The NBA is a league of shiny new toys, of “what have you done for me lately,” of new school and Generation X and trendsetting. To dispute all of that, to last long after your contemporaries have dwindled or left the game altogether, you have to be special.
LeBron James is special. And his Nike signature sneaker line is arguably the best of this era and, perhaps someday, the greatest ever. (Okay, he probably won’t top Michael Jordan but it’s a discussion some folks think warrants at least some thought.)
This year’s edition, the LeBron 13, features a breathable mesh upper with Flywire, the iconic hexagonal Air pods on the outsole that are actually larger than last season’s versions, and a large dose of Hyperposite. The shoe is more lightweight and even features hidden codes throughout. In fact, the silhouette also features strong Akron detailing and accents, and that concept of “home”–which has always been important to the King–has now gone to another level and inspired a new colorway of the 13. Available now at Champs Sports is the “Akronite Philosophy” edition, playing off of ‘Bron’s childhood before he became one of the world’s most popular athletes, back when he was just a kid from the neighborhood playing basketball with his best friends at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. It also celebrates his journey from Cleveland to Miami and now back home again.
LeBron James still reps his hometown, even all these years after he left. Now trying to bring a title to Cleveland, celebrate that unique history this year with one of the best performing basketball sneakers on the market. Celebrate the King’s hometown roots with the “Akronite Philosophy” LeBron 13.