September 22, 2011 BY John Kim
It truly is something special when a professional athlete players for the team he or she grew up watching, and unfortunately, that doesn’t happen quite as often as we’d like. That’s why there was a collective celebration when Carmelo Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks, despite arguments made by NBA analysts that the Knicks might’ve overpaid to get Melo in Orange and Blue. What matters is that Carmelo Anthony is indeed a New York Knicks – possibly for the rest of his career, and playing alongside the best power-forward in the game in Amare’ Stoudemire will only make the Knicks a perennial contender (throw in Chris Paul in the mix and you’ve got quite a monster hand). The Jordan Melo M8 will be Carmelo’s first signature shoe as New York Knick (the M7 came as a Nugget), and here we have an on-foot image of the ‘Home’ Knicks colorway. The Melo M8 is a performance-driven shoe, with an outsole traction engineered specifically to Melo’s signature jap-step-spin move. Check out the extra shot below and let us know what you think of the Melo M8. via godjewels.