Many guys want to see the performance review of NIKE LeBron 17. I’m also interested in it. The Nike LeBron XVII Low ‘Tune Squad’colorway attracts me.
The Swoosh logo of LeBron 17 Low ‘Tune Squad’ is grey plush. It’s cute. The white vamp is decorated with blue and red. I love this colorway and the appearance. Let’s have a look at its performance.
- Insole: Max Air + React
For the configuration of insole, the biggest difference of LeBron 17 and LeBron 17 Low is the forefoot sole. LeBron 17 Low uses React to replace Zoom Pods. It seems that it’s downgraded, but I prefer to React than ZOOM Pods.
The rear sole of LeBron 17 Low still uses Max Air. Although it hasn’t described in the official website, but as information that I found, it should be Air Max 270. This kind of configuration should not be suitable to everyone, but it’s cost effective.
▼the thick Max Air
For the actual performance, it needs time to break-in the air cushion. My weight is around 70kg-75kg. The thickness of React is moderated, it’s not too soft, it’s suitable for me.
▼The React cushion on forefoot sole
For the cushion performance of rear sole, I think that the actual performance of LeBron 17 Low Max Air is similar to Nike Shox. It can offer fast feedback, but it’s not very comfortable. But it’s more stable than Nike Shox.
The center of gravity is a little high. When running in crosswise or turning, it’s not very stable. If you like changing directions in fast speed, I’m afraid that LeBron 17 Low is unsuitable to you.
- Great Traction Performance, but the abrasive resistance is not good.
The outsole pattern of LeBron 17 Low is slant lines. The forefoot sole of Tune Squad colorway is rubber, and the shoe heel is crystal sole. It may use different material of outsole according to different colorways. I haven’t slipped on the indoor wood floor court. It offers great traction performance most of times, I’m satisfied at it.
▼good looking outsole pattern, great traction performance
But the abrasive resistance of LeBron 17 is bad. We have seen the visible abrasion after playing the first basketball games. And the outsole is easy to absorb dust.
- Good fitness and supporting performance
LeBron 17 Low is integrated inner sleeve design. The material is mesh fabric and artificial leather. The shoe tree is a little narrow. It’s hard to put on. It fits the foot very well even I haven’t fastened the shoelaces. But it will effect the air permeability. It’s stuffy.
▼Material: mesh fabric and artificial leather
The complicated shoelaces design waste time to fasten.
It has a layer of conspicuous TPU support around the insole.
Although it doesn’t have conspicuous reinforced design on the shoe head, but it has a layer of leather on it, and the mesh fabric is thick. It won’t press the toes like PG4.
For anti-rollover performance, it doesn’t have obvious and effective design for anti-rollover. And the center of gravity is a little high. So if you have high request for the anti-rollover performance, LeBron 17 Low can’t satisfy your request.
▼it only has a little anti-rollover design on the sole
- The shoe heel is easy to loosen
After fastening the shoelaces tightly, the shoe heel is still easy to loosen
- It’s hard to fasten the shoelaces
As I mentioned, the shoelaces design of LeBron 17 Low is complicated. Although the design of shoelaces looks good, but it takes times to fasten the shoelaces. The holes of shoelaces are useless.
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 8.5 stars
Shoe Tree: a little narrow
Size: a little small, we suggest to choose half size bigger. I normally wear EUR43/US9, but I need to choose EUR44/US10 for LeBron 17.
Although the price of LeBron series is high, but the material is good, it’s cost-effective.
I love the React cushion performance of LeBron 17 Low. It’s suitable for normal people. The appearance is cool and traction performance is great. LeBron 17 Low is more suitable for the internal line players who like to wear low type shoes.