The Air Jordan 19 Retro in ‘Flint Grey’ finds a way to pay tribute to Carmelo Anthony.
In an era where there has to be a story, any story, attached to a sneaker — we have a Melo tribute coinciding with the release of the Air Jordan 19.
While subtle, it’s still strange to see the link to Melo with these. Granted, MJ never played in a pair during an NBA game as he did with the Air Jordan 18, but that doesn’t make this any less weird. Will Gary Payton or Jason Kidd get a small nod if the colorways of the Air Jordan 19 SE see a Retro release? It’s doubtful. I doubt we’ll even see the Air Jordan 19 SE return in 2019 — fingers crossed.
As far as the AJ19, the shoe is an awesome shoe to play in. Just keep those shins guarded as the tag atop the mamba shroud chafes the skin. Cushioning and lockdown are the shoes standout features — with full length Zoom Air and a double stacked unit in the heel.
If you were interested in grabbing a pair, the Air Jordan 19 ‘Flint’ Retro will hit select retailers on January 5 for $225.