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In honor of Carmelo Anthony‘s decade-long milestone at Jordan Brand – an achievement shared with both Ray Allen and Derek Jeter – design legend and performance footwear extraordinaire Tinker Hatfield set out to create a shoe that aligns with Melo’s personality while also making him even lighter and faster on the court. The result is the Jordan Melo M10. Fusing innovation with unique design elements and sophistication, Anthony’s commemorative signature draws on his patented versatility and scoring prowess for one of the best-performing basketball shoes that’s ever been designed. Adopting the brand’s now-signature Flight Plate technology – first introduced by the Air Jordan XX8 – for maximum responsiveness through compression and deflection, the Melo M10 pairs an adaptive fit upper of premium full-grain nubuck with a chrome-finished TPU heel counter for stability and support while Melo’s original cursive signature logo returns as a nod to his very first Jordan Brand shoe. Essentially a Melo-specific update to the Air Jordan XX8 SE, the Jordan Melo M10 will debut in a Black/Dark Powder Blue colorway on January 4, 2014 for $165 USD.