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Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul get Jordan playoff edition shoes

Apr 21, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, and Blake Griffin are among the stars representing Jordan Brand who are getting new-look, player exclusive versions of their signature shoes.

From the official release:

The Air Jordan XX8 worn primarily by Russell Westbrook this season will feature a team-inspired white (home) or black (away) upper with photo blue and tour yellow accents. In addition, Ray Allen, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace and Rip Hamilton are also expected to wear team version player exclusives of the AJ XX8.


The Jordan MELO M9 will feature team-inspired white, game royal and team orange color patterns. 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 Jordan CP3.VI AE will feature team-inspired white, black, gym red and game royal color patterns. The AE is an ‘artisan edition’ of the Jordan CP3.VI, upgrading his signature shoe’s crafted performance materials for the playoff stretch. Updates include a mesh window in the quarter for ventilation and Dynamic Fit technology that features straps that wrap up from the midsole and integrate with the laces for lightweight support that moves with the foot.


Blake Griffin, who debuted the Jordan Super.Fly 2 earlier this year, will continue to wear the shoe in  team-inspired cement grey, game royal and gym red color patterns.

Let us know which are your favorites in the comments.

  1. cullimon - Apr 21, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Melos are the best

  2. 13arod - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    they don’t look cool

  3. cantonbound13 - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    LeBron is not good enough to walk in Jordan’s shoes.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    The Melos are the best. I don’t know what those Westbrooks are about. I’ve always hated Chris Paul’s version of Mikes, ever since he got the sneaker deal. They’ve just always been ugly to me.

  5. dysraw1 - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    thank goodness hated the earlier version of Melo’s looked like bozo the clown shoes

  6. broncobeta - Apr 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Where’s Al Harrington’s playoff line?

  7. styx630 - Apr 21, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Those Melos are hot.

  8. shieldsisland37 - Apr 21, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    I like shoes. But this is out of controll, they release a color way every week to comemerate an event. Next: Westbrook takes huge dump, to celebrate, brown zoom elite 24s. I mean geez

  9. stayhigh_247 - Apr 21, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Those Melo’s are dope! I haven’t bought a pair of Melo’s in a looong ass time, but I would cop these!

  10. majorhavoc83 - Apr 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    My son plays AAU basketball, mostly in the 1 or 2 position. He’s a big fan of the Melo M9’s, and he has been wearing them for every game/tournament this season. He finds them very comfortable, and he has good traction on the court.

    He just got the CP3 VI AE in the “Infrared” colorway (actually, he got lucky enough that a place inadvertently sold them to him a week before their official/marked release date!). That “Infrared” color scheme is actually really nice looking. He just broke them in – one shoe was a little stiff and bothered his foot – and now he likes them a lot as well.

    These companies sure know how to get creative in making a few minor changes and then getting people to buy them! MY son loves basketball sneakers, but thank goodness he’s not a “sneaker head” where he has to get every shoe out there!!

  11. eboneseagles - Apr 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    The 28s are terrible, just a sock in a shoe in a sock, the CP3s look like running shoes. I have the Melos, they are nice.

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