Air Jordan 13 Melo Class of 2002 vs Air Jordan 13 Hyper Royal
While the original colorways will always receive the most love, there are a few non-original releases of the Air Jordan 13 that have gain popularity in the sneaker community.
Released in September 2018, the Air Jordan 13 “Melo Class of 2002” celebrate Carmelo Anthony’s high school alma mater, Oak Hill Academy. The shoe comes built with a mix of leather, nylon and suede details, it also contains personal Melo touches, including “Class of 2002” on the right insole and the Melo logo on the right insole. 2018 Carmelo Anthony’s Air Jordan 13 PE Melo “Class of 2002”
Released in December 2020, the Air Jordan 13 “Hyper Royal” features a two-tone design reminiscent of Quentin Richardson’s Orlando Magic PE from 2012. The shoe features a combination of Black leather, Royal Blue suede, and 3M reflective mesh overlays. Additional details includes the signature holographic eye and a Blue Jumpman logo embroidered on the tongue atop the distinctive cat’s paw outsole.
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Air Jordan 13 Class of 2002 Honors Oak Hill & Melo Memories
Carmelo Anthony was that dude in high school. Playing at prep school Oak Hill Academy, the Baltimore-product was getting TV time as a teen, showing out on ESPN on the road to graduation.
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The Air Jordan 13 “Class of 2002” pays homage to all of that, decking out the hologram highlighted mid top in the black, yellow and red hues associated with Melo’s coming of age on court and in the classroom. The theme of high school graduation will also be played out in PE form for the likes of Russ and CP3, with JB also putting their money where their mouth is in regards to their Wings for the Future scholarship program .
Dust off that #22 jersey and look for this Melo makeup to launch sometime this fall, rightfully around back to school season. 2020 New Release Air Jordan 13 “CNY” Chinese New Year