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Nike Lebron 17 Review

Nike Lebron 17
Nike Lebron 17
Nike Lebron 17
Nike Lebron 17
8.6
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$199.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
10/2019
Ranking:
Traction
7.8
Cushion
9.4
Materials
9.1
Support
8.4
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
25%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Lebron 17:

73 likes
Racer Blue/ Black / White
Racer Blue/ Black / White
from Nike
$107.97
$200
47 likes
Black/White/Black
Black/White/Black
in 4 shops
$136.97
$200
63 likes
Navy Heather / Multi-Color / Black
Navy Heather / Multi-Color / Black
from Nike
$148.97
$200
49 likes
College Navy / Game Royal / White
College Navy / Game Royal / White
in 6 shops
$162.97
$200
69 likes
Black / Eggplant / Amarillo / White
Black / Eggplant / Amarillo / White
in 3 shops
$164.97
$200
60 likes
Desert Sand/Cedar/Metallic Gold
Desert Sand/Cedar/Metallic Gold
from Nike
$166.97
$200
60 likes
University Red/Bright Crimson/Team Red/University Red
University Red/Bright Crimson/Team Red/University Red
from Nike
$169.97
$200
49 likes
University Red / Black / White
University Red / Black / White
in 9 shops
$179.99
$200
50 likes
White / Black / University Red
White / Black / University Red
in 4 shops
$179.99
$200
66 likes
Black/Black
Black/Black
in 3 shops
$180.97
$200
82 likes
Black / University Red / White
Black / University Red / White
in 4 shops
$199.99
60 likes
Black / Multi-Color / Black
Black / Multi-Color / Black
in 4 shops
$199.99
90 likes
White / Multi-Color / Black
White / Multi-Color / Black
in 6 shops
$199.99
50 likes
Green Slate Heather / Neptune Green / Black
Green Slate Heather / Neptune Green / Black
from Nike
$200.00
34 likes
Midnight Navy / White / Varsity Crimson
Midnight Navy / White / Varsity Crimson
in 3 shops
$225.00
31 likes
University Red / University Red / White
University Red / University Red / White
from StockX
$188.00
90 likes
White / Tech Grey / Quasar Purple
White / Tech Grey / Quasar Purple
from StockX
$255.00
47 likes
Court Purple / Court-Purple
Court Purple / Court-Purple
from StockX
$290.00

Summary of 5 Expert Reviews:

Pros:
Insanely comfortable cushioning
Premium upper materials
Cons:
Steep $200 retail price
Heavy

Performance of the Nike Lebron 17:

The Lebron 17 is one of the most expensive basketball shoes on the market, does it justify it's $200 retail price? Reviewers' opinions on the traction were split: the Solebrother called it "god-levels" especially on a translucent rubber pair while Nightwing2303 didn't like the white solid rubber, even on clean courts. The cushioning, however, was loved by everyone. A huge Max Air unit in the heel is combined with Zoom in the forefoot and they provide a ton of impact protection and bounce. The new Knitposite upper material is thick, soft and comfortable - but it gets pretty hot after a while. Overall, the Lebron 17 is a great performer, especially you are a heavier player looking for a comfortable and supportive shoe.
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Reviews of the Nike Lebron 17:

The 8.6 average overall rating ranks #49 of 138 shoes overall
7.6
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
March 18, 2020
The Lebron 17's just aren't going to be for everyone. How high you sit off of the ground is really jarring, but over time I did start to appreciate the Knitposite upper and the cushioning system that is pretty explosive. The Lebron 17 features the largest Air unit ever to be in a basketball sneaker, so if that caters to your playing styles I'd say check these out.
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8.8
PureKicks
November 6, 2019
This might be the best shoe in the Lebron series!
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8.8
The Sole Brothers
October 13, 2019
The Lebron 17 is a great shoe - one of our favorite Lebrons. Insane impact protection, incredible traction - there's really nothing to complain about.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 11, 2019
If it wasn't for the inconsistent traction I would have really enjoyed the Lebron 17. I liked everything, loved some things, but disliked the traction.
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9.0
RicheeKim
October 6, 2019
The Lebron 17 is an awesome shoe! Strongly recommended if you are looking for the best cushioning setup available and you can afford the steep $200 retail price.
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Traction of the Nike Lebron 17:

The 7.8 average traction rating ranks #111 of 138 shoes overall
6.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
March 18, 2020
The outsole for the Lebron 17 is a recipe for disaster because the traction pattern is tight, compact, and flat. I was surprised initially that the traction was really responsive, but over time the traction proved that it couldn't keep up. I had multiple instances where I was slipping and sliding no matter how many times I wiped.
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8.0
PureKicks
November 6, 2019
The traction didn't blow me away but it did its job.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
October 13, 2019
The traction on the translucent pair was amazing from the getgo. The black solid rubber didn't perform as well. Dust pickup is minimal and the durability of the rubber should be good.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 11, 2019
No matter the court, I just could never get any reliable coverage.
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8.0
RicheeKim
October 6, 2019
On clean courts, I didn't have any issues. On dusty courts, you will need to wipe from time to time. Overall, I was really happy with the traction.
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Cushion of the Nike Lebron 17:

The 9.4 average cushion rating ranks #14 of 138 shoes overall
9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
March 18, 2020
The large Air Max unit in the heel couples with forefoot Max Zoom Air is a very explosive setup that is the definition of maximum cushioning. If court feel is what you're looking for these aren't gonna be it, but if you wanna have a little extra pep in your step with maximum impact protection it doesn't get any better.
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9.0
PureKicks
November 6, 2019
The huge Air Max unit in the heel and the two Zoom units in the forefoot provide crazy impact protection.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
October 13, 2019
Even though Air Max isn't our favorite setup, the cushioning of the Lebron 17 is really nice. Impact protection is great, there's a good amount of bounce, but the court feel is lacking.
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10.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 11, 2019
You literally feel as if you’re running around on Air. Maybe the best impact protection ever but court feel is non-existent.
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10.0
RicheeKim
October 6, 2019
The Lebron 17 has so much cushioning - it's crazy. Heel-to-toe transition is surprisingly good!
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Materials of the Nike Lebron 17:

The 9.1 average materials rating ranks #11 of 138 shoes overall
8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
March 18, 2020
The materials on the Lebron 17 are balanced and work well. The mid foot and the heel have Knitposite which is basically glue over a knitted material that does a fantastic job at adding more support and rigidity. The forefoot doesn't have Knitposite and is much more soft.
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9.0
PureKicks
November 6, 2019
Knitposite material is really strong and supportive, unfortunately it's also really hot.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
October 13, 2019
The materials are top-notch, really thick, and comfortable. Ventilation is non-existent, you are going to sweat in these!
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 11, 2019
The Knitposite upper materials have that nice broken-in feeling fresh out the box while still offering great containment and support.
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10.0
RicheeKim
October 6, 2019
The knit upper materials are extremely nice! They feel really comfortable and provide a ton of containment.
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Support of the Nike Lebron 17:

The 8.4 average support rating ranks #82 of 138 shoes overall
7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
March 18, 2020
I didn't personally run into any major issues with the support system, but one thing is that it feels like you will roll your ankle in these. Nike put the largest Air unit to ever be in a basketball sneaker in the Lebron 17, so your foot is extremely high off the ground. The lateral outrigger and upper did a decent job from keeping my foot from sliding off of the footbed though.
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9.0
PureKicks
November 6, 2019
The extended outrigger gives you lateral stability, the TPU barrier prevents side-to-side movements, and the heel counter keeps your feet locked down.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 13, 2019
No issues with lateral containment or heel slippage. Since the cushioning is really high, I felt a little unstable on lateral movements.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 11, 2019
The LeBron 17 shows that maximum cushion setups can also offer stability and support.
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9.0
RicheeKim
October 6, 2019
No heel slippage, no side-to-side movement on the footbed, and the outriggers in the forefoot and heel provide more stability on lateral cuts than previous Lebron models.
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Fit of the Nike Lebron 17:

The 8.5 average fit rating ranks #63 of 138 shoes overall
8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
March 18, 2020
The fit is pretty solid - the mid foot is great, the forefoot is awesome, and the heel lockdown is fantastic. I do have a problem with lacing system though because Nike used a huge overlay on the tongue that makes the laces go underneath it, so it was really hard to adjust.
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9.0
PureKicks
November 6, 2019
The materials conform to your feet nicely and the lacing system works perfectly.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
October 13, 2019
The fit was rather roomy and I would have liked a little less space in the toe box. The lacing system is really annoying.
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9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 11, 2019
For my feet, the fit and lockdown were fantastic.
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8.0
RicheeKim
October 6, 2019
There's a little bit of dead space in the toe box, other than that, the fit is really nice.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 25% average outdoor rating ranks #79 of 138 shoes overall
no
PureKicks
November 6, 2019
This shoe should not be played outdoors as the rubber will not last very long.
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fair
The Sole Brothers
October 13, 2019
Playing outdoors should be fine.
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Width of the Nike Lebron 17:

regularly wide
PureKicks
November 6, 2019
The width of the shoe is regular and should fit everybody.
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slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
October 13, 2019
The fit is wide-foot-friendly.
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slightly wide
RicheeKim
October 6, 2019
The fit is a little bit on the snug side. I'm a slightly wide footer and going true to size worked for me.
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Size of the Nike Lebron 17:

true to size
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
March 18, 2020
I recommend you go true to size on the Lebron 17.
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true to size
PureKicks
November 6, 2019
True to size.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
October 13, 2019
Go true to size.
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½ size small
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 11, 2019
The shoe does run a little short.
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true to size
RicheeKim
October 6, 2019
Runs true to size.
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Racer Blue/ Black / White
from Nike
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$200
Black/White/Black
Black/White/Black
in 4 shops
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$200
Navy Heather / Multi-Color / Black
Navy Heather / Multi-Color / Black
from Nike
$148.97
$200
College Navy / Game Royal / White
College Navy / Game Royal / White
in 6 shops
$162.97
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Black / Eggplant / Amarillo / White
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in 3 shops
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Desert Sand/Cedar/Metallic Gold
Desert Sand/Cedar/Metallic Gold
from Nike
$166.97
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University Red/Bright Crimson/Team Red/University Red
University Red/Bright Crimson/Team Red/University Red
from Nike
$169.97
$200
University Red / Black / White
University Red / Black / White
in 9 shops
$179.99
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White / Black / University Red
White / Black / University Red
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in 4 shops
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