#X-lab# gains and losses — Zoom Soldier 9 actual combat evaluation

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  • Appearance design:9.0
  • Comfortable cushioning:9.0
  • Stability protection:9.0
  • Sole performance:9.0
  • cost performance:9.0

Gain and loss — Zoom Soldier 9 actual combat evaluation

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In recent years, the Zoom Soldier series has become the first choice for most players without signature shoes in the league. From Jordan to ty Lawson, players in all positions choose this series as their first choice in the NBA. Since the beginning of this season, the Zoom Soldier series has surpassed the hyperdunk series and become the team boots with the most players selected by the league, which also proves the strength of the soldier series from one side. This season’s NBA schedule has entered the final stage of the finals. In the second half of this month, Nike will launch this pair of Zoom Soldier 9. It can be expected that this shoe will also be the most visible team shoe in the NBA next season,Here, I conducted a practical evaluation of Zoom Soldier 9 in a limited time.

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Before the evaluation, I have some subjective analysis of Zoom Soldier 9. Friends who like it can also turn to it:

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Next, I will bring you the actual evaluation of Zoom Soldier 9. This evaluation will also compare Zoom Soldier 8, so that you can more intuitively see the differences between the two generations of shoes, hoping to bring you better evaluation results.

Reviewer data:
Height: 180cm
Weight: 90kg
Shoe size: US 10 447 F+ f0 ~8 h0 U7 |9 g
Playing style: it’s a combination of sudden shots. It can also play inside occasionally, which is not small for the loss of shoes. Now I’m old and don’t play more violent than when I was young. I play more in a soft way.

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At present, Zoom Soldier 9 has had three actual battles, two indoor wooden floors and one outdoor rubber floor. I have a certain understanding of these shoes. Next, I will bring you my personal subjective evaluation.

The design idea of this generation of soldier is more integrated with the LeBron 12 of the same generation. From the shape design to the functional distribution of the midsole, many refer to the LeBron 12.

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one     Appearance design       8.5 points
Continuing the sharp shape gene of soldier series, the two magic straps look more powerful. The huge Swoosh on the side has been seen on LeBron 12. In general, the appearance of Zoom Soldier 9 takes more care of the actual needs, and creates a unique appearance belonging to the soldier series with sharp and powerful functional design.
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two     Comfort    8.5 points
The Zoom Soldier 9 continues the consistent cushioning configuration of the soldier series. I can guess the foot feeling of this midsole before I wear it. The front and rear zoom air is indeed the most suitable cushioning combination for basketball practice at present; In terms of vamp, Zoom Soldier 9 has brought me some new experiences. First, let’s talk about the vamp with a new flying line. The toe is completely fixed by magic bandage and flying line. This experience is very interesting. It will not have the binding feeling of traditional tongue and shoelace, but more like the full wrapping feeling of zipper vamp like “wind 2”; The returning hard Hyperfuse upper is not as comfortable as the soft Hyperfuse of the soldier 8, but it includes two straps and a large midsole extension, which greatly improves the wrapping force in all directions.; O! ? 6 [5 a8 K8 s2 y
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four     Stability 9 points

Zoom Soldier 9 enhances the stability design of shoes in many ways. Compared with the previous design, including two straps, a newly improved upper, a large-area upward extending midsole and several TPUs, it is a new point of stability. However, the improved block outsole reduces the stability. In practice, the lack of TPU connection at the arch is not reassuring.

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five     Protective 9 points

The protective Zoom Soldier 9 is certainly not as exaggerated as the LeBron 12, but the strength of the two magic straps can not be underestimated, and the returning hard Hyperfuse upper performs better.

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six     Reactivity 9 points

The soldier series, which is famous for its practical ability, has always been a relatively balanced basketball shoe, and the Zoom Soldier 9 is no exception. Although the reactivity of the upper and midsole is not as fast as that of the Kobe x, they are also excellent. Coupled with the specially imposed wear-resistant outsole, playing on the court will at least not be as painful as wearing the Kobe X.

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seven     Weight 8.5 points

Two magic straps, a large number of Phylon and TPU are stacked on the upper, and the midsole can be achieved without sponge     I think the weight belongs to excellent results. The actual weight of the Zoom Soldier 9 is also very satisfactory, which is much better than that of the LeBron 12.

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eight     Wear resistance: 8 points

At present, due to the lack of practical experience, the wear resistance can only be seen from the appearance, which should belong to the upper middle level.

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nine     Cost performance: 9 points

At present, it has not been listed, but for the work of basketball shoes, Zoom Soldier 9 has been excellent enough. Combined with the consistent pricing and discount of this series, the cost performance has always been very good.

10. Features 9 points

Zoom Soldier 9 and all the existence of this series are based on actual combat ability. Looking at the current basketball shoe market, only the soldier family is willing to add two magic straps to the upper in order to protect and stabilize. Giving up everything for the ultimate actual combat ability is the characteristic of this pair of shoes.

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Total score

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Conclusion: Zoom Soldier 9 is worthy of the inheritance of the king of actual combat family. On the basis of almost retaining the original advantages, it further strengthens the protection of actual combat and the wrapping force of shoes; The setting of the two magic straps is very fierce, and it can really fix the feet well in actual combat; Personally, I think the innovative design of upper fly line will be an idea for Nike to design new shoes in the future. It feels good to wear.

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    On the other hand, the Zoom Soldier 9 gave up the design of the arch position stabilizer. I don’t like it very much. It’s not my favorite design to change the outsole extension to the midsole extension; The large area of Phylon also brought the collapse lines that were all over the cloth after wearing it several times, which was just collapsing.

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    In general, Zoom Soldier 9 is still one of the best practical basketball shoes on the market. Friends who like this series can buy it without hesitation.

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Next, I’d like to bring you some small comparisons between Zoom Soldier 9 and Zoom Soldier 8.

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There is no doubt that S8 and S9 are the best practical shoes on the market. Compared with the previous generation of practical king, what improvements have the latest Zoom Soldier 9 made?

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S8 uses soft Hyperfuse upper material, and the toe position has no hardness. Although the comfort is good, the protection is debatable; The toe position of S9 is very similar to that of LeBron 9. It is hard and well protected. This looks like a return to the old road, but it is definitely an improvement.

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There are many marks on James on the toe of S8, which looks very attentive; S9 has only left Nike and right soldier.

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S8’s fly line layout is more traditional, combined with shoelaces, with full tensile force; The flying line of S9 is quite different, and the layout is also cable-stayed. Combined with magic bandage, the overall feeling is very similar to the old-fashioned full wrapped toe cap. This now seems to be an improvement, at least the wrapping force of the upper has increased a lot.

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The outsole extension design on the side of the forefoot of S8 is the highlight of this pair of shoes, which I personally appreciate very much; The S9 forefoot discards similar design and the anti valgus design becomes smaller, but the midsole extends in a large area, and the wrapping force and protection are upgraded. In fact, I prefer the outsole extension on S8, which is particularly good-looking!

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Most of S8 shoes are designed with mesh + sponge filling + thermal fusion Hyperfuse upper, which has good air permeability, but the upper is too soft; S9 uses the traditional mesh Hyperfuse, with hard upper and excellent durability. In this regard, I recognize the improvement of S9.

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S8 has a small contraction design at the arch of the foot, and the front and rear palms are connected by the midsole and outsole; S9 is a large-area midsole extension, and there is no outsole connection between the front and rear palms. At this point, I personally think S8 is more stable, and S9 always feels too easy to reverse.

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The heel of S8 is also a soft upper, and there is no TPU in it, so it’s bad; The heel of S9 is well protected. It’s great. It’s highly praised!

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S8’s heel adopts a left-right separate force relief design, which is very similar to animal toes; The S9 heel abandoned this design. I think it’s a huge leg.

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S8’s only magic strap is connected with a zipper. Apart from the convenience of wearing and taking off, I don’t see other convenience of this design; S9 adopts a segmented design similar to LeBron 12, which enhances flexibility. It’s a kind of progress.

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The stitching position of S8 upper always reminds me of a pair of broken socks mended by sewing; The processing of the same position S9 is much better.

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S8 has good wear resistance, sole pattern and general grip; The wear resistance of S9 remains to be investigated, and the traction of the sole is slightly stronger than that of S8.

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The lining of S8 continues the design of LeBron 11, with rubber friction points; S9 nothing. Can’t good things be inherited?

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S8 inner outsole inspired by LeBron 11; S9 interior outsole inspired by LeBron 12. Too perfunctory, unable to make complaints about it

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In general, S9 still has many encouraging progress and improvement points compared with S8, and the exterior design of this series has been innovated in combination with the design idea of LeBron 12; However, in contrast, S8 also has some advantages that S9 does not have, such as the design of the sole and the treatment of the arch. Of course, the world is like this. There are no shoes. The evolution of Zoom Soldier 9 can be regarded as both gain and loss. In my opinion, regardless of these design factors, Zoom Soldier 9 is still one of the strongest practical shoes in the world and has never lost the reputation of this series.

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