After a disappointing first season with the LA Lakers, LeBron James is back with a vengeance for his second season with the purple & gold, and he’ll have some picture-perfect footwear to wreak havoc on the hardwood in as his new Nike LeBron 17 is releasing in a “Lakers” colorway. The Lakers boast what’s arguably the most iconic palette in professional sports, so the LeBron 17’s new Knitposite upper is interspersed with marbled purple and gold detailing, making for a compellingly fresh take on the recognizable combo. Apart from the vibrant pops of color, the rest of the top half is dressed in black, while the tongue features a bold embossed lion with glowing golden eyes, LBJ’s #23 in a classic “Showtime” Lakers font and a purple crown logo. The heel collar also features a pointy design inspired by a crown for a clever nod to LeBron’s iconic nom de guerre.
Down below, the ultra high-tech cushioning system was designed to contain LeBron’s unique combo of thundering power and artful finesse. The forefoot features two sizeable Zoom Air pods that are independent of one another for reactive and adaptive court feel, while the heel features the highest-volume Air Max unit that’s ever been used on the Nike LeBron line, providing exemplary shock absorption for the long descent from the King’s soaring dunks. A potent brew of homage, fan service, and high-end performance, these “Lakers” shoes will release on October 10th for $200 USD, so get another look here and stay tuned to our Sneaker Release Dates page to see what else LeBron and Nike have on the way this season.
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Nike LeBron 17
Release Date: October 10th, 2019
Style Code: BQ3177-004 (Mens)
Style Code: BQ5594-004 (Kids)
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