8.8
Average Rating
PROS:
  • Extremely comfortable cushioning
  • Premium materials
CONS:
  • Stability suffers due to high cushioning
Summary of 10 Expert Reviews:
Shoe reviewers almost unanimously call the Lebron 15 the best Lebron signature shoe of all time. The combination of Air Max and Zoom provides an insanely comfortable cushioning that works extremely well for big guys that need a lot of impact protection. The new premium Battleknit upper is very comfortable and provides excellent fit and containment. The only slight downside is the traction which needs a while to break in and has slight problems with lateral cuts. Overall, this is the perfect shoe for heavy and powerful guys looking for maximum cushioning and comfort.

Price Comparison:

Official Retail Price: $184.99
* Prices were last updated on 27th May 2018 by testing all available discount codes and including possible shipping costs. Apply discount codes at checkout.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Lebron 15:

9.3
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The LeBron 15 is one of the best LeBron shoes ever. Materials, fit, and cushion are the definite highlights of the shoe.
9.2
RicheeKim
I think this is one of the best Lebrons ever. Material usage is great, cushioning is great, support is great - basically, everthing is really nice! But keep in mind that this shoe is made for big and heavy players, and won't work as well for smaller guards.
9
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Overall, the LeBron 15 is a fun shoe to play in. Especially, the cushion is fabulous!
9
PureKicks
The Lebron 15 is the best Lebron of all time. This shoe ticks all the boxes, the only slight downside was the traction.
8.9
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
This may be the best playing LeBron shoe ever. If you are looking for the absolute best Nike cushioning in basketball and a shoe that bleeds technology, the LeBron 15 is your ride.
8.8
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I love pieces of the LeBron 15. Materials and fit are highlights, and the cushion is the best Nike has offered in years. Stability made them a bit concerning for me while on the floor and I never ended up feeling as comfortable as I wanted to be.
8.8
The Sole Brothers
My favorite Lebron ever - I really enjoyed playing in the Lebron 15. The cushioning is insane, the materials are as premium as it gets, unfortunately, the price is too.
8.6
There are a lot of positives with the LBJ 15 especially the cushioning, the fit, and the soft materials. Traction isn’t horrible but it definitely isn’t King worthy and needs some serious break in and wear to improve.
8.5
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The LeBron 15 doesn’t offer anything truly groundbreaking in terms of its design, but it’s taken existing concepts and improved on nearly everything. The traction was the only real downer for me, but it wasn’t bad enough to ruin the things I did like.
8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
As a small guard, I didn't love the high-off-the-ground feeling and the laggy cushioning. However, if you are a bigger, heavier and powerful player than you will love the Lebron 15.

Traction of the Nike Lebron 15

9
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The traction does well overall — I just wish it had more bite.
9
RicheeKim
Traction is pretty damn good even on a translucent rubber colorway. On dusty courts, you will need to wipe a lot.
9
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The LeBron 15 features a spiked triangle pattern that made the traction dope.
9
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Nowhere near the best, or even great, but it was good enough.
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Linear traction bites and grips the floor really well, lateral traction could be better.
8
PureKicks
Traction looks beastly, unfortunately, it didn't perform quite as well as I had hoped.
8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The grip is pretty solid.
7
The Sole Brothers
Traction has problems with lateral cuts as the pattern is not multidirectional.
7
I’ve said over and over that traction has never really been a strength of the Lebron sig line and these are really no different.
7
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The LeBron 15’s traction isn’t awful – more like slightly below average.

Cushion of the Nike Lebron 15

10
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
If you need the cushion as much as my knees do, then this is where it is at.
10
PureKicks
The cushioning setup works like a charm. It's extremely comfortable but still provides decent court feel.
10
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Best. Zoom. Ever.
10
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Beast mode! If you’re a cushion-above-all-else type of player then you’ll love these.
10
This is pretty damn close to cushioning perfection.
10
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The cushioning offers the best of both worlds, offering both response and defense against impact as well as smooth heel-to-toe transition.
10
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The cushioning is by far the best part of this shoe. The cushioning feels as nice as diving into a pool of fluffiness!
9.5
RicheeKim
The cushioning is extremely bouncy and very plush. For my liking, it was a little bit too high of the ground though.
9
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The LeBron 15 is best feeling cushion setup I have ever experienced on any LeBron shoe.
9
The Sole Brothers
The cushion is insanely bouncy, and impact protection is great. You lose some responsiveness and court feel due to the very high cushioning.

Material of the Nike Lebron 15

10
The Sole Brothers
Battleknit material feels plush and premium.
9.5
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
Battleknit feels awesome on feet.
9.5
RicheeKim
Stretchy and comfortable Battleknit material is amazing.
9.5
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The comfort is there, the flexibility is freaking awesome, and the durability seems to be way better than past builds.
9
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
To my surprise, the thick Flyknit felt good.
9
PureKicks
Battleknit upper combined fits very comfortably.
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Battleknit is used here (aka really thick Flyknit) and it feels awesome on-foot.
9
Battleknit, or in layman’s terms, Flyknit with more texture and a synthetic backing. Nothing really innovative, just a cool name.
9
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The Battleknit material is pretty nice and very comfortable.

Support of the Nike Lebron 15

9
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
Those that require a lot of lateral movements may struggle due to the lack of stability.
9
RicheeKim
External heel counter and Battleknit material contained my foot very well.
9
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Great containment, no heel slippage, and very good ankle support.
9
PureKicks
I have no complaints about support, I felt locked in from the start!
9
The Sole Brothers
Heel lockdown is great but lateral containment could be improved. The narrow base, lack of outrigger, and high cushioning hold back the stability and support.
8
Stability is good but could have been improved with the use of an outrigger.
8
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The interior collar locks down the heel respectably well. Along with additional stability provided by the external heel counter, I found a secure fit.
7
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
There was a feeling of being uncontained that never had me feeling confident.
7
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Midsole and outsole lack a wide enough base which really hurts the lateral stability and overall support.
6
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Support wasn't really good for me. I didn't feel stable or balanced because the shoe is very high off the ground.

Fit of the Nike Lebron 15

9
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
Comfortable fit with no break-in time.
9
RicheeKim
The one-bootie upper is easy to get on and provides a great 1:1 fit.
9
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Lockdown is the bomb.
9
PureKicks
The one-bootie upper is easy to get in and fits nicely.
9
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Battleknit wraps perfectly around your foot without feeling restrictive.
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Once you’re in the LeBron 15 and laced up, especially if you opt for going down half size, you’ll be locked in and ready to go.
9
The Sole Brothers
The stretchy material provides a great fit.
9
I had zero issues with heel slip and no movement side to side from the get-go.
9
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The shoe is supremely comfortable while maintaining stability and protection.
9
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Nice and comfortable fit.

Is Outdoor Use Recommended?

fair
The Sole Brothers
The rubber seems pretty durable.
no
RicheeKim
The rubber is soft, I wouldn't recommend these for outdoor use.
no
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Outdoors? Nah, ain’t happening.
no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
As for durability outdoors — I wouldn’t.
no
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I would not recommend playing in the LeBron 15 outdoors.
no
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I wouldn't recommend these outdoors.

Width of the Nike Lebron 15

slightly wide
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Wide footers, you all will also be ok going true to size.
regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
Runs a little more narrow than most Lebrons.

Size of the Nike Lebron 15

½ size large
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The fit is a tad long.
½ size large
PureKicks
They fit a tiny bit long.
½ size large
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I went down half size from my true size in the LeBron 15
½ size large
The Sole Brothers
Go down half a size.
½ size large
The XV runs a little long but fit fine true to size for my wide feet.
true to size
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
I’d suggest going true to size.
true to size
RicheeKim
I went true to size.
true to size
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
I say stay true to size.
true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Runs true to size.