The Nike LeBron 17 is about to arrive at retailers and we’re fortunate enough to have a detailed look and review prior to its release.
The Nike LeBron 17 offers a brand-new maximum cushioning setup featuring two large volume Zoom Air pods under the forefoot and what Nike calls an Air Max C unit from midfoot to heel.
Court feel was definitely not the primary focus here. Perhaps making a shoe that will keep LeBron James’ feet happy for 82 games was the main goal. I have started to play in the shoe, and I will admit they are very high off the floor. They’re also pretty weird feeling under-foot. I’ve been testing a lot of low profile shoes as of late, and even shoes with max cushion setups like the Air Jordan 34 sit much lower to the floor than the LBJ17. So, putting these on and running around in them for the first time took some getting used to.
Materials are what Nike is calling Knitposite. It’s essentially really thick Flyknit, like the Battleknit used on the previous two LeBron’s, but there are sections coated and heat welded together to give you a stronger, more structured build. While the term Posite is synonymous with the Foamposite material, there is no Foamposite material used on this shoe.
Traction looks like it could perform well under the right circumstances, but we’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out once I’ve gotten more playing time in them.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy our Nike LeBron 17 detailed look and review. This colorway is named ‘In the Arena’ and will release on October 3, 2019 for $200.