May 4, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
A few weeks back, we showed you a sneak preview of the upcoming Air Jordan 16.5 in a colorway that was obviously swayed more towards the look of the Air Jordan XVI. For the second colorway, the inspiration seems to be taken from the White/Black/Royal color scheme of the first Air Jordan XVII to drop. While the black patent leather toe and the black mesh at the base of the upper still give a healthy dose of the XVI, the white leather upper allows the eyelets to be much more prominent, making the Air Jordan XVII components much more recognizable. Some other interesting touches are the braille print on the heel and a Jordan logo on the midsole that can be read upside-down, as well as right-side-up. Like the Black/Red Air Jordan 16.5, these will be released sometime in November, but this colorway will be a Foot Locker exclusive.