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Jordan Brand Unveils the Melo M12

Today Jordan Brand officially unveiled the Melo M12.

Surprisingly, they didn’t detail any of the tech specs about the shoe like they typically do. So we’re unsure as to what was used along the upper, but it looks to be a mixture between mesh and Fuse.

The innovation and style of the Jordan Melo M12, Carmelo Anthony’s twelfth signature shoe, reflects this ongoing evolution. The shoe’s lightweight, flexible form provides better ankle lockdown and comfort while a mesh upper, asymmetrical webbing loops and a pared-down heel and ankle design offer targeted support for a one-to-one fit. Lightweight zoned cushioning and heel lockdown, including four foam pads placed in the interior, augment this pinpointed support. – Jordan Brand

I think the heel area looks great and should provide you with a comfortable lock-down fit. It was mentioned that two Zoom units were implemented within the shoe, but they never stated where. I’m guessing the two units are actually the forefoot’s articulated Zoom unit with foam in the heel.

Two Zoom Air units offer responsive cushioning and a low-profile feel, whereas articulated flex grooves allow the midsole to move with the foot. FlightSpeed technology delivers an explosive first step by maximizing the responsiveness of the air units through compression and deflection. – Jordan Brand

If you like what you see then the Jordan Melo M12 will be available globally beginning January 2 for a retail price of $160. Plenty of additional colorways will launch throughout the upcoming spring season.

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  1. The Achillies and Ankle foam padding collar is awesome. Been telling them to implement that on performance shoes for a while. Also there is 2 pad points on the thin tongue also, so when tying up tight it won’t push or scrape the shins. Interested to see how it fits overal and how it plays

  2. These look less narrow than the 11. I like the 11 but when I first started to wear them, they felt very tight. These look to move away from that by looking at the top down view.

  3. Is that a new Melo logo?

    Compared to Adidas and Under Armour, Signature shoes for Nike and Jordan always seem expensive.

      1. I still have paypal on pause waiting for the 11 to hit $50. For sure starting with the 3 melo’s have all been great shoes but when they made a step schange with the 8 then another step change with the 9 his line lost originality and continues. Sure the show will be dope but I guess they need to move on and maybe drop a unique silouette with Griffin or ……

  4. This is the first time I have been excited for a Melo shoe since…The Melo 1.5. It actually looks great, and I think it will perform great also.

  5. I’m excited, the base seems a little wider again, the mid-foot contouring more subtle(the floating mid-foot had a tendency to collapse on the m11), and the uppers look very nice(clean, almost Cross Trainer like).

  6. Hoping the zoom will be on par with last models in terms of responsiveness. It seems unlocked zoom has been getting less and less responsive with each new model, something I’m not a fan of. M11 was probably the best since the first year of unlocked zoom. Hope these follow suit.

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