This afternoon, I’m happy to give you all the first look at the Jordan Brand Melo M9 Puerto Rico Day colorway. Although the Knicks’ season is over, due to an unfortunate second round loss, Jordan Brand and Carmelo Anthony are still releasing some good-looking sneakers. In my opinion, the M9 has been the best Melo shoe to date, and this PR Day colorway is no exception. The shoe boasts two primary colors: a vibrant red and a royal blue, both paying homage to Puerto Rico.
The shoe’s upper is fitted with a carbon fiber looking pattern, in the vibrant red, while the toe box is made up of a shinier red. Like all other M9s, the upper has the signature flywire weaving in and out of the shoe’s exposed openings.
Complimenting the vibrant colors, the shoe’s sole is clear, leaving the eyes to focus on the other elements of the shoe.
While the shoe pops as is, one of the greatest design elements of the shoe, in my opinion, is the lining. As you can see from the photos of the insoles, the shoe is fitted with a blue and white pattern that feels almost tribal-like.
All in all, this is one of my favorite M9s to date.
The shoe will be releasing on June 6th with a price tage of $140, with the official colorway being University Red/White/Game Royal. Thoughts?