Wearing Lebrons won’t improve your on-court performance any more than wearing Jordans improved your dad’s game back in the day. Doesn’t matter, though, because you’re still going to look a heck of a lot better warming the bench, cheering your starters on, and coming in during garbage time to give up a few fouls wearing the new Nike Lebron 13.
The latest silhouette in the signature sneaker line, they’re billing this thing as “built for explosiveness.” We know, you have nowhere near the athletic explosiveness of the four-time MVP, but nobody really knows that, so you can stroll down in your new Lebrons with the cockiest swagger like you’re ready to burst into an ankle-breaking crossover that you will punctuate with a 360-degree, between-the-legs windmill before coming down and flexing your muscles in an Incredible Hulk pose. Or something like that.
The Nike Lebron 13 has a breathable mesh upper that envelopes your feet in a sock-like fit, with Flywire technology cables adapting the shoe to your movements, whether you’re pacing up the court, scampering on a fastbreak, or battling for a loose ball. The mesh is joined by zoned Hyperposite materials on the upper, providing necessary protection in areas most susceptible to impact, such as the mid-foot and the collar. Other features include hexagonal Zoom Air cushioning units on the sole for maximum explosiveness, outsole detailing that give a nod to various details of Lebron James’ life, and a Lebron logo on the toe and heel tab.
Want a pair? The Nike Lebron 13 “Written in the Stars” colorway (pictured) drops today, followed by the “Away” colorway on October 27.