Back in September 2015, news had broken out that Jordan Brand was perhaps considering and even planning to finally bring back the Air Jordan 17. In fact, it was being rumored that the Air Jordan 17 would be making its comeback this year in not but two different colorways. While the rumors are indeed somewhat true, this year will actually mark the Jordan release 2016 of a new and an old colorway of the Air Jordan 17+. Photos of the actual returning Air Jordan 17+ “Copper” have popped up online, which is receiving the retro treatment after 14 years.
Back when the Air Jordan 17 was in the design process, Jordan Brand had drawn inspiration of Michael Jordan’s favorite Aston Martin and jazz musical instruments. The Air Jordan 17 was crafted to be equipped with Nike Tuned Air, with individual pods that are capable of providing maximum support to each and every spot of the wearer’s feet. During the time, it was the most expensive Air Jordan model that Jordan Brand had ever produced. As for the Air Jordan 17+ “Copper,” it was back in 2002 when it had made its retail debut. Ever since, it received the retro treatment only once back when Jordan Brand had dropped it along with the Air Jordan 6 “Carmine” as a part of the 2008 Countdown Pack.
Much like the OG version, the upcoming Air Jordan 17+ “Copper” iteration will also feature a White leather upper with faux croc leather overlays adorning the sneaker’s heel and tongue. The eyelets, the rear portion of the heel and midsole, and the logo of the tongue are also accentuated with hits of Copper. Moreover, the space above the toebox and the translucent Black midsole also sport the Jordan Jumpman logo. Last but not least, it also includes Black inner lining and White laces.
The other colorway of the Air Jordan 17 that will also arrive this year is a brand new “Black / Gym Red” Chicago Bulls-inspired iteration. The date for the Jordan release 2016 of the Air Jordan 17+ “Copper” is also yet to be confirmed, but it has been revealed that it will be available for $250.
Air Jordan 17+ Retro “Copper”
White/Metallic Copper Coin-Black-Sport Royal
Release Date: *April, 2016
832816-122 | $250