September 21st, 2012 by John Kim
AIR JORDAN LOW WEEK PART 2
Finishing off this week of Classics Revisited feature of low-top Jays is the UNC-inspired colorway of the Air Jordan XVII Low. The shoe doesn’t look much like a low-top, but that’s because the internal bootie extends outward up to the ankle, giving the shoe a mid-cut look. Jordan actually wore several PE colorways of the Air Jordan XVII Low during his Wizards days, and we even recounted the Lightnings when he hilariously missed that wide-open slam-dunk during the 2002 NBA All-Star Game. Performance-wise – the XVII is recalled by ballers as being one of the best. The Air Jordan XVII is considered to be the best Air Jordan of the non-Tinker area, as it seamlessly welded a number of concepts like Jordan’s love for golf and jazz music into one classy design. More of this classic Air Jordan Low below, so give it a look and let us know if these are in your collection!
Air Jordan XVII Low
Read more →
March 11th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
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
Read more →