The futuristic look in the LeBron James signature line continued with the Nike LeBron 13.
Like the two shoes before it, this thirteenth LeBron sneaker features a Hyperposite upper. This material is a variation of Foamposite, providing a durable wrap that molds to your feet. Outside of the zoned Hyperposite on the collar, the rest of the upper consists of a breathable mesh. Running and landing is cushioned by Hex Zoom units carried over from the LeBron 12. These units provide a bounce to the wearer’s step.
An Elite version was created for the playoffs. The upgrades to the LeBron 13 Elite include: a durable Kurim cage upper as well as a carbon fiber shank for support. A full-length bootie helps secure the foot. Two additional hexagonal Zoom Air-sole units are also added on each shoe, totaling six per shoe.
LeBron opted for the regular version of the LeBron 13 for much of the playoffs though, when he finally won Cleveland’s first NBA championship.