For the first time since 2002, the Air Jordan 17 OG “Varsity Red” is set to return in 2024. During this silhouette’s debut, the sneaker came packaged in a special silver briefcase, which included a collectors CD, and was priced at $200 — an astronomical MSRP for sneakers at the time.
The Air Jordan 17 OG is the silhouette that Michael Jordan wore when he returned to the game as a Washington Wizard. The “Varsity Red” colorway has a classic “White” upper with “Varsity Red” accents on the lace cover, eyelets, and midsole.
This model features performance innovations that were groundbreaking for Jordan Brand at the time, including Blow-Molded Air technology, a full-length shank plate, and a TPU heel stabilizer. The silhouette is said to have been inspired by jazz music and features musical notes etched onto the removable midfoot cover.
The Air Jordan 17 OG “Varsity Red” returns sometime in 2024. The retail price is unknown, but updates can be found on our Air Jordan release dates page. Take a look at the sneaker below and follow @NiceDrops on Instagram.
Air Jordan 17 OG