January 4th, 2013 by John Kim
So it’s been nearly two years since Carmelo Anthony changed scenery from Denver to New York, but it wasn’t until this season that the spirit of winning seemed to have consumed his whole being. After an outstanding performance at the 2012 Olympic Games, Carmelo Anthony – regarded as a true superstar in the league one of the best Small Forwards of all-time – had a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Several All-Star Game appearances and All-NBA Teams were already under his belt, but Melo’s been playing like he still needs to prove something – a big reason why he’s a leading candidate for League MVP. With that said. the Jordan Melo M9 – his ninth signature shoe – could not have arrived at a better time.
The Jordan Melo M9 – the lightest Melo ever created – is inspired by a mix of Carmelo’s “likes”; his older side has a thing for high-end watches, but the kid inside him gets excited about armored superheroes (like Marvel’s Ironman). Justin Taylor, the lead footwear designer for Jordan Brand, noted these details when creating the M9, with the Dynamic Fit technology locking down Melo’s foot like Tony Stark’s suit armors his entire body. Speaking on the cushioning aspect, the Melo M9 features max-volume Zoom at the forefoot and the heel, with a herringbone traction providing heightened court feel.
Jordan Melo M9