For today’s Sneaker News update, Jordan Brand has teamed up with Carmelo Anthony in recognition of his 12th season in the NBA and releases their latest performance model, the Melo M11. This is Carmelo Anthony’s 11th Signature Shoe which makes him the brand’s most tenured athlete. The Jordan Melo M11 incorporates the brand’s peak in technology created for the basketball court- the Flightplate. This allows for a great experience of an explosive liftoff for it is built to harness and return energy in every step you take. This Flightplate features a moderator plate positioned directly over the forefoot Nike Zoom, creating a larger sweet spot and penty of cushioning. A molded collar comprises the upper part which optimizes the shoe’s fit and enhances ankle support, perfectly designed for Anthony’s versatile game.
Jordan Melo M11 “Red Hook Sunset”
Color: Game Royal/Black-Total Crimson-Bright Magenta-White
Style Code: 716227-425
Release Date: 03/01/15
The fresh new look of the Melo M11 reflects Melo’s physical transformation through the offseason. Anthony is known for hosting some of the best runs of the game at the Jordan Brand Terminal 23 in the city of New York. After a summer of intense workouts, he returned fitter, slimmer and ready to push even harder for the new season. It is inspired by Anthony’s New York roots, being born in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He has always felt a strong connection to his hometown and he stated how essential that the importance of New York City for him is incorporated into the shoe. He added that New York is where his basketball journey started, and there’s no other city he’d rather play the game. The four colorways of the Jordan Melo M11 is a tribute to dynamic parts of his personal story, namely the Concrete Island, Jordan Family, Black/Gold and the Red Hook Sunset.
Sneaker News features the Red Hook Sunset colorway, also known as the “Sunset” edition. This signature shoes has hints of purple, dark red or pinkish shades and orange tones that exudes the Sunset effect. It is a representation of Melo’s childhood memories of the sunset where he grew up, the city of New York. This explicitly shows a deep connection to his past and solidifies his status as a New Yorker. It sports a blue forefoot, a crisp shade of upper blue, and white sole. The shoes also have a pinkish hue in gradient fade fashion along the silhouette of the heel and also pink detailing on the shoe’s midsole and tongue. Black outlines the laces, tongue, midsole and interior while it has orange lace loops. This newest signature sneaker, the Jordan Melo M11 “Sunset” release date is on March 1st, 2015. Watch out for more Sneaker News updates!