Although Carmelo Anthony and his New York Knicks have been bounced from the NBA playoffs, his signature shoe continues to stack up the releases. This Summer will be particularly basketball-centric because of the upcoming 2012 Olympic games in London. Melo, a staple on Team USA, will be with the team as they begin their world tour leading up to their Gold medal defense in England. As such, Jordan Brand has released one of the first red, white, and blue themed models of the Summer with an eye towards the Olympics. Whether Melo wears these on court in London, we don’t know, but there’s no doubt the stars and stripes are well represented on this release. This model has a mostly white upper with tumbled white leather around the ankle, heel, and upper lace collar. A white patent leather wrap wraps around the shoe from ankle to toe. Pitch blue accents are featured on the tongue, inner lining, Jumpman logo and midsole. The Flywire supports, Melo logo on the heel and tongue, and Air bubble are accented in gym red.
The Jordan Melo M8 White/Pitch Blue release today, May 16 at House of Hoops locations for $135. Check out the photos below.