Sneakerheads may or may not know, but the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” is one of the best Air Jordan colorways to have been worn in an NBA All-Star Game. Along with the athleticism and all the famous players performing at the same time, one of the great things about NBA’s annual All-Star Weekend is the kicks that are spotted on the court. It was Michael Jordan who rocked the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” during the 2002 NBA All-Star Game and Jordan Brand released the sneaker in the summer of that year. Now, a special, collaborative variation of the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” will arrive next year.
SoleFly x Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning”
Release Date: February 2018
AJ7321-003 | $
Some of the highlights of the 2002 NBA All-Star Game included the self pass that Tracy McGrady made off a backboard dunk. By the end of the game, Kobe Bryant had scored 31 points and 5 assists, which was quite an impressive performance. However, sneaker enthusiasts would have likely had their eyes often glued onto the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” that Michael Jordan was wearing. After all, the colorway was rather eye catching, with its striking Black and White color scheme, combined bright Lightning Yellow-colored detailing and the addition of some Chrome too. Of course, the variation set to join next year’s Jordan releases 2018 looks different.The Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” debuted 15 years ago and while it is not exactly making a comeback, its “Alternate” version is equally good. Reportedly, this SoleFly x Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” will be joining February’s Jordan releases 2018 next year, but its retail price has not been revealed yet.
ordan Brand designed this latest version of the Air Jordan 17 Low “Lightning” in collaboration with SoleFly and it is being referred to as an “Alternate” variation of the original. This time, the colorway really lives up to its nickname because the Lightning Yellow hue actually covers a majority of its leather uppers. The rest of the sneaker is mostly covered in Black, with Metallic Silver also making an appearance over the Chrome plate and the lace eyelets. Some of the Black-overlays even appear to be featuring a reptilian texture, making this sneaker look all the more luxurious.
Where to buy Air Jordan 17+ Retro Chicago Bulls “Bred”.Unsurprisingly, the return of the Air Jordan 17+ Retro in the OG “Copper” will be accompanied by some new colorways for the shoe, which we can see here with a first look at an all-new “Bred” edition. Originally released in 2002 in only the Copper version with croc-skin paneling at the heel, the Air Jordan 17+ finally gets a second colorway, featuring the classic black and red Bulls color scheme—even though MJ wasn’t playing for his former Chicago team when the Air Jordan 17 was originally on the shelves. Enjoy this first look at the Air Jordan 17+ “Bred” and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more information and a release date.
Air Jordan sneakers that Michael air-joair-jordan-17-copper-2016 had once rocked on the court have always been highly coveted. One such sneaker is the Air Jordan 17 Low PE that Michael Jordan wore during his tenure as a member of the Washington Wizards and that very pair recently surfaced on eBay. Not only did Michael Jordan once lace up in the pair, but it also bears MJ’s autograph, which makes it even more of a rarity. Since only one lucky sneakerhead will be able to get his or her hands on the pair, the others could instead wait for the 2016 Jordan releases of another Air Jordan 17 colorway.
It was back in 2002 when Jordan Brand had first unveiled and dropped the Air Jordan 17 and Jordanheads may not know this, but it has never received the retro treatment until now. Readers are probably aware that the OG “Copper” iteration of the seventeenth Air Jordan model is already scheduled to retail for $250 on April 10th.
As of now, it is being reported that apart from the return of the OG colorway and apparently these new renditions of the Air Jordan 17 are going to hit the shelves this year. While there are currently no photos of the sneakers, rumors are suggesting that one of them will be dressed up in a Black, Red and White color scheme. Apparently, the source of inspiration behind the sneaker is the 30,000th point that Michael air-jordan-17-copper-2016 had scored back on January 4th, 2002 when he performed as a member of the Wizards against the Bulls, his former team.
Based on the rumors that have been circulating, the air-jordan-17-copper-2016 release 2016 of the Air Jordan 17+ “Bulls” iteration will retail for $250 on May 29th, 2016. Much like the original Air Jordan 17 colorways, a CD and metal briefcase will accompany these new renditions. Jordanheads should now simply wait for further confirmation from Jordan Brand and for photos showcasing the actual sneakers to pop up.