A tribute to Miami and Akron, it is tough not to give these shoes a second look. They are the kind you will definitely have an opinion on – whether the opinion is good or bad is something else entirely. Suffice it to say, the Nike LeBron 13 “The Akronite Philosophy” is the kind that grabs attention.
Nike LeBron 13 The Akronite Philosophy
Color:Black/Black-Hyper Orange-Blue Lagoon
Release Date:November 21, 2015
Describing the overall design would be pretty hard – which is why it is a good thing Sneaker News has pictures of the shoes from different angles. The shades utilized include black, blue lagoon, and hyper orange – all of which manage to create an eye-catching signature that actually comes with a bit of symbolism.
Believe it or not, there is a pretty good reason why these colors were chosen. The shoes essentially symbolize how LeBron started from the bottom and played his way hard to the top. For example, the shoes have graphics of wheat fields which represents his time in Akron as a child. The palm trees which are portrayed in an abstract format show his path in Miami and the eventual championship title under his belt.
At the back where the heels go, we’ve got the number 330 an area code which looks a bit like the number 23 thanks to its strategic placement. The tongue is mainly black in color with the laces equally dark. What’s notable here is the placement or pattern of the laces which seems to follow a diagonal movement – far from the typical straight and crisscross pattern.
The Nike logo is proudly displayed on the side bearing a bright orange design. The same logo is on display on the trim, this time wearing a full-black color that creates a clean pattern amidst all the shades. The sole is done in black with a splash of patterned orange that manages to add to the uniqueness of the shoes.
From the articles displaying these shoes, it seems as though the line also includes similar-colored shirts and a few other merchandise. That doesn’t mean you have to buy those too however – just the iconic shoes will suffice.
Anyway, the Jordan release date for these shoes is supposedly on November 21, 2015 which is not a long time from now. If you are one of the many who feel these shoes, make sure to slot in your reservation for the kicks. According to reports, they will be sold for $200 which is a little expensive – but probably worth it.