Supposedly there are tech specs on the Nike LeBron 13 floating around the web. While we’re unable to confirm that these are indeed accurate, we can at least have fun speculating.
The silhouette of the LeBron 13 was part of the leak and they look…funky. I know we can’t say anything concrete at the moment, since we don’t really see the shoe, but they look like they’re geared for on-court use only. But you never know, somehow Nikes seem to do fairly well off-court as well as they do on-court.
Now for the tech. Looks like we’ve got some new stuff going on here; the cushion is stated to be Hex-Max which is larger and more articulated than the 12’s Hex Zoom. I think this just might be a redesigned Hex Zoom system, but think of it as the 12 version on steroids. You know…built for a LeBron sized athlete. That’ll probably mean that the units are much larger volume than the last round and according to the info, more flexible as well. It also states linked propulsion. Some might consider this similar to the Flight Plate, but I think the Zoom units will be connected to one another the way original articulated Zoom Air was. If that’s true then it should be one hell of a ride.
The upper looks to be a new material as well. There is going to be mapped Hyperposite, which we’ve seen on the last two models, but this time it’s stated as dual density. In case you were unaware, Posite is PU – or polyurethane – which is the same stuff that old school midsoles are made of. It’s a much lighter and thinner version of PU so it molds with heat and moisture when worn. Having a dual density setup might mean that we’ll see heavily structured areas for reinforced support – ankle collar and midfoot – while other areas are much thinner with greater ability to mold to the foot quickly, possibly the heel and forefoot areas. All of these processes seem as if they’ll all work in tandem with one another. Then the Posite will join with a Dynamic Stretch Upper with articulated lockdown. Honestly, that sounds just like TechFit from adidas so I’d expect something similar.
Those are pretty much my thoughts/ interpretation on what was given. What do you guys think? Performance beast or too much tech?
Via yeezybh of NikeTalk