Jordan Melo M13 Review

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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$134.99
Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
2/2017
Outdoor Rating:
25%
# of Reviews:
2
Traction
5.0
Cushion
8.5
Material
8.0
Support
7.0
Fit
9.0
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Responsive cushioning
  • Nice materials

CONS:

  • Bad traction

Summary of 2 Expert Reviews:

The 13th edition of the Melo signature line is a big disappointment. While the materials look good and feel comfortable and cushioning is responsive, other components of this shoe are not able to convince. The traction pattern works only on pristine courts, otherwise, you will be sliding all over the place. The soft mesh material doesn't contain your feet very well, and the absence of a heel counter leads to a lot of heel slippage. If you are a dynamic basketball player, then the M13 won't work for you. Stationary post up players might like the comfortable cushioning, but overall, there are much better basketball shoes on the market.
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Expert Reviews of the Jordan Melo M13:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
I didn't like the Melo M13. As a guard, don't get these! The cushioning and the materials are good, but the traction was a dealbreaker for me.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Nice try, but not quite. Felled by traction and support, the Melo M13 had potential.
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Traction of the Jordan Melo M13:

5.0
The Sole Brothers
The traction sucks! I was sliding all over the place.
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5.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
How do I say this? Oh, I know: not good.

Cushion of the Jordan Melo M13:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
The cushioning in the forefoot is bouncy and responsive, impact protection is decent.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Well cushioned, responsive and a lot of impact protection.

Materials of the Jordan Melo M13:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
Soft mesh material is comfortable and good-looking.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Mesh feels great and comfortable but Kurim overlay seems useless.

Support of the Jordan Melo M13:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
Materials are very supportive, but there were problems with heel slippage.
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5.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
No heel counter, no forefoot containment, which means my foot was all over the place inside the shoe while cutting and stopping.

Fit of the Jordan Melo M13:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
A tad wide but otherwise the fit was nice.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Once laced solid, there is no heel slip or midfoot movement to really complain about.

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

fair
The Sole Brothers
The rubber is pretty hard so you should be okay outdoors.
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no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
I wouldn’t recommend using the Melo M13 outdoors for very long.

Width of the Jordan Melo M13:

slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
Normal to a tad wide.
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regularly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
There is very little dead space in the toebox.

Size of the Jordan Melo M13:

true to size
The Sole Brothers
Go true to size.
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true to size
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Sizing is dead on
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