Air Jordan XVII Low ‘Lightning’ – Dissected

March 11th, 2012 by | 26 comments


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Just because a sneaker design is time tested, doesn’t mean any individual pair is immortal.  We’ve seen quite the opposite with some older grails succumbing to the elements in the form of crumbling cushions and dissolving soles, but even the newest kicks can’t survive a sharp scalpel.  The latest to go under the knife is one of those select few models XV and up that warrants serious consideration for a retro release, the Air Jordan XVII Low ‘Lightning’.  Arguably the best of the low version of Mike’s second comeback shoe, you can see it stripped down to the shank plate where Tuned and Zoom Air cushions came together for the first time.  Click through to examine the patient, and let us know which of the post-Bulls Air Jordans you’d most like to see earn a comeback.  via ny_giants_11 on NT

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26 comments
NYGIANTS11
NYGIANTS11

This is NYGIANTS11 from NT - Glad you all enjoyed this!

MikeG407
MikeG407

Mike Bibby 17 PE gotta be one of the illest PEs ever...cool feature

scottybuddz
scottybuddz

RE-RELEASE THESE JB!!! THESE ARE ONE OF THE BEST SNEAKERS POST-BULLS ERA

Rol
Rol

these shoes were the mark of the signature AJ downfall. Damn they came out with some abominations after these. Don't get me wrong, these were ugly in their own right though!

@Liam_MH
@Liam_MH

These jays always reminded me of a vagina. *shrugs*

don
don

ugly shoes just got uglier...

Tennessee1257
Tennessee1257

I would love for JB to retro the Ginger XVI. Wishful thinking though......

DimeBagOswoosh
DimeBagOswoosh

Great to see dissections of raggedy ol beaters. Just something about the excavation of the technology inside the shoe, like you're digging for treasure. Keep em coming!

eric
eric

Wow as far as post bull favorites I like the 15's thru 20

joey
joey

Lets bow our head and have a moment silence...R.I.P

K chinn
K chinn

Holy crap!!!! i had no idea that the entire bottom was made of carbon fiber. Thought it was just at the arch

TRS
TRS

the horror, the horror...

Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane

did it really matter the colorway? BURRRR

Alex
Alex

Why are you showing us this sneakerNEWS?

CEEZ!!
CEEZ!!

Still have mine basically deadstock only wear them once in a blue. One of the most comfortable jordans I own

~Big Infinite~©
~Big Infinite~©

when they gonna retro da 17s.... and bring back da metal metallic case they came in too

Water Tower YD
Water Tower YD

I used to have the copper ones in middle school! Water Tower YD Soundcloud. com/watertowergang

Paul Casey
Paul Casey

I love stuff like this, it should be done to all performance models and j's

Freakazoid
Freakazoid

Man I want me a pair of 17's. Dissecting then kinda hurt my feelings :'(...... Joking

Catmandu
Catmandu

more dissections .. Please

opkicksnlaces
opkicksnlaces

speechless. literally tore apart one of my favorites.

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