Carmelo Anthony has accomplished what numerous young men of color coming from Red Hook, Brooklyn have failed to achieve throughout their lifetime. Not only is he one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers of this generation, he also led Syracuse University to an NCAA Championship as a freshman in college by way of Virginia college prep boarding school Oak Hill Academy. And now, Jordan Brand is commemorating Carmelo on his high school graduation with a player exclusive that will be made available to the general public in the Melo x Air Jordan XIII ‘Class of 2002’.

The Melo x Air Jordan XIII ‘Class of 2002’ is reminiscent of the recently released AJ XIII ‘Chutney’ in regards to color blocking as it features a ‘University Gold’ suede base complete with the sneaker’s patented quilted overlays in black that hit both the medial and lateral side of the sneaker. A tumbled leather forefoot, iridescent holographic bubble located the lateral side of the ankle collar mimics the eye of a panther as the kicks are closed out by a ‘University Gold’ suede/black rubber midsole, and ‘University Red’ herringbone patterned rubber outsole.

Come September 15th, the Melo x Air Jordan XIII ‘Class of 2002’ will be available for a retail price tag of $190. Let us know if these joints are cop worthy in the comments.

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