Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Air Jordan 17 Low is a great sneaker, nearly all owners declare.
  • Many commenters express that they love these low-top basketball shoes.
  • The AJ XVII Low is a beautiful sneaker, several declare.
  • A few players are impressed with the shoe’s grip. They claim that the traction has greatly improved when compared with the Air Jordan XVI.
  • Like the Air Jordan XII, these Air Jordan basketball shoes are extremely comfortable to wear according to a few.
  • A user points out that these shoes are surprisingly breathable.
  • Some players observe that these basketball shoes are well cushioned. Players have the same praise for the Air Jordan 33.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several wearers are warning that these Air Jordan basketball shoes run narrow.
  • A reviewer suggests going up half a size for a comfortable fit.
  • The materials look a little cheap according to one owner.

Bottom line

Just like the mid-tops, the Air Jordan 17 Low is a great on- and off-court performer. Owners are quick to assert that AJ XVII Low is their favorite shoe out of the Air Jordan series. Players and collectors will surely enjoy what these basketball shoes have to offer. All in all, the Air Jordan XVII Low is a nice cop if you can find one in your size at an affordable price.

Facts

Top: Low
Signature: Michael Jordan
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Price: $150
Colorways: Black
Size
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During his prime, Michael Jordan was known for his highlight reel dunks and game-winning shots. However, at the 2002 All-Star Game, he made a rare blunder that became one of the game’s most memorable and talked-about moment.

On a fast break sequence, a wide-open Michael was fed the ball. Without any defenders nearby, he took off a few feet from the restricted area for an easy one-handed jam. Everything worked out fine up until the part where he totally missed the dunk. When asked by the media during the post-game interview, he stated, “I laugh at myself…if I can’t at myself, I can’t laugh at anybody.”

Michael was wearing the Air Jordan XVII Low during the game. Despite what happened, these basketball shoes are considered as one of the best low-top Air Jordans ever made and remain a highly coveted item.

The AJ 17 Low features a visible inner sleeve for a comfortable fit, a TPU heel stabilizer for increased ankle stability, and a full-length shank plate for enhanced support.

Cushion. These low-top Air Jordan basketball shoes have a lightweight Phylon midsole with a tuned Air unit at the forefoot and a blow-molded Air bag at the heel. A carbon fiber shank plate runs the length of the shoe for enhanced responsiveness and support.

Traction.  The Air Jordan 17 Low features a golf course-inspired outsole design with a herringbone traction pattern for an enhanced multidirectional grip.

Length and Width. Reviewers are reporting that these shoes run narrow. They suggest going up half a size for a more comfortable fit.

Lockdown. The Air Jordan XVII Low boasts a visible inner sleeve that is designed to deliver a more contouring and supportive fit. The TPU heel stabilizer provides increased heel and ankle support while the full-length shank plate prevents turf toe.

The Air Jordan 17 Low’s upper is constructed with durable leather for support while an inner sleeve ensures a comfortable fit.

These low-top Air Jordan basketball shoes feature chrome accents on the eyelets, Jumpman logo, and heel piece.

The low-top version of the Air Jordan 17 has three OG colorways.

  • Air Jordan 17 Low OG White/University Blue/Black – Chrome
  • Air Jordan 17 Low OG Black/Chrome
  • Air Jordan 17 Low OG All-Stars (White/Lightning – Black – Chrome)

SoleFly X Air Jordan XVII Low

As a nod to the ‘Lightning’ colorway Michael debuted during the 2002 All-Star Game, SoleFly (a Miami-based sneaker boutique) and Jordan Brand have created an alternate version called the ‘Reverse Lightning.’ The SoleFly X Air Jordan 17 Low collab features a yellow ostrich leather upper with black and silver accents. This alternate color scheme is limited to only 2,300 pairs and retails for $225.

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Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com