The NBA season kicks off in a little more than a month, and now we’re getting our first look at the kicks LeBron James will rock for the season. Nike has officially announced the LeBron XVII, which features the largest Air Max heel unit in a LeBron yet.
“If you look at the evolution of LeBron’s line, you’ll see how he loves Max Air, and we felt like the volume of Air in the 17 was the next solution in providing the stabilization and support he needs,” designer Jason Petrie said.
The new signature sneaker also features two independent Air Zoom Pods on the forefoot and a Knitposite upper that combines Flyknit with heat-molded yarns for durable support that resists stretching. LeBron’s signature detailing has been moved to the tongue, including the phrases and symbols “I’m King,” “LJ,” and ’23.” The jagged topline is meant to invoke a crown.
Look out for the LeBron XVII to drop September 27.