There is a gray cloud hovering over the Big Apple. In reality, there is a gray cloud hovering over each and every city in the United States that has been blessed with an NBA franchise. The NBA lockout is still in full effect and the fact that pro basketball games are nowhere near happening is enough to put any fan down. But the cloud hovering over New York City is a different shade of gray than those hovering over other cities. This cloud is Cool Gray. And it represents the new Jordan Melo M8 colourway. A new colourway of Carmelo Anthony’s exclusive sneaker has been released and it sports the most popular color in the basketball shoe business.
The new Melo M8 colourway uses a lot of Cool Gray in its colourway. The upper, midsole and laces of the shoe have this epic color. White is used on the sole, the Melo branding and a part of the midsole. The black occupies a part of the heel cup and finishes off a very clean color combination of an already epic shoe. The color scheme is definitely sick, but what about the Melo M8’s performance design?
There is nothing to worry about, the performance design this shoe was built with is second to none. Nike Flywire is used in a full grain leather upper. Cushioning is enhanced by a Nike Phylon midsole complete with Zoom Air and Air Max units. This shoe provides the ultimate in impact protection. A solid rubber herringbone outsole finishes off the shoe and allows for superior traction control.
This new edition of the Melo M8 gives Carmelo another weapon in his unique sneaker arsenal. Playing alongside Amar’e Stoudemire for another season will undoubtedly provide more weaponry in the Knicks’ battle to win an NBA Finals Championship. Add Chauncy Billups and the Knicks have a legitimate shot at the title. That is, of course, if there is a title. If the lockout doesn’t end soon, there will be no war on any NBA hard court this season.
But there will be plenty of Melo exclusive sneakers to copy. This new colourway is one of many that have already been released. And it won’t be the last. The Melo M8 does not expect more money. That’s the great thing about Jordan basketball shoes. Their services are always available, regardless of the amount of money involved.