Jordan Melo M9 - Boys' Grade School
Jordan Brand jumps into 2013 with the 9th chapter in the Melo saga. They envisioned a performance shoe with many layers that function individually, but all work in harmony to create one holistic, strong fit. The end result is the Jordan Melo M9. The upper starts with a formfitting bootie that operates with interweaving layers of supportive synthetic materials and dynamic Flywire cables for maximum lockdown on all sides. To add to the supportive upper, this shoe incorporate an outsole that evolved from its predecessor, the Melo M8. It features the same performance details like a segmented heel, articulate crash zones, and shank support; however, it's updated with a low-profile Zoom bag forefoot unit that extends out 1.5 millimeters to increase cushioning and responsiveness. It also adds a maximum volume Zoom bag unit in the heel for impact protection and a solid rubber outsole for dependable on-court traction. In the end this shoe is an idea combination of layers working together to deliver protection and articulation, but eliminates bulkiness, which often restricts movement and ultimately a players performance.