The relationship between Carmelo Anthony, the captain of the New York Knicks, and New York City itself is not limited to the just the basketball court. Not only is Carmelo Anthony amongst the elite professional basketball players in the NBA, his tenure with Jordan Brand has also been quite longstanding. The veteran basketball player is being bestowed with one signature sneaker after the other, many of which 23isBack readers may have copped. His 11th signature model was recently unveiled, and its latest colorway is arriving on one of Jordan release dates 2015.
Although somewhat similar to the M10, a plethora of new performance updates are featured by the Air Jordan Melo M11. This includes the FlightPlate technology and a modified cushioning system. The M11 model has been inspired from the connection between Carmelo Anthony and New York City, which has lasted for such a long time. Technically, the Air Jordan Melo M11 has already made its retail debut as a part of the Air Jordan 2014 Christmas Collection. However, this upcoming colorway, which has been dubbed “Gold Standard,” got its name in a rather unique manner.
Just two days before Christmas, a social media contest that had been conducted by Jordan Brand to determine a name for the M11’s new colorway came to a conclusion. 23isBack readers may or may not have voted for a name. Nonetheless, votes were tallied and that is how this black and gold iteration of the Melo M11 received its “Gold Standard” nickname, which is quite fitting. Indeed, the M11 looks quite luxurious, especially since its lower half is covered in shimmering metallic gold.
It is true that one of the Jordan release dates 2015 will be marking the retail debut of the Air Jordan Melo M11 “Gold Standard.” In fact, Jordan Brand has confirmed that this new jordans will be hitting the shelves on January 3rd, 2015. However, 23isBack readers who would rather not wait can visit the official Nike website and preorder this sneaker for $160.