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Cavs Kicks: Nike LeBron 13 Elite

The playoff version of the LeBron 13 is a bit different than the one's he's been wearing all season.

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When the Cleveland Cavaliers enter the playoff and make a run at the title, LeBron James will be wearing an advanced version of his signature shoe via Nike:

The Nike LeBron 13 Elite is an advanced version of the LeBron 13 James has been wearing this season. Here's a product description.

The key technical upgrades to the LEBRON 13 Elite come through a durable Kurim cage upper, carbon fiber shank, full-length bootie and two additional hexagonal Zoom Air-sole units on each shoe (six total per shoe). Designed to work in tandem, these elements create a stronger and lighter shoe built for the season's stretch run.
Kurim, an extremely pliable and durable material used throughout the upper, brings a new aesthetic and provides a skin-like fit that moves with each stride. Thinner layers are placed in areas that need more flexibility while thicker layers are in those that require added support.

Additional upgrades further differentiating this new Elite version from its predecessor include a full-length bootie and leather toecap

Nike Basketball also released a video showcasing the shoe in red.

The LeBron 13 drops in red on April 14 at and select retailers. A white colorway will drop on May 5 and a black colorway drops on May 26. Nike has a full photo gallery up on its site showcasing the shoe in all three colorways.