by Brendan Dunne
LeBron James was spotted this week wearing what appears to be the Nike LeBron 13.
The images gathered here come from the Nike Basketball Academy event, where LeBron showed up with a mysterious sneaker on feet. The shoe matches the one depicted in leaked catalog silhouettes and it clearly has Hex Zoom cushioning on bottom – the use of that tech makes it unlikely that he's wearing a takedown shoe.
Making things more convincing is that Nike Basketball's social media images from the event cut off LeBron's footwear, presumably to protect the shoe that the brand hasn't yet officially unveiled.
The sneaker release date for the first Nike LeBron 13 colorway is set for Oct. 10 at a price of $200. The first pair will be a berry colored version, with a more straightforward red one to follow with a release on Oct. 24.
Nike LeBron 13
Release Date: 10/10/15
Color: Medium Berry/Pure Platinum-Court Purple-Black
Style #: 807219-500
UPDATE 9/23: After many sneakerheads expressed concern about how the LeBron 13 would look-on foot, Corporate helps calm some of the worries. The shop took these shots of LeBron James' new signature sneaker being worn, and the reception has generally been positive. The LeBron 13 is still set to launch on Oct. 10.
UPDATE 9/9: A new photo of the upcoming Nike LeBron 13 in men's sizing. This first look reveals a few of the differences, like a midfoot posite piece and dynamic Flywire cables. More to come ahead of next month's launch.
UPDATE 8/27: A clearer look at the upcoming LeBron 13.
UPDATE 8/16: The best look yet at the "Berry" Nike LeBron 13 in GS sizing via kicksordie.
UPDATE 8/2: A zoomed out photo of the upcoming LeBron 13, giving us a better look at the complete package.
UPDATE 7/18: The first close-up image of the rumored Nike LeBron 13 just hit the web. The shoe, as outlined in the first bit of leaked info, features a stretch fit upper and body mapped applications of Hyperposite. A release date still hasn't been announced.
UPDATE 7/1: New images have been spotted showing off the sneaker.