It’s hard to believe 10 years ago Jordan Brand released Carmelo Anthony’s first signature sneaker, the Jordan Melo 1.5. A retro already? That makes me feel old! I remember having a pair myself in high school, being a huge fan of Carmelo Anthony and his tenure at Syracuse University.
The Melo 1.5 combined attributes from the Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 2 sneakers and was featured in several Denver Nuggets colorways. One of the best hybrid Air Jordan models, the Melo 1.5 was ahead of its time. In 2014 the sneaker will return to shelves in honor of its 10th Anniversary.
Overall the sneaker design is excellent and from what I remember, were extremelly comfortable. Pictures of the original black & carolina blue colorway have surfaced. The sneakers look identical to the original model which will make Jordan and Melo fans very happy. I assume we’ll see a few New York Knicks colorways of the kicks to pop up in the future; right now feast your eyes on this pair and let us know what you think.