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Today, Jordan Brand officially launched the Jordan Melo M9, the much-anticipated ninth edition of Carmelo Anthony’s signature sneaker. Desifned to help maximize Melo’s combo of speed and power, the Melo M9 made its debut on Christmas Day in a special holiday colorway. Here’s more, from JB:

The JORDAN MELO M9 provides lightweight support and increased responsiveness through Nike Zoom cushioning. In addition, the JORDAN MELO M9 boasts a full-length TPU cage that cradles the foot, providing lateral stability and support, and Dynamic Fit technology that uses straps made with Nike Flywire. The straps, which coincidentally form the shape of the letter M, come up from the midsole and integrate with the laces and wrap around the bottom of the shoe for lightweight support that moves with the foot and gives players 360 degrees of fit.

“I love the idea of being locked in, whether I’m on the perimeter or making a move in the post,” Anthony said. “I want to protect my ankles while not restricting my cutting ability. After working closely with the Jordan Brand team during development stages, the JORDAN MELO M9 fits my game perfectly.”

Starting January 9, the Melo M9 will be available in four colorways (Game Royal/Black/Team Orange/White, Black/White/University Blue, Black/White/Bright Citrus and Gym Red/Black/White) with a retail tag of $140.