Air Jordan XVII
The Air Jordan XVII (17) was released in 2002.

Michael joined the Washington Wizards as President of Basketball Operations in January of 2000 and selected Kwame Brown with the top overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. On September 25th 2001 he resigned his position and instead signed a player contract.
MJ was back again!

Keeping the cover
The Air Jordan XVII design was said to be inspired by three things; "the fine details from an Aston Martin, the smooth lines and flow of a jazz solo and the long Air Jordan history of innovations in style" (Jumpman23.com)

Well, if the XVI's were equipped with a gaiter/shroud that was removable and that would cover almost more than half of the shoe, the XVII's were no worse. With a removable midfoot cover you were once again given the power to choose whether or not the laces should be visible!

Metal and CD
But the midfoot cover was not everything. This shoe came with a Jumpman embossed metal carrying case. So, this was not your average shoe box. OK, we had seen this when the Japan exclusive Air Jordan I's were released on January 1st 2001 but hey, now everyone could get one.

But, believe it or not, it doesn't stop there. In the lid of the carrying case a CD-rom could be found. Nike really knew how to make their customers happy!

When you decide to add a metal case and a CD something tells you the production cost must rise quite a bit. This also seemed to be the case as the Air Jordan XVII had a retail price at $200.

But is this too much? Will people actually pay $200 for a pair of basketball shoes. Well, the sales have just started, let's see what happens...

More info to be added...

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