by Chris O’Leary/@olearychris
It may have been set up as a one-time meeting, but Allen Largin is likely hoping it’s not the last time he meets someone of Carmelo Anthony’s stature.
Largin, just 16-years old, met with Melo on Wednesday in Denver as the winner of Jordan Brand’s Future Sole Design Competition. Largin was the winner of a 22,000-entrant online competition and designed a Melo M7 that was created by JB and that Largin was able to present to Melo in person.
Pics of Largin, Melo and the winning shoe are below. Some info on the competition: it received 899,000 hits, 11,400 registered users and as mentioned, had 22,000 entrants. The competition is set up to give high school and college students across the U.S. the chance to have their designs looked at by some of the industry’s biggest designers. On hand with Largin to meet with Melo was Jordan Brand’s creative manager and founder of the Future Sole program, D’Wayne Edwards.