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Carmelo Anthony Air Jordan 1 Low 'Baltimore Crab' PE
Carmelo Anthony Air Jordan 1 Low 'Baltimore Crab' PE
Carmelo Anthony Air Jordan 1 Low 'Baltimore Crab' PE

Jordan Brand Create An Air Jordan 1 Low 'Baltimore Crab' PE for Carmelo Anthony

Jordan Brand have paid homage to Carmelo Anthony's storied NBA career by crafting a special Air Jordan 1 Low 'Baltimore Crab' PE for the veteran forward. The colourful, low-cut Air Jordan 1 presents Melo's story in sneaker form, nodding to his Baltimore roots and his 16 NBA seasons with special details and bold material choices.

The shoe's most notable component is its basketball-orange ostrich leather, which uses tone and texture to salute Melo's pro hoops career, his time at Syracuse University and the delicious crabs that are a key part of Baltimore cuisine. Other details include sky blue Swooshes and branded hits, smooth brown nubuck and bold gold collar lining. Of note is that the 'Baltimore Crab' discards OG Air Jordan 1 Low construction in favour of a more recent puffy nylon tongue and thicker collar. From a packaging standpoint, the 'Baltimore Crab' is served in an Old Bay seasoning-inspired box, complete with 'features' like Melo's career accolades and draft status on the lid plus a 'nutrition facts' label on its clear sidewall.

Anthony has been a member of the Jumpman family since signing with the brand as a 19-year old before being selected #3 overall in the 2003 NBA Draft. He's currently the longest-serving member of the Jordan Brand basketball roster (Chris Paul, who was drafted in 2005, is second), and has had 13 signature models with Jordan Brand, from 2004's Melo 1.5 to 2017's Melo M13. He's also been the centrepiece of a rag & bone x Jordan Brand colab, inspired special takes on the Air Jordan 9 and Air Jordan 13 and rocked a wealth of desirable PEs both on and off the court.

The Air Jordan 1 Low 'Baltimore Crab' is a 1-of-1 and will not see a retail release, but for more from Jordan Brand check out the forthcoming Air Jordan 1 'Rebellionaire' here.

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