The Lebron 17 is the latest shoe for Lebron James’ main sneaker line, announced just in time for the NBA season. It features a brand-new material on the upper that’s being dubbed KnitPosite, which Nike is describing as a mix of knitting and heat-molded yearns.
For the midsole, the model has a large Max Air unit in the back and a couple of Zoom Air units in the front. Looks wise, the Lebron 17 is very similar to the 15 and 16, whereas the first 13 were famously bulky, because of the use of plastics and leather, and the 14 works as a stand-alone shoe.
What never changes, though, is LeBron’s success.
Going into his 17th year, Lebron is now playing for the LA Lakers, amongst other stars such as Dwight Howard, Kyle Kuzma, and most importantly, Anthony Davis. Already, Lebron has reached 1000 career 20+ point games this season and has been averaging some of the best numbers in the league. LeBron’s success brings a lot of attention to his Nikes, and this is only boosted with his positive public image and strong social media presence.
The 17’s have also gained a lot of praise for being good performers, which you would expect considering they are being sold for $200, and the silhouettes 4.7-star rating on Nike.com, at the time of writing, exemplifies this. Jason Petrie’s decision to move to a lighter model whilst still giving the same support to stop injuries has been highly successful, with the jokes about the Lebron 12 and 13 dying out, allowing the line to have a fresh start.
The Lebron 17 is out now for you to get your hands on, and a solid pick for this year’s Basketball season, it’s just a question of whether you are willing to accept its high price tag.