In the midst of a supremely difficult year for the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony finally has something to smile about. Last night at Terminal 23 in New York City, Jordan Brand unveiled the 11th shoe in his signature sneaker line, building on a legacy that began more than a decade ago.
The Jordan Melo M11 retains the Flight Plate cushioning technology that graced Anthony's previous model, and the outsole remains relatively the same. But the upper has a brand new look. Made of synthetic leather, it features perforations throughout to improve the shoe's breathability. There's also a spike pattern surrounding the heel, created with multiple iterations of the letter "M."
The M11's initial colorways are strongly influenced by Anthony's Big Apple upbringing. The names—"Concrete Island" and "Red Hook Sunset"—are inspired by Anthony's childhood in Red Hook, Brooklyn. There's also a red, white and black "Jordan Family" colorway, a nod to Michael Jordan's Bulls and the brand he's always been a part of. The last colorway, and the best of the bunch, is an unnamed black and gold one, which Carmelo will allow his fans to name via Twitter.
All four color ways will be available Jan. 3, but you can pre-order now over at Jordan.com. Check out more detailed shots of the shoe below.
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