Jordan Brand and Carmelo are taking things back to where their relationship started: the 2004 Jordan Melo 1.5. Now that the shoe is back on Melo’s feet in OKC, it will be getting new builds.
The Jordan Melo 1.5 was designed by former Jordan Brand designer D’Wayne Edwards, the founder of PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy. It mixes elements from the Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 2 to create something unique for Anthony.
According to Bleacher Report, the new Melo 1.5 SE has gotten an upgrade to premium materials, a better fit, and alterations to the Melo logos at the ankle. The original shoe featured full-length Air cushioning, so expect that this time around.
The build pictured here is the Melo 1.5 ‘Hoodie Melo’, and it is dressed in a triple black colorway. The standout feature is the reverse tech fleece-like material used at the heel and “headband” that represents the interior of a hoodie. “XLT,” Melo’s hoodie size, hits the lateral collar.
The Jordan Melo 1.5 ‘Hoodie Melo’ will see a limited release on May 1 via Nike SNKRS and select retailers, according to Bleacher Report. It will be available in both men’s and grade school sizes, but no pricing information has been announced.
For detailed performance information check out Nightwing2303’s Jordan Melo 1.5 Performance Review.