In honor of the upcoming Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC, Jordan Brand has worked up a special “Puerto Rico” colorway and applied it to the Melo M9. A fitting choice — Carmelo Anthony boasts Puerto Rican heritage on his father’s side — the Melo M9 gets a predominantly red upper consisting of patent leather on the toe box, carbon fiber-patterned leather on the midfoot and ankle, and Dyanmic Flywire inserts complemented by blue accents along the tongue, heel, and the textured TPU cage and a white midsole. The lining features an interconnected sketch pattern that roughly illustrates Melo’s connections with both New York City and Puerto Rico. The Melo M9 “Puerto Rico” will release on June 6, just a few days ahead of the parade, with a price of $140 USD.
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