Nike has officially unveiled the LeBron 13 Elite, and we have all the details.
With the 2016 NBA Playoffs ready to get underway, Nike officially unveils the LeBron 13 Elite, an upgraded version of LeBron's latest signature sneaker, made for post season play. They feature a durable Kurim cage upper, carbon fiber shank, full-length unner bootie, leather toecap and two additional hexagonal Zoom Air units on each sneaker.
Designed to work together, these updates create a stronger and lighter shoe. Kurim used throughout the upper, is an extremely pliable and durable material which brings a new aesthetic and provides a skin-like fit that moves with each stride. Thinner layers are placed in areas that need more flexibility while thicker layers are in those that require added support. All these additional benefits combined provide dynamic lockdown, optimal stability
and articulated, responsive cushioning.
Three colorways have been officially unveiled. The first, set to drop in April comes in university red, black and bright crimson. They feature a red-based upper with black, crimson and silver accents. The second two, dropping in May come in black and reflect silver and white, metallic gold and black, respectively. In addition, each pair sports a paint splattered midsole and full icy translucent outsole.
Look out for the "University Red" pair on April 14th, the "Black" pair on May 5th and the "White" on May 26th. Each colorway is a general release and will be available at select Nike Basketball retailers worldwide. Retail is $225, significantly cheaper than previous "Elite" editions of LeBron James' signature sneakers.
Enjoy the official images below of the Nike LeBron 13 Elite in university red, black and bright crimson; black and reflect silver and white, metallic gold and black. If you're interested in picking any of these up when they release, check in with your local spots to see if they will be receiving them. Those of you looking for a pair now can, grab them from eBay here.
04/14/2016 Nike LeBron 13 Elite
University Red/Black-Bright Crimson
05/05/2016 Nike LeBron 13 Elite
05/26/2016 Nike LeBron 13 Elite