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Carmelo Anthony is one of the most tenured among all Air Jordan athletes. The thirteenth release in his line comes with technologies that aim to deliver comfort, explosive responsiveness, and secure lockdown.
The upper is made of soft mesh that provides the necessary motion flexibility especially to more aggressive players. Integrated into the upper is the Flight Web fit system that provides a more secure lockdown.
In the midsole is the FlightSpeed cushioning system that provides explosive energy returns for a powerful first step and well-supported jumps.
Cushion. The FlightSpeed cushioning system of the Jordan Melo M13 is perhaps the shoe’s crowning technology. It is composed of two of the brand’s most effective breakthroughs: the Zoom Air and the Flight Plate.
The Zoom Air uses tightly stretched tensile fabrics to cushion impact and deliver high energy returns. Basically, the fabrics compress upon impact; then, they immediately go back to their original form, producing explosive energy in the process.
The Flight Plate basically enhances the performance of the already effective Zoom Air. What this moderator plate does is evenly distribute the energy produced by the Zoom Air unit. This results in a more balanced out experience of impact absorption and energy explosion.
Traction. The outsole of the Jordan Melo M13 is made of rubber that features horizontal grooves. The shoe’s grip is enhanced by adding several raised points all over the outsole.
Length and Width. This shoe from the Jumpman is said to run true to size. Those who wear thick socks may want to go half a size up for a more comfortable ride.
Lockdown. The upper of the Melo M13 is made of mesh that has the company’s Flight Web system integrated into it. This technology provides a more secure lockdown for the player through the use of webbed straps in the midfoot area. These straps are integrated with the laces, giving the shoe the flexibility needed to sway with the wearer’s movement.
The upper of the Jordan Melo M 13 is made of breathable mesh. It has stylish kurim overlays on the lateral side. The shoe’s breathability is enhanced further by its tongue that is made of open-cell mesh.
The toe cap has fuse overlays to give it more durability. The same is true for the seams.
The Melo M13 is a monochromatic offering from the Jordan brand. The lateral side of its mesh upper has kurim overlays that make the shoe extra appealing. A prominent Jumpman logo is also on the lateral side of the shoe. The upper part of the left tongue has the Jumpman logo, the left has the Melo logo.
The Jordan Melo M13 arrives in the following tonal hues.
- Black/Gym Red-White-Anthracite
- Black/Metallic Gold-Anthracite
- Gym Red/Gym Red
- Midnight Navy/Max Orange/Ice Blue
- Purple Dynasty/Metallic Silver
- Soar/Deep Royal Blue
Jordan Melo M13 Energy
Sold exclusively at NYC Foot Locker, the Jordan Melo M13 Energy comes in two hues. One is covered in ‘Sunset Glow’ and other in ‘Ice Blue.’