by Jacques Slade
Today, Jordan Brand officially announced the Jordan Melo M9. Inspired by Meloâ€™s passion for high-end watches and love of armored superhero suits, the Melo M9 takes a bold leap in terms of performance and a new look that is sure to turn a few heads.
At only 13 ounces, the Melo M9 is the lightest M9 to date, despite the use of Nike Zoom cushioning, a full TPU cage, and Flywire straps. Designed to match Meloâ€™s foot (his entire body was rescanned for the first time since he was a rookie) the shoe has evolved to be be sleek, form fitting, andÂ supremely adaptive to a wide variety of players. According toÂ Melo, â€œAfter working closely with the Jordan Brand team during development stages, the JORDAN MELO M9 fits my game perfectly.â€ Expect the Jordan Melo M9 is to releaseÂ in four colorways on January 9 for $140, with additional colorways to drop later in the year.