September 15, 2010 BY John Kim
Carmelo Anthony was brought onto Team Jordan in 2003 as a prospective next-of-kin to the Jordan Brand legacy. Arriving in November is the Jordan Melo M7, Carmelo Anthony’s seventh signature shoe with Jordan Brand, and it’s quite clear that Melo’s designers followed the ‘Break to Build’ proverb and started from scratch. Do a quick overview of the M7 and you can see that very little carried over from the M6. Strip the upper of the oddly shaped yet square panels and add five vertical panels that allow for more curling, further encouraged by the new grooved outsole. Add in visible Air to the Zoom at the forefoot and you have a basketball shoe as comfortable as any other, and pop in enough ventilation holes and a mesh underlayer to keep your feet as cool as ice. Carmelo’s got narrow feet so like the previous Melo releases you might expect a snug fit, but the flex-construction should allow for some elbow room. The M6 was lifestyle-inspired, and with basketball shoes, it’s a tough task combining the two, so the M7 went back to basketball basics – and ended up being one of the best Melo designs yet. And like all his previous releases, the Melo’s seventh is filled with personalized touches and easter eggs all over – ONE and FIVE on each shoe, MELO spelled out with traction grooves on the sole, etc.. Watch for the Jordan Melo M7 come November 20th, 2010, and check out the detailed gallery after the jump. via Dunk.
Color: White/Metallic Silver-University Blue-Varsity Maize