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Jordan Brand designed special Carmelo Anthony All-Star basketball shoe

Daily Dose: Melo M9 to light up the court with glowing outsole

Jordan Brand's Melo M9 All-Star edition basketball shoe is designed with UV ink, which illuminates when viewed under black light.  / Jordan Brand

What: Jordan Melo M9 All-Star Basketball Shoe
Colorway: Canyon/Purple/Electric Green/Black/Pure Violet
When: Feb. 14
How much: $145
Where: jumpman23.com
The Scoop: In honor of the NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Jordan Brand will release a special edition of Carmelo Anthony’s signature basketball shoe, the Melo M9.

The kick is part of the brand’s “Stealth” pack, which includes two versions of the Air Jordan XX8, releasing Feb. 16.

The Melo M9, which drops on Thursday, takes its color theme from the Air Jordan XX8’s night vision-inspired aesthetic.

Electric green borders the outsole, laces and heel. The upper portion of the shoe integrates UV ink, which illuminates when viewed under black light.

On the performance end, the Melo M9 drops at 13 ounces — the lightest of Anthony's signature basketball shoes to date. The shoe is structured with Nike Zoom cushioning for lightweight support; the technology also contributes to a responsive feel.

The shoe is also formfitting, but flexible enough to support sharp changes of direction. Straps along the midsole integrate with the laces and wrap around the bottom of the shoe, further contributing lightweight support.



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