Here's a blast from the past. In 2004, after a stellar rookie season, it was clear that Carmelo Anthony had a bright future in the NBA. Also a Jordan Brand athlete, the explosive forward played the game with flair and style while outfitted in his own signature shoe or a few dope PEs in the Denver Nuggets colorway.
Speaking on the latter, we highlight the Air Jordan 12 Retro "Melo", a clean sneaker featuring white tumbled leather and a matching textured mudguard. University Blue on the outsole, heel, tongue and inner lining add some color. Metallic Silver accents on the laces finish off the look.
As expected, the Air Jordan 12 Retro "Melo" was highly coveted, and that continues to be the case today as its first-ever retro arrived in 2016. Sadly, the shoe was only available in grade school sizes.
Stadium Goods Link: Air Jordan 12 Retro "Melo"
Style: 136001 142
Colors: White/University Blue-Metallic Silver
Release Date: 2004