While the weight of a basketball shoe has more than likely always been an issue of discussion amongst NBA players who are fortunate enough to have their own signature sneaker, there really seems to be a concerted effort to be “the lightest ever” by superstars such as Kobe Bryant and also his good friend, Denver Nuggets forward, Carmelo Anthony.
The Black/Varsity Red-White colorway of the Melo M6 boasts all of the features and enhancements of Carmelo’s sixth signature sneaker such as a Phylon midsole, a double-lasted forefoot for increased lateral support, a dual density Phylon heel for enhanced comfort, forefoot Zoom air bags for quick rebounding response, upper perforated leather for breathability, and a rubber outsole for high traction.
Overall, the shoe is intended to provide a more than abundant level of cushioning within the interior midsole of the shoe and breathability with its perforated upper side panel.
Clearly, with this Black/Varsity Red-White colorway, we see the classic Jumpman logo and “Melo” standing out in MJ’s signature Chicago red, behind a black back drop. The colorway also implements a tasteful touch of white through the delicate stitching on the upper/side panel and upper rim of the outsole and the outsole itself.
Justin Taylor, the head director behind the Melo M6, lends the inspiration for his design to the Bugati Veyron, with the lateral support, the eye stay, and ankle support all connected to the same base unit, much like the design of the European high performance car.
At approximately 15 ounces, the Melo M6 is one of the lightest in the game today. Seeing the MVP caliber season that Carmelo is having while playing exclusively in these kicks, his play speaks loudly for the performance of his shoe. This particular Black/Varsity Red-White colorway is not too hard on the eyes either.
This colorway of the Jordan Melo M6 is set to release some time this month.
[Original Release: 2009; Weight: 15.0 oz.; Players: Carmelo Anthony]
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