While Chris Paul is moving on to his next signature shoe today, Melo and Jordan Brand are releasing phase two of Carmelo Anthony’s Melo M8. If you follow Carmelo Anthony on Instagram you’ve seen a number of colorways of the Jordan Melo M8 Advance that Melo himself has released photos of. The Melo M8 Advance “USA” drops today in a colorway that honors the Gold Medal winning USA Men’s Basketball Team that Anthony was an integral part of. Melo wore the M8 Advance “USA” in the Gold Medal game against Spain which the US won 107-100.
The Melo M8 Advance “USA” is officially a white/gym red-midnight navy release. It has a pretty similar silhouette to the original M8 but the shoe’s body has undergone some key changes to cut weight from them. Most of the upper, minus the midnight navy lace collar has been converted to Hyperfuse and mesh. Very similar to the CP3.V and CP3.VI, there are zonal cutouts along the upper of both sides of the shoe that have been filled in with mesh. An all white Hyperfuse upper gives way to a half white half midnight navy midsole with a gym red Air Max bubble structure. Meloa and Jordan branding around the shoe are also red.
The Jordan Melo M8 Advance “USA” drops today, September 8, at select House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores and online at Footlocker.com for $140. Take a look below for some detailed photos, a link to buy online, and of course we couldn’t resist throwing Carmelo Anthony’s hilarious Melos Foot Locker commercial in, as well.