Today we want to talk about Adidas N3XT L3V3L. When we get this sneaker, we find it’s hard to wear and take off. As the position of upper is soft and tight. The inner laces can be fastened tightly. It’s not suitable for high instep.
Now we’ll talk about this sneaker in 3 main parts:
The weight of Lightstrike insole is between Boost and Bounce.
The limitation of Boost cushion is not big enough. The elasticity of Bounce cushion is not obviously, and the elasticity is reduced obviously after wearing a long tim. But Lightstrike won’t shock the foot when heelpiece fall down in the floor firstly.
Light Strike is different with LBJ’s ZOOM MAX. I haven’t felt obvious vibration sense when playing basketball. From the beginning performance, Lightstrike is a technology which is worthy for matching with high-end sneakers. But the first feeling of wearing Lightstrike is the same as Boost, I feel ache in the beginning, maybe because the shape of outsole is keeping changing. It’s the problem of all of the soft sneakers.
But Lightstrike has a problem of the durability. The variation of insole feeling is obvious after playing more than 10 basketball matches. The elasticity is also weaker.
Comparing with Boost and Bounce, the decreasing speed of Lightstrike is too fast. But the limitation of Lightstrike cushion still have the advantage.
Generally, the limitation of Lightstrike cushion is high, but the durability is not long. We’ll keep wearing it to give a more objective conclusion.
2、Shoe Side Supporting Plate
This pair of sneaker is more suitable to the players whose forefoot is thin.
For the design, the position of support plate is similar to Lillard 5. In need of lateral force action, the support plate will work well, it’s enough to satisfy the turning request. Comparing with Lillard 5, the support plate of Adidas N3XT L3V3L uses hollow out design. It’s also an improvement.
3、No shoe laces on the vamp
We support and understand this kind of innovation. Although it can fit well with the foot, but the feedback of heelpiece part is slower.
Generally, the design of no shoe laces on the vamp mainly maintains the stability of static state. But for the wrapping performance of dynamic state, it still has some problems with this sneaker.
After playing more than 10 matches, the traction and abrasive resistance is enough.
The final summary of Adidas N3XT L3V3L：
The cushion is great, but the durability is still need to be tested.
The wrapping performance of static state is good, but it has some problems for the wrapping performance of dynamic state.
The advanced vamp and supporting design have higher request for the foot type.
Even though the sneaker is not perfect, but this spirit of innovation and exploration is worthy for affirming. That is a pair of shoes with a real attitude of signature shoes. If your feet is thin and the instep is not high, you can consider it.