My daily musing on what pair of shoes I'm wearing today as I try not to repeat a pair until I've worn all 200+ pairs in my closets.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Melo, Footaction Finds, And DTLR Sales
Jordan Melo 5.5
Light Graphite / Metallic Silver / University Blue
I figured since tonight is Carmelo's Knick's debut I might as well wear the only pair of Melo's I own. These are his second signature model with Jordan Brand. They were called 5.5's as they were inspired by both the Jordan 5 and the Jordan 6. They supposedly took the best parts of both shoes and combined them to make this model. So basically this was a earlier hybrid / fusion by Jordan. I guess we can blame Carmelo for all the crap Jordan puts out now. This pair was released in 2005 and retailed for $125.00 which is what I paid for them when I got them from FootLocker. The colorway is listed as Light Graphite / Metallic Silver / University Blue. They have the reflective material on the tongue and a 15 on the side above the words Myrtle Ave. which was Melo's number in Denver and the area of Baltimore he was raised in. They also included Melo's signature across the back heel over the Jordan Jumpman logo. Now as for this trade, I just don't see the greatness of it from a pure basketball perspective. Yes it'll put butts in the seats and will be fun to watch but at best it makes the Knicks the 4th best team in the East, and that depends on how Orlando is playing at the time. The Celtics, Heat, and Bulls are easily better than the Knicks so how does this make them so much better this year. Plus with what they're going to end up paying both Amare and Melo and with the salary cap getting reduced in the next CBA they won't have the room to pick up a third big name like Chris Paul they way everyone assumes they will. Of course, now that the Nets have traded for Deron Williams he probably won't be available either. Not really sure about that trade either. OK, the Nets get Williams but they are still the Nets just with a better point guard. There is still nobody for him to pass the ball to so what was the point of the trade.
Went by both Footaction Outlet and DTLR today and saw a few items to hip you guys too. Should have some new women's stuff from Footaction Outlet up tomorrow. Check the pics below, attached the name of the store below each pic for you too. The sale at Footaction is still 50% off for Nike's and 70% all non Nike shoes plus 80% off all the clothes. The DTLR stuff has the prices attached.