Introducing The Nike LeBron XVII Grafitti

Through the new LeBon VXII, Nike revisits the design cues of the underrated LeBron IV

Together with Nike, LeBron James presents the Nike LeBron XVII “Graffiti” colorway. The latest shoe is inspired by the Nike LeBron IV—one of the most underrated silhouettes, at least according to James—that was released back in 2006.

“I think the IVs were before their time,” says James. “The full-length Zoom unit, the Foamposite—that silhouette was crazy. It looked so different from the earlier three shoes in the line, and wearing them right before that title run in 2007 made them that much more memorable.”

The knitted upper has a white color scheme as black and red detailing compliments the look. A black leather ankle adds some contrast and stability while red shines on the outlining of the Nike swoosh, sockliner and mini shoowsh on the forefoot. As for the Graffiti detailing, it comes into play on the midsole while the white lettering uses the black midsole and mudguard as a canvas. To finish it off, the LeBron XVII Grafitti sports a red outsole.