Nike Basketball is prepping Lebron James for another Elite and this time, the theme is after Lebron’s ultimate goal to become a three time NBA world champion.
The key technical upgrades to the LEBRON 13 Elite come through a durable Kurim cage upper, carbon fiber shank, full-length bootie and two additional hexagonal Zoom Air-sole units on each shoe (six total per shoe). Designed to work in tandem, these elements create a stronger and lighter shoe built for the season’s stretch run.
Kurim, an extremely pliable and durable material used throughout the upper, 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. Additional upgrades further differentiating this new Elite version from its predecessor include a full-length bootie and leather toecap.
Check out the official photos released by Nike below and pick up the Nike Lebron 13 Elite “Gold” on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at Nike Basketball retailers across the globe for $275.
Nike LeBron 13 Elite “Gold”
May 5, 2016