AIR JORDAN XVII - Released February 2002
According to jumpman23.com, the Air Jordan XVII design was inspired by; "the fine details from an Aston Martin, the smooth lines and flow of a jazz solo and the long Air Jordan history of innovations in style."
Like the Jordan XVIs, the Jordan XVII came equipped with a removable midfoot cover, giving the wearer two looks for this model. This Jordan model came in an embossed metal carrying case with a cd rom. One of the most expensive models from the Jordan Brand of shoes, their original retail price was $200. While this may seem overpriced, the shoe seems to have been fairly popular.
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The Air Jordan XVII design was said to be inspired by three things; "the fine details from an Aston Martin, the smooth lines and flow of a jazz solo and the long Air Jordan history of innovations in style".
Well, if the Air Jordan XVI's were equipped with a gaiter/shroud that was removable and that would cover almost more than half of the shoe, the Air Jordan XVII 's were no worse. With a removable midfoot cover you were once again given the power to choose whether or not the laces should be visible!