UPDATE: Now into it's thirteenth iteration, the first release of the LBJ13 was always going to be big business. Make sure your familiar with the details below as these will be hitting shelves, and consequently disappearing from shelves, in the coming hours! Be ready if you want to score a pair.
The basketball community and LBJ fans alike have been patiently waiting, and finally the good word is in – say hello to the Nike LeBron 13. To accommodate the king's explosive combination of power and speed, Nike has packed LBJ's thirteenth signature model with the most advanced tech to date. There's the breathable, sock-like fit for flexibility and lockdown; Hyperposite material construction providing zoned impact protection; and, our favourite, Zoom Air cushioning units ti maximise explosiveness. The first colourway to be introduced in the line draws inspiration from James's hometown roots in Akron, Ohio. It's kitted out in a rich burgundy up top, resting aboard a lightly speckled, smokey grey midsole. The 'Written in the Stars' LeBron 13 will be available in Greater China commencing October 1, followed by a global release on October 10. Keep your eyes glued to SF as we hunt down further colourways to come from the new LBJ13 signature line.
- Originally published on September 29, 2015.