Carmelo Anthony Makes Fancy Sneakers, Has A ‘Mean Watch Game’
New York Nicks forward Carmelo Anthony has some serious game, but not just on the basketball court. He’s got some real fashion cred, too — Franca Sozzani even dedicated a six-page spread in Vogue Italia to him — and he reminded us why we love him at the launch of his newest Air Jordans.
WWD caught up with Anthony at the launch party for the shoe, the Melo M9, which will hit stores January 9. Anthony will naturally be the first to wear them, however, and will show them off during the Knick’s game against the Lakers on Christmas Day. What inspired the shoe? The watches Anthony designed himself, of course! “I love the movement inside tourbillon watches,” he said. “It’s just beautiful, so I wanted to incorporate that into the design of the shoe.”
Apparently he’s pretty addicted to those tourbillon watches (and our personal favorite social networking app). He confessed, “My watch game is mean — just look at my Instagram.” He also spilled that he likes to draw in his spare time, and admitted to having “boatloads of shoes”. A man after our own hearts! How could you not adore this guy?