June 6th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
The Puerto Rican Day Parade will hit NYC this weekend, an event that’s preceded by the arrival of this special version of the Jordan Melo M9. The Jordan Melo M9 “Puerto Rico” is more than just a properly timed patriotic pair though, they’ve also got a personal connection to Carmelo considering his PR ancestry. Give us a heads up if you’re thinking about purchasing a pair for this weekend’s festivities in the comments below. And if you are, let it be know that 21 Mercer out in NYC already has them up for grabs.
Jordan Melo M9
University Red/White-Game Royal
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May 31st, 2013 by Sneaker News
Every summer serves up an inevitable array of red, white, and blue sneakers intended as a nod to the good old USA and the Independence Day celebrations that go down at the beginning of each July. This year, Jordan Brand is taking a different spin on that classic color scheme, whipping up a snazzy special edition of the Jordan Melo M9 that draws its inspiration from another annual celebration of heritage and history – the Puerto Rican Day Parade. A few years back, Jordan Brand rolled out its first Puerto Rico-inspired colorway with the Jordan Melo M7 Advance and followed that up with a themed t-shirt in 2012. With Carmelo now playing in the Big Apple, it made perfect sense to honor a piece of his personal heritage as well as a yearly NYC institution with the Jordan Melo M9 “Puerto Rico”, marking the first PR sneaker tribute during Carmelo’s stint in New York City and what we’d assume will be a JB/Melo staple for each June to come for as long as Melo is in town.
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