New York Knicks superstar, Carmelo Anthony, has a love for high-end watches, as well as armored superhero suits, and those are the inspiration behind the unique design of his new Jordan Brand sneaker, the Melo M9.
The 28-year-old NBA star debuted the Melo M9 on Christmas Day in a red/green/white colorway, which will not be available during the initial release.
It is the light Jordan Melo shoe ever, weighing in at 13 ounces. It also boasts Nike Zoom cushioning for lightweight support and increased responsiveness; a full-length TPU cage that cradles the foot, providing lateral stability and support; and Dynamic Fit technology that uses straps made with Nike Flywire. The straps, which coincidentally form the shape of the letter M, come up from the midsole and integrate with the laces and wrap around the bottom of the shoe for lightweight support that moves with the foot and gives players 360 degrees of fit.
"I love the idea of being locked in, whether I'm on the perimeter or making a move in the post," Anthony said of his signature shoe. "I want to protect my ankles while not restricting my cutting ability. After working closely with the Jordan Brand team during development stages, the JORDAN MELO M9 fits my game perfectly."
The Jordan Melo M9 retail for $140, and is available now in four colorways: a team inspired Game Royal/Black/Team Orange/White, Black/White/University Blue, Black/White/Bright Citrus and Gym Red/Black/White.