The Nike LeBron XIII Low Premium was introduced during the NBA finals in May 2017. This low-top features a fancy suede upper in a one-bootie construction. Added to the stylish design is the tan-colored gum outsole. The midsole promises impact absorption and responsiveness from the Zoom and Max Air technologies. It has the same bouncy feel as the 16th LeBron kicks.
Cushion. The cushioning of the LeBron XIII Low Premium comes from the Zoom and Max Air technologies in the midsole. The Zoom units are located in the forefoot area, while the Max Air units are visible in the heel. Both are lightweight, and they effectively absorb impact; protecting the knees, muscles, and joints from fatigue and stress.
Traction. The outsole of the Nike LeBron XIII Low Premium is made of gum rubber, which is a combination of natural and synthetic rubber. It comes in natural tan color and is softer compared to other rubbers. The outsole rubber provides exemplary court grip. It is durable and just great for indoor courts.
Length and Width. The Nike LeBron XIII Low Premium comes in the average width and length. There are a number of reviewers who mention that the shoe has a spacious toe box that allows the toes to flex and relax.
Lockdown. To keep the foot secured, the Nike LeBron XIII Low Premium uses a traditional lacing system. The round shoelaces can be adjusted to achieve the desired fit.
The upper of the Nike LeBron XIII Low Premium is made of lightweight and luxurious suede. The collar of the shoe has a good amount of padding to provide comfort to the ankle. The external heel counter helps with foot containment.
A debossed Nike Swoosh is found on the forefoot and medial side of the Nike LeBron 13 Low Premium. The LeBron James logo is found on the tongue and insole. His signature is located on the midfoot area, while a debossed LEBRON JAMES callout is on the heel counter. There are sturdy and dainty pull tabs on the tongue and heel counter. They make putting on and taking off easy for the wearer.
The low-top silhouette and one-bootie construction of the Nike LeBron XIII Low Premium comes in two colorways: Team Red and Anthracite. The color of the shoelaces match the color of the upper for a uniform look. The Team Red colorway is also called the Night Maroon. It is described as Night Maroon/Night Maroon-Gum Light Brown in Nike’s website. These Nike basketball shoes were released on June 1, 2017 for $150.