A lesser-worn sneaker by Carmelo Anthony includes the Air Jordan XXXI.
This shoe took a departure from the similar tooling seen on the Jordan 28-30. This time around, the shoe utilizes FlightSpeed with full-length Zoom Air compared to just forefoot Zoom from its predecessors. This provides the wearer an extra bounce no matter what part of the outsole makes contact with the floor. The upper of the XXXI showcases the old-school with the new, with a synthetic leather used on the heel to mimic the heel on the Jordan 1. The heel makes an interesting transition to the midfoot and toe, featuring newer tech in the Flyweave upper that is soft, yet durable.
Carmelo rocked the 31st Air Jordan signature sporadically during the USA Basketball Men’s National Team practice.