The 2016 NBA Playoffs are almost here, which means the season for Nike Basketball's Elite series is almost here as well.

Starting on April 14, the Nike LeBron 13 will transform into the Nike LeBron 13 Elite, a higher-end sneaker that's quite unlike its predecessor. The shoe has a Kurim upper and does away with the Posite elements that have been a staple of LeBron's line for a while now.

The first-up colorway is the red, launching on April 14, followed by the white on May 5 and then the black on May 26.

See detailed imagery on each of these upcoming Nike LeBrons below.