Following several leaks, Nike Basketball has officially unveiled LeBron James’ 17th signature sneaker, the LeBron 17.
“The silhouette was a way to reset the mark for LeBron, and futuristically explore how we could help his game with the best that Nike offers,” designer Jason Petrie says about revamping the knit upper and Air bag unit. Instead of using BattleKnit 2.0, the LeBron 17 comes constructed with a new material called Knitposite, which adds support and design flair by allowing new color patterns.
The shoe has two independent Ari Zoom pods under the forefoot. Air Zoom is combined with Max Air for the ultimate hybrid cushioning. Air Zoom units in the forefoot respond to LeBron’s downhill speed from point to point.
“The lateral and medial pods under the forefoot give him that response and comfort in conjunction with the Max Air bag. The way LeBron sees it, he wants to feel confident from the ground up. He doesn’t need help jumping. He wants to feel secure on the way down,” Petrie said.
Nike LeBron 17 Release Date
Look for the Nike LeBron 17 to release on September 27th followed by other colorways beginning in October at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $200 USD.
Release Date: September 27, 2019