A chosen few athletes receive their proverbial flowers while they can still smell them–in this case, a telltale is to see a retro release of their signature sneakers while they're still in their prime.
Michael Jordan saw the classic Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 3 return to shelves in 1994, but he'd left the NBA the previous year to try his hand at baseball despite still being a very capable basketball player. That in itself makes the 2017 version of LeBron James' first-ever shoe, the Air Zoom Generation, special. Like MJ, Bron Bron is still at the top of his game. However, he is still very much a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the favorite to come out of the Eastern Conference during the 2016-17 season.
The 2017 Air Zoom Generation, the coveted "bouquet" in this sense, features a look that is spot-on with the original. Clean white leather on the upper is complemented by mesh on the side panels in Varsity Crimson, with Midnight Navy accents on the Swoosh, tongue, and lace placket. Released in limited quantities, these have been coined the "First Game" for obvious reasons.
Stadium Goods Link: Nike Air Zoom Generation "First Game"
Style: 941911 100
Colors: White/White-Varsity Crimson-Midnight Navy
Release Date: January 25, 2017