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Sneakers Release – Nike LeBron 17 “Currency” Black Basketball Shoe

Sneakers Release – Nike LeBron 17 “Currency” Black Basketball Shoe

Dec 12, 2019

Just one month following the release of LeBron James“University Red” Nike Lebron 17, King James and Nike are back at it again. This December 13, the “Currency” Nike LeBron 17 hits shelves with even better durability and speed-enhancing tech than its predecessor.

Sustaining the reptilian vibe with their dinosaur-like textured upper, these LeBron’s feature an uncomplicated mid-top silhouette in sleek black, trimmed with colorful embellishments. On the shoes’ insoles, LeBron‘s last name is printed in international currency-inspired symbols. The U.S. dollar and the Chinese yuan are among those monetary units represented.

Ball like your favorite Laker in a pair of “Currency” LeBron 17s, dropping in men’s sizes online and in-stores at Hibbett | City Gear this weekend.

The 17’s upper is constructed out of an evolution of Nike’s Flyknit construction and twisted, heat-molded yarn. The resulting Knitposite material is durable, supportive and dramatically textured. Nuanced colors and hints of iridescent filament define this lightweight, woven textile basketball shoe.

Its tongue and wide collar hug the ankle for a supportive and locked-in feel. Other tasteful appointments – including the reverse Swoosh branding in a currency green along the lateral sides and polychromatic outsole – give this shoe a distinct look that will put our footwear game over the rim.

As the Lakers’ starting point guard this season, LeBron requires a shoe that keeps him in control of the ball. The LeBron 17 meets that need with a hybrid cushioning system, employing the largest Max Air unit to date in the heel area. A soft foam pod located directly beneath that Air sole provides a springy, energy-returning package. Two golf-ball-style Air Zoom pods sit under the forefoot on the lateral and medial sides, allowing King James (or any enterprising baller) to move down court at top speed with ease and superior impact protection. 

A stabilizing plastic clip at the heel helps with those runs to the basket by keeping wearers’ feet secure in the shoe. The sneaker’s purple translucent rubber outsole, with its web-like traction pattern, grounds the LeBron 17, providing just the right amount of grip for amateur players and high rollers alike. 

The LeBron 17 is a performance-enhancing engine concealed within a striking, eye-catching package. Like its name implies, this colorway is pure money whether worn on the court or off. Shop Hibbett | City Gear online or in-store on December 13 to get your pair of Nike LeBron 17s in the “Currency” colorway.

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