LeBron Graffiti Hits the Streets Once Again With LeBron 17!
With all our May releases dropped and copped, it’s time to look forward to summer vibes in June! Basketball kicks are not usually a very important source of hype. However, you sometimes get that pair that really gets a different sort of attention. And that’s when you know that it should be on your list of must-cop kicks. Now, let’s find out why LeBron Graffiti 17 should be on that list!
Update (6/12/2020): The release date of the upcoming Lebron Graffiti moved to June 23, 2020. Keep checking the blog for the latest news and updates!
LeBron Graffiti Goes Way Way Back!
So the hype about this drop revolves around the colorway, not the silhouette. No offense to the Lebron 17 silhouette, we really love it! But the excitement towards the colorway actually dates back to 2006. 14 years ago, Nike dropped LeBron Graffiti 4 with a LeBron themed pop up in New York City. The kicks were very exclusive, with only 250 pairs available. According to LeBron, the kicks were before their time with the mix of design and technology of the kicks.
So let’s do some simple math. A very popular sports figure like LeBron James, dropping exclusive basketball kicks in a cool colorway. This is a recipe for really high resale values, and the kicks actually resell for up to $5,000!
Lebron 17 Graffiti
Here we are, 14 years later, waiting for the Lebron 17 in its graffiti colorway. The silhouette has been altered a bit to be as true to the LeBron Graffiti 4 from 2006 as it could get! The no-midsole midsole features graffiti all over it where we can clearly read the word “Family”, “Passion”, “Fearless” and “Winning”. The bred colorway is the same, along with an additional ankle strap, unlike the usual LeBron 17s. However, LeBron Graffiti features the Knitposite upper that was introduced with the 17th silhouette.
Knitposite is one of Nike’s newer ventures into lightweight fabrics. The material combines the famous lightweight Flyknit with heat-molded yarns. This combination provides durability and support without losing the softness!
Release Date: June 5, 2020
Style Code: CT6047-100
Retail Price: $225
Avg. Resale Value: $350
Finally, you can find the kicks on SNKRS, and for that, you will need a great Nike SNKRS bot. And if you don’t, odds are you’ll be paying resale! So if you’re a baller and need some new kicks, LeBron Graffiti is worth the effort. If you’re new to the game and not sure which bot to get, check out the list of top 6 bots of 2020.