply them to the VI. You will be blown away… I guarantee you that! Suddenly, the shoe gives in and adjusts itself to your feet wrapping them around from each side. If you think it can’t be that much of a difference… please try it. Now if only there was an easy way to get the ZLV laces without actually buying the shoes?! Of course you can use other strings that you feel are strong enough to withstand the double layered ZLVI, but the V’s did a really good job. After that, The Six experience, as good as it was, is much better. Definitely recommended for all basketball players.

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