Jordan Melo M9

May 23rd, 2012 by | 41 comments


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It’s somewhat difficult to define because there’s never been a series quite like this, but anyone who’s considered themselves a sneakerhead long enough to have seen the entirety of Carmelo Anthony’s Jordan Brand signature series knows that Melos have a distinct aesthetic feel that’s marked the entire eight-shoe run.  The Melo M8 followed up on the Flywire introduced on the M7 Advance that had only been hinted at by the M7′s columnar build, and now that lightweight tech stretches beyond performance into personalization.  It’s not shaped identically to the logo on the tongue, but there’s no mistaking the zig-zag of Flywire strapping for anything but an ‘M’ on the newly unveiled Jordan Melo M9, a shoe whose newly exteriorized side panel reinforcements not only integrate perfectly with the lacing system, but also accentuate the kinds of high-contrast colorways that are given when you play for the New York Knicks.  Have a better look at these after the jump below and let us know how they compare to Carmelo’s other Jordans, as well as other ‘bare’ Flywire designs like the original LeBron 9 Elite samples and the upcoming Lunar Hyperdunk 2012.  Photos: truthao


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41 comments
Otis
Otis

Melo 5.5 are classics

@8Mike0Anders4
@8Mike0Anders4

innovative. right step for JB. The Wade 2's are good for performance. GREAT for performance. but these I'd have to ball in first.

Backwearinthe45
Backwearinthe45

I think these are dope , if the design team can come up wit the innovative designs/concepts/colorways (ala KD/Bron) these have potential

Mark
Mark

These kind of look like the D. Rose 2.5

J-mart
J-mart

Looks like something spiderman would wear...

Arcane
Arcane

the two upside Vs look like the black straps on a girl's heels

isAisAisA
isAisAisA

looks like something jeremy scott would make

teek94
teek94

now those are some championship shoes! go knicks!

$teved23
$teved23

Not a Melo fan, not Knick fan, but these are kinda dope.

BooM
BooM

Melo's line should be vanished. He's a terrible player. He's the most overrated I'd say.

FOAMHEAD93
FOAMHEAD93

Cool, these are huarache kinda and the air bag tape mimicking the the flywire is a nice touch. The forefoot looks very similar to the fly wade 1's midsole though. Hopefully they include forefoot vis zoom or change the look. What is that sparkly plastic on the side of the shoe? Support? I bet these will be like a huarache with better lockdown, cushioning, and support.

SameDude
SameDude

these are the best looking JB performance shoes i have seen in a looooooooonnnnnnnnnggggg time. I hope JB keeps it coming with innovation. Even though Nike pays for all innovation, JB should be above Nike at all times!

OZoneJB23
OZoneJB23

i like,actually the M8s were very comfortable

Daydreamer602
Daydreamer602

the toe kinda kills it imo still pretty clean

Darrell
Darrell

Does Michael Jordan hate Melo?? Dude never had a nice shoe. Just basketball boots...

JayK
JayK

Don't these look like the Adidas crazy light 1's

Alex_Kun
Alex_Kun

If it's as comfortable as the M7 on the court, then I'm definitely going to consider.

orka
orka

M7 was the best, imo

kha_boogie
kha_boogie

innovative yea but i hope they perform well b/c nikes innovation doesnt equal comfort, quality, and durability

newsouth912
newsouth912

Nice. Looks like it could've been the M8 Future Sole

BJ24
BJ24

This is what JB is supposed to be about pushing innovation. At least it looks innovative. the M8 was a great ball shoe for me if this is an imporovement i'll be glad to try it out.

kevinmsalazar
kevinmsalazar

It's a little crazy, but I like it so far...

rep96st
rep96st

WOW... I haven't been this impressed with a 'Melo Sneaker since the 1.5

Reality
Reality

no go. a fresh colorway can't even save them

Mastershake
Mastershake

Definately a step in the right direction jb

Yukster
Yukster

Who came up with this design? Ugly as hell. Jordan should fire his designer. What a piece of crap!

MikeIsTheMan
MikeIsTheMan

Not too bad for a Melo shoe considering JB shits on everyone with their own shoe.

bdogg
bdogg

whomever the designerr is for the melo line should be fired asap..i was never a melo fan but those are garbage..sorry!

fscottj54
fscottj54

its the only thing that saved them look at the Lebron 9s

friedchickenboy
friedchickenboy

whoever wins the futuresole contset gets to design the shoe

dominicd3
dominicd3

i love it merely for that reason, but im sure the looks will grow on me eventually

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