A History of Sneakers

The Melo line has been one of the best performing sneakers on the market for nearly a decade.

By Peter Walsh

Easily one of the three-best offensive players in the NBA right now, Carmelo Anthony has been sitting amongst the league’s elite since his 2003 rookie season. With nine All-Star appearances under his belt, a career-average of 25.3 points per game, and an unrivaled clutch gene, Melo continues to churn out dominating performance after dominating performance.

During a cold Saturday night in mid-January, Jordan Brand hosted an intimate family dinner for No. 7 just a block away from his office at Madison Square Garden. But this was no business meeting—it was personal. Invite only is an understatement when you look at who was asked to celebrate a decade of memorable moments between Carmelo and the brand, but this should come as no surprise to anyone that knows him.

Once Anthony entered the NBA, Jordan Brand went right to work in outfitting him with retro PEs while architecting his own signature line. Drawing inspiration from past Jordans and Foamposties, the Melo line has been one of the best performing sneakers on the market for nearly a decade, and the current M10 is the latest and greatest.

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