“University Red” has become synonymous with Jordan Brand, and it’s about time Melo’s latest signature received the classic colorway. With the Melo 11 “University Red,” the aforementioned hue monopolizes the shoe’s upper, creating a clean, bold aesthetic. We see a literal parting of the red sea in the form of a black stripe running through the midsole, along with black contrasts on the shoe’s tongue and heel lining. Hidden beneath the red lies a clean, all-white outsole that features Melo’s unique multi-directional tread pattern. The “University Red” contains all the technology that defines the Melo 11, i.e. the Zoom unit in the forefoot, Flightplate and Pebax technology in the midsole, but where this latest colorway differs from other editions is in the use of synthetic nuback instead synthetic leather. Opting for nuback gives the “University Red” a distinct edge in comfort and durability, making these the Melos you’ll want on your feet for game-day. The Melo 11 “University Red” is available now at Jordan Brand retailers for $160 USD.
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