words_Nick DePaula After an unforgettable experience last fall being named the 2009 Future Sole Jordan Finals grand prize winner, 17 year-old Austin Jermacans was given the opportunity to design a lifestyle-inspired version of Carmelo Anthony's signature Jordan Melo M6. This Saturday, the much anticipated Future Sole edition of Carmelo's Anthony's sixth signature shoe will be dropping at select accounts including Eastbay.com, NikeTown stores and Austin's hometown boutique Villa. If you're in or around the Philadelphia area, be sure to check out Villa's official Future Sole Melo M6 launch party, taking place today with both Austin Jermacans and D'Wayne Edwards in attendance. The black-based Future Sole M6 features a combination of materials inspired by Carmelo Anthony's favorite Air Jordan models. It was the Air Jordan IX that he wore often throughout his high school days at Oak Hill Academy and during his championship freshman season at Syracuse University, and you'll notice a familiar sparkle-textured nubuck along the shoe's main wrapping rand. A ballistic mesh quarter panel is inspired by the Air Jordan XIII, worn by Melo during his rookie season, and of course, the gleaming patent leather found on this M6 is inspired by everyone's favorite, the Air Jordan XI. The Jordan Melo M6 Future Sole will release in Black/ Taxi - University Blue this Saturday, May 26th, at accounts on Saturday and is limited to just 2,000 pairs. NikeTown locations will also hold a raffle for the chance to win one of six autographed pairs of the Future Sole Melo M6. You can enter to win now at NikeTown stores in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and of course, Denver. You must be present to win, and drawings will be held in-store at 11AM on Saturday morning. For more info on the Future Sole Melo M6, be sure to check out our Sole Collector Video with Jordan Brand Design Director and Future Sole founder D'Wayne Edwards, as Edwards details the project from start to finish. Sole Collector Video Series: Future Sole Melo M6