Had Michael Jordan not briefly played with the Washington Wizards, a "Bred" Air Jordan 17 probably would have existed in 2002. Turning that idea into a reality, the Bulls-inspired colorway is being released as part of the model's first ever retro run this year.

The shoe is a straightforward take on the classic scheme, sporting a predominantly black leather upper, with red accents popping up on the eyelets, heel counter, midsole and tongue. A white outsole helps offset the look below.

Strangely, the "Bulls" 17 is currently pegged for a Sunday, May 29 release date — a day after the "Flu Game" Air Jordan 12 Retro. Be sure to hit the follow button for all updates.

Air Jordan 17+ Retro "Bulls"
Release Date:
Color: Black/Gym Red-White
Style #: 832816-001
Price: $250

UPDATE 4/11: Images of this upcoming late-era Jordan retro on-feet.

Images via zsneakerheadz

UPDATE 3/27: A few new images via zsneakerheadz.

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