October 13, 2010 BY John Kim
Over the last few years, the Jordan Melo Signature line has seen its ups, downs, lefts, and rights; shoes like the Melo 1.5 and 5.5 were big hits but as the design of his shoes focused more on performance and engineering, the streetwear potential remained stagnant. Melo’s most recent shoe, the Melo M6, underperformed in retail, and towards the tail end of the NBA season, the original design was surmounted by one created by a high-school sophomore in the Jordan Brand Future Sole competition. With the Melo M7, the design team started anew, integrating a visible Air Unit, flex grooves on the lateral forefoot outsole, and a unique uper design that features a mesh layer under leather panels. The comfort is there, and the design is catching for sure.
Here’s a look at the Jordan Melo M7 China Edition, which features a white leather upper, silver mesh underlayer, bright red laces, and jade green on the inner lining and translucent outsole. The jade color is a tribute to the ornamental stone that played a large role in China’s vast history, and through the translucent outsole is a message written in one of China’s dialects. The speckled midsole adds a rustic touch to this colorway as well. Release information for the Melo M7 China has not been confirmed but with the general release colorways dropping very soon, a release of the China shouldn’t be too far away – if this is in fact slated for a release. Take another look after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for more information. via aaront.