Following the Toronto Raptors' victory in the NBA Finals, preparation for the 2019-20 season is officially underway, and LeBron James is eyeing a return to the postseason in his 17th campaign. Along with that campaign will come a 17th signature sneaker, which James previewed earlier today.
While getting in some work on the court, James took a moment to share a short video of the Nike LeBron 17. James didn't state that the model showcased in the video is indeed his next signature model, but a retail source has confirmed with Sole Collector that it is indeed the LeBron 17. It's difficult to catch all of the shoe's details, but knit construction, a reversed jewel Swoosh and visible hybrid cushioning are visible in the clip.
It's early for a first look at the LeBron 17, as the new models typically don't hit retail until late summer or early fall. A release date hasn't been announced, but we'll keep you updated as new information is revealed.
UPDATE (08/28): New images of what is said to be a retail version of the LeBron 17 have arrived via Hupu. Built around an Air unit reminiscent of the Air Max 720 with a textured knit upper, the LeBron 17 includes callbacks to previous models such as the LeBron 8's tongue.
Check back in the coming weeks for more specs and release details.
UPDATE (08/29): In an Instagram comment, LeBron James claims that the images seen here are not the final version after all. "Sorry not real," James wrote. "Close but no cigar my friends. Coming soon though!"
Official details on the LeBron 17 are expected to be announced soon.