Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 4:15 pm  |  31 responses

Kicks: Fly Wade II, Melo M8 Officially Unveiled

Jordan Brand superstars reveal next signature designs.

With all the hoopla surrounding the LeBron 9, it’s easy to overlook other prominent releases of late. Today, pictures surfaced for the signature shoes of Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony, both Jordan endorsers. DWade and Melo traveled to China with Chris Paul on a Jordan Brand tour, and now both will be releasing sneakers within a month of each other.

The Melo M8 features Flywire technology, and comes in a couple different colorways, the most popular likely to be the New York Knicks edition. The M8s will be available in mid-November.

Also on deck is the Fly Wade II, which comes on the heels of the Heat’s trip to the NBA Finals. Set to drop December 7 at $145 retail, here are the details, courtesy of CounterKicks:

The cushioning base of the shoe features a full-length Lunarlon foam midsole and a synthetic anodized upper. Designed by Jordan Brand creative director Mark Smith, the Fly Wade 2 also introduces Wade’s new player logo on the tongue which represents four things: “W” for Wade, number “3″ for Wade’s uniform, “E” for East Coast, and an upside down “M’ for Miami.

Props to CounterKicks and SneakerNews for the pics.

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  • mike

    These scream Team Jordans.

  • http://aol.com The Iron Lung

    Melo stay losing with his ” Jumpman” Jordans.. If you were a teenager in the late 90′s you know what what jumpmans were…

  • 23

    Did wades shoes change at all?? And btw is there any difference in wades jordan signature and the “fly 23″ ??

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    The first Fly Wades look just like the Fly 23. Makes no sense. And Melo, hands down, has the worst collection of signature shoes, on a major brand, in the history of professional American athletic competition.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    And the Fly Wade 2 is $145!?!?! they’re buggin!

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Jordan Brand is dead. Yeah, I said it.

  • Hussman25

    @Bryan: Exactly… (as far as shoes go).

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Co-sign BC. Yuck.

  • add

    like the fly wades better

  • http://www.slamonline.com House


  • Kinetik

    JB should get eric avar to design their shoes. these are ugly

  • http://Slamonline.com Mars

    Just keep giving Under Armour more clout JB. Adidas can wait. JB needs new or younger designers or something. Gosh!

  • Trevell

    Those ‘Melo’s look nice. Y’all trippin on here. LOL.

  • brandon

    ————> sick fly wades

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    The Wade 2s don’t look so bad, but it all comes down to how they perform, I’d be hesitant about trusting just foam, why no airbags? The Melos look terrible though, I much prefered his shoe from last season, it had some character at least.

  • queazy

    For someone so otherworldly talented, Wade is cursed with the most meh signature kicks (which sadly is an upgrade from his tour of duty with Converse). Trade Bosh for Tinker Hatfield!

  • da real

    if this were any other brand ppl would be hating even worse than this. these are flat out not that good. all that $$ and history and this is what you come up with?? Brand Jordan Wade/Paul/Melo = FAIL!

  • ChipS

    Dont know what the hell yall lookin at, them M8′s are nice… Wade’s on the other hand!

  • johnson

    I rather get the melos thn wades ugly crapp

  • bigMvp

    You got 3 of the best players in the NBA signed to your brand the least you can do is give them a decent looking shoe JB smh

  • bigMvp

    in other news is anyone looking for a pair of Air Jordan V Quai 54 size 10.5 deadstock pair of shoes? they are the shoes there shoulda been a countdown clock for!

  • Yesse

    They look great, but what is the price?

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    If I was Wade, Melo and CP3 I’d just do like Ray Allen and have JB make me OG Jordans in my teams colorways.

  • ChipS

    Melo M8′s look as good as anybody releasing a sneaker this year….. Under Armour is not up their yet and i dont see them gettin better anyway…. Adidas is cool but you really only have Dwight and D-Rose…. Reebok u have John Wall, his shoes are dope/ok….. Which leads me to Nike, the only good lookin shoes that are coming out are the Penny’s and other retro Nike’s and the new Huarache’s and old 2K4′s. Bron’s last couple of shoes are dope but I’m really not feelin his upcoming release.

    M8′s are far from ugly…. the ugliest shoe goes Kevin Love hands down!

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  • O

    Only non-retro Jordan kicks that were dope were the Melo 5.5′s. That’s it! The Spizike are dope, but they just a pair of mashed up retros. Bring back the Melo 5.5 in Knick colors and I will be coppin’….

  • Red Star

    @O I couldn’t agree more! Bring back the Melo 5.5 and stop the nonsense!

  • Andrew

    Those Wade’s don’t look all that good but not as bad neither though. The black & red Wade’s the best looking ones. Them ‘Melo’s kinda underrated while alot of people tryna diss them. They are tight and better than D-Wade’s especially the blue & black and the white & blue pair but I do agree that those ‘Melo 5.5 were by far his best signature shoes though I still got those pair LOL.


  • Cizzo

    To to haters yall wouldn’t know fly ball kicks if they kicked you in the ass…. both designs are good for what they are Ballin hard in… I’m impressed….

  • robb

    They may look insipid but they sure perform great.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Cosign that dood Bryan Crawford.