It's hard to think of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade or any of the guys from the 2003 NBA Draft as "old." Sure, that draft was a decade ago, but the memories of LeBron's first dunk against Sacramento or Melo's patented cornrows behind a Nuggets yellow headband are still fresh. So it comes as somewhat of a shock to be reminded that Anthony has already spent 10 years as an endorser of the Jordan Brand. Not coincidentally, the brand will release the 10th model of his signature shoe in January of 2014.
The Tinker Hatfield-designed sneaker has many of the same aesthetics as the Air Jordan XX8 SE, such as Flight Plate technology and a similar outsole. The M10 features an upper made of nubuck leather and boasts chrome plating on the heel tracing Melo's signature in cursive, a throwback to his first shoe with the brand. Click through the slideshow to get a closer look at the shoe, and watch the video below to get Melo and Hatfield's take on its creation. You can also get a look at some alternate colorways here.
The M10 drops on Jan. 4, 2014 for $165
Photos via Nike Inc.